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Who is Jo Koy?

Joseph Glenn Herbert Sr , known professionally as Jo Koy, is an American stand-up comic. He was a frequent panelist on E!’s late night show Chelsea Lately. He has since had a number of Comedy Central and Netflix specials.

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Chelsea Handler Announces Breakup with Jo Koy

Chelsea Handler and Jo Koy are going their separate ways.

The former Chelsea host, 47, shared via Instagram on Monday that she and Koy have split.

Posting a video that the two planned to share on their one-year anniversary, Handler wrote in the caption, “It is with a heavy heart to announce that we have decided together that it is best for us to take a break from our relationship right now.”

A source tells PEOPLE that those close to the pair do hope this is a temporary situation.

“Their friends are hoping they can still work it out. But if anything, it’s clear their relationship has changed them both for the better,” the source says.

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Jo Koy Biography, Wikipedia

Jo Koy is a Filipino-American. His American father was in the United States Air Force stationed in the Philippines when he married Koy’s Filipina mother. His family moved from Spanaway, Washington, to Tacoma, Washington, and then to Las Vegas soon after he finished high school in Tacoma. He originally attended Spanaway Lake High School and then moved to Foss High School in Tacoma. They moved to Las Vegas to be near his ailing grandmother. Jo Koy enrolled in the University of Nevada, Las Vegas but dropped out to pursue stand-up comedy.

Real NameJoseph Glenn Herbert Sr
Nickname Joy Koy
Profession American stand-up comic
Marital StatusMarried
WifeAngie King “Nura Luca” (Div. 2013)
Children’s NameJoseph Herbert Jr.
Physical Status 
Age51 years old
Height (Approx)1.8 m
Weight (Approx)Not Known
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBald
Personal Information
Date of Birth 2 June 1971
Birth PlaceTacoma, Washington, United States
Zodiac signVirgo
EthnicityNot Known
School NameSpanaway Lake High School
College NameUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas
Parents Status
Father NameJohn C. Herbert
Mother NameJosie Harrison
SiblingsRowena Cook, Gemma Herbert, Robert Herbert
Source Of IncomeAmerican stand-up comic
Net Worth, Salary$5 million (approx)
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Jo Koy Career

Jo Koy credits his mother for his comedic and acting talents. He frequently tells stories about her in his comedy shows. She encouraged him to participate in school talent shows and to hold impromptu performances for his family and friends. This led to performances at a Las Vegas coffee house and inspired a move to Los Angeles.

The young comic began his stand-up career in 1994 at a comedy club in Las Vegas. Soon he moved from open mic night to a regular spot on the show Catch a Rising Star at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino. After performing at the MGM Grand Las Vegas, he rented the Huntridge Theater and went door to door to sell tickets to his comedy shows. A talent coordinator from Los Angeles spotted Koy and landed him his first television appearance on BET’s ComicView. He has appeared in two seasons of Comic View.

The comedian has gone on to star in other TV stand-up specials like Jamie Foxx Presents: Laffapalooza!. Jo Koy has won the Showtime at the Apollo, performed in front of troops in the USO Tour, can be seen on various VH1 I Love the 70’s80’s90’s, Tru TV’s World’s Dumbest and New Millennium episodes, Amp’d Mobile phone commercials and received a second invite to the Montreal comedy festival Just For Laughs, the series for which he was awarded Canada’s prestigious Gemini Award. Jo Koy was also a regular guest at Chelsea Handler’s roundtable discussion on E!’s Chelsea Lately. Jo Koy has also appeared on Carlos Mencia’s Punisher Tour performing stand-up comedy in front of fans filling 10,000-seat arenas across the country.

In 2005, Jo Koy performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He became one of a select few comics to receive a standing ovation on the show. He started a podcast together with comedian and TV host Michael Yo on July 23, 2012, called The Michael Yo and Jo Koy Show.

Koy has also appeared on over 100 episodes of Chelsea Lately as a season regular roundtable guest. Other appearances include: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, @Midnight with Chris Hardwick, VH1, World’s Funniest FailsThe Joy Behar ShowJimmy Kimmel Live!Last Call with Carson Daly and Jamie Foxx: Laffapalooza.

Today, the comedian tours across the US and can be heard as a weekly guest on the podcast, The Adam Carolla Show. He joined the PodcastOne family and hosts the weekly podcast, The Koy Pond. Koy has done two highly-rated and successful comedy specials on Comedy Central: Don’t Make Him Angry and Lights Out. His third comedy special, Jo Koy: Live from Seattle is a Netflix Original was released on March 28, 2017 worldwide. Koy released another Netflix special titled Jo Koy: Comin’ In Hot on June 12, 2019. On February 23, 2019, Koy performed two shows on stage at the Wheeler Opera House, Aspen, CO for the closing night of Aspen Laugh Festival.

On June 12, 2020, Netflix released Jo Koy: In His Elements, a comedy special featuring Filipino American comedians, DJs, and B-boys.

Jo Koy Personal life

On September 27, 2021, Koy and Chelsea Handler posted an official Instagram post of their relationship. Koy has one son, Joseph Herbert Jr., born April 21, 2003, from a previous relationship with Angie King. Koy and his son reside in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles, California.

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How old is Jo Koy?

Jo Koy is 51 years old as of 2022.

How rich is Jo Koy?

Jo Koy has net worth $5 million.

Who is Jo Koy dating?

Jo Koy was dating Chelsea Handler.

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