Filipino-American Jo Koy finds comedy in his family history

Going on stage and sharing his family stories is therapy for Jo Koy.
Going on stage and sharing his family stories is therapy for Jo Koy.PHOTO: LAMC PRODUCTIONS

Growing up with a strict Filipino mother provides American stand-up comedian Jo Koy with many stories for his shows

American stand-up comedian Jo Koy will make his first appearance - and first visit - to Singapore on June 30 when he brings his Break The Mold Tour here.

The 47-year-old is the son of a Filipino mother and an American father, who was in the air force when he met her.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 18, 2018, with the headline 'Laughs from a family'. Print Edition | Subscribe