Jo Koy has come a long way from his modest beginnings at a Las Vegas coffee house. As one of today’s most hilarious stand-up comedians, Koy sells out comedy clubs and theaters across the nation with his infectious, explosive energy onstage. The comedian pulls inspiration from his family - specifically his son - that inspires humor across all boundaries. Koy, who was raised in Tacoma, WA, credits his mother for his comedic and acting talents. She encouraged him to participate in school talent shows and to hold impromptu performances for his family and friends.
In 2005, Koy had the “opportunity of a lifetime,” when he performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He became one of a select few comics to receive a standing ovation on the show.
Since then, Koy has had two highly-rated and successful comedy specials on Comedy Central, Don’t Make Him Angry and Lights Out. In 2017, Koy released his third comedy special, Jo Koy: Live from Seattle on Netflix. When he's not filming his own specials, he's touring across the nation, and is a weekly guest on the popular podcast The Adam Carolla Show. Koy also has weekly podcast, The Koy Pond, and has appeared on more than 100 episodes of Chelsea Lately, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Call with Carson Daly, and Jamie Foxx's Laffapalooza.
So take it from an expert: these comedies are sure to make you laugh.
Classic Jim Carrey slapstick comedy. His ability and willingness to contort his face and body for the funny is amazing!
Actors: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Teri Garr, Lauren Holly, Cam Neely, + more
Initial Release: 1994
Directed by: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly
#2 on The Funniest '90s Movies
#71 on The Best Duos of All Timesee more on Dumb and Dumber
I am a huge fan of physical comedy and Chris Farley was one of the best at it. I'm surprised there were not more reports of injury on set when he was filming. He was just that committed. I love his work and he is missed.
Actors: Dan Aykroyd, Rob Lowe, Bo Derek, David Spade, Chris Farley, + more
Initial Release: 1995
Directed by: Peter Segal
#12 on The Funniest '90s Movies
#16 on The Best Movies of 1995see more on Tommy Boy
I remember watching Chevy Chase do those prat falls on SNL as a kid, and when he took his physical comedy to the Vacation franchise, I was excited for the sequel. Christmas Vacation didn't disappoint. The entire cast was hilarious.
Actors: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase, Juliette Lewis, Randy Quaid, Beverly DAngelo, + more
Initial Release: 1989
Directed by: Jeremiah S. Chechik
#16 on The Most Rewatchable Movies
#9 on The Funniest '80s Moviessee more on National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Absolute genius! Eddie Murphy not only showcased his talents as a comedic actor, but this was the first time he played multiple characters in a movie. I think this was when we all truly realized how gifted he is. I know it was for me.
Actors: Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones, Cuba Gooding Jr., Garcelle Beauvais, + more
Initial Release: 1988
Directed by: John Landis
#13 on The Funniest '80s Moviessee more on Coming to America