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
- Released: 1994
- Directed by: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly
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: Chris Farley, David Spade, Brian Dennehy, Bo Derek, Dan Aykroyd
- Released: 1995
- Directed by: Peter Segal
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
- Released: 1989
- Directed by: Jeremiah S. Chechik
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, Arsenio Hall, John Amos, James Earl Jones, Shari Headley
- Released: 1988
- Directed by: John Landis