Thanks in component to the success that Jo Koy’s an initial Netflix stand-up special, the comedian marketed out 11 shows at Honolulu’s Blaisdell facility Concert Hall, part 23,000 tickets. For this reason Koy returned to Hawaii to film his second Netflix special there, this time in the Blaisdell Center’s arena. Capacity: 8,800.

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It’s no Madison Square Garden. Yet as Koy jokes at length about his absence of size (and yes, he method sexually), the can consist of for that with many energy, passion and good credit.

There’s even an extended moment so late in Jo Koy: Comin’ In Hot, wherein the 47-year-old Filipino-American (he just turned 48 on June 2) asks his audience continuously if a man’s penis size matters. Almost as if he’s unsatisfied at very first with the response. Turns out that knew what to suppose all along, and flips the shouts the the women in the crowd right into a callback for his previous jokes.

The annual Just for Laughs festival and also convention because that comedians in Montreal last summer called Koy the stand-up the the year, based upon how effective his touring act had actually become. Koy knows what functions for him and also his audiences.

Whereas most comedians quit “humping the stool” years back as a hackneyed or too many aggressive stage technique, Koy continues to be a proud user and also abuser of the otherwise lonely item of furniture listed for the stand-up comedian. Barely 10 minutes into this hour, he’s advertise himself right into the stool to show why nobody should watch Japanese porn. Later, he’ll return to act out just how he attempts to meet a woman in bed; he’ll also sit ~ above top, legs outstretched wide.

And he’ll awkward his teenage child by telling us all around how lot they’re alike.

In between every one of that, though, Koy has won end the crowd by celebrate the varied cultures of Asians, particularly the stereotypes that his own Filipino heritage. In ~ first, he qualifies a bit about telling Asians except one one more by emphasizing: “It’s by your accents, and also only if they have actually accents!” after ~ detailing the vocal tendencies that Hawaiians, Koreans, Vietnamese and also Japanese people, that has much more than a bit of funny explaining how comparable Filipinos space to Mexicans. And also not just since his mommy cannot spot the difference. “It’s a lot deeper 보다 Vicks VapoRub!” together Koy teases, in fact, the Philippines, unlike nearby Asian nations, bears more Spanish surnames precisely due to the fact that the Spanish had settled there (via Mexico!) practically 500 years ago.

And Koy’s humor constantly comes ago to his very own family, from exactly how his mother treats him, to how he treats his own son. Koy could not make his kid take his having lunch to school in a used Cool Whip container, or make him cry snot earlier into his mouth, or even pass along the keys to food preparation perfect rice to him.


But he’ll share every one of that through us. As well as the genetic legacies his son without doubt will inherit native him.

Oh, and that shirt jacket Koy wears? The one through the indigenous on the back, indigenous THE GHETTO come THE GETTY, that can remind friend (or go me, anyhow) of a coat Melania trump card wore to visit mexican refugee camps?

You can’t purchase it. Although at some allude (and potentially again), you might have purchased a version of it together a windbreaker through Koy’s logo initials on the front. Yet that’s sold out for now, too.

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