Thanks in part to the success of Jo Koy’s first Netflix stand-up special, the comedian sold out 11 mirrors at Honolulu’s Blaisdell facility Concert Hall, some 23,000 tickets. So Koy returned to Hawaii to movie his 2nd Netflix one-of-a-kind there, this time in the Blaisdell Center’s arena. Capacity: 8,800.

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It’s no Madison Square Garden. But as Koy jokes at length around his lack of size (and yes, he means sexually), the can comprise for that with several energy, passion and great credit.

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

The yearly Just because that Laughs festival and convention because that comedians in Montreal last summer named Koy the stand-up the the year, based on how successful his touring act had 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 phase technique, Koy stays a proud user and abuser the the otherwise lonely piece of furniture listed for the stand-up comedian. Right 10 minutes right into this hour, he’s pushing himself right into the stool to demonstrate why nobody need to watch Japanese porn. Later, he’ll go back to act out exactly how he do the efforts to satisfy a woman in bed; he’ll likewise sit on top, legs outstretched wide.

And he’ll awkward his teenage boy by informing us all about how lot they’re alike.

In between every one of that, though, Koy has won end the group by celebrate the varied cultures of Asians, especially the stereotypes of his very own Filipino heritage. At first, he qualifies a bit about telling Asians apart from one another by emphasizing: “It’s by their accents, and only if they have accents!” ~ detailing the vocal tendencies the Hawaiians, Koreans, Vietnamese and Japanese people, that has much more than a little of fun explaining how comparable Filipinos are to Mexicans. And also not just due to the fact that his mommy cannot spot the difference. “It’s a lot of deeper than Vicks VapoRub!” as Koy teases, in fact, the Philippines, unlike nearby Asian nations, bears much more Spanish surnames precisely due to the fact that the Spanish had settled there (via Mexico!) nearly 500 year ago.

And Koy’s humor always comes back to his own family, from how his mother treats him, to just how he treats his own son. Koy can not do his child take his lunch to school in a used Cool Whip container, or make him cry snot back into his mouth, or also pass along the secrets to food preparation perfect rice to him.


But he’ll share every one of that with us. As well as the hereditary legacies his son undoubtedly will inherit native him.

Oh, and also that shirts jacket Koy wears? The one v the native on the back, from THE GHETTO come THE GETTY, that might remind girlfriend (or go me, anyhow) the a coat Melania trumped wore to visit mexico refugee camps?

You can’t buy it. Although at some suggest (and possibly again), you might have purchased a version of it as a windbreaker v Koy’s logo design initials on the front. Yet that’s offered out because that now, too.

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Sean L. McCarthy works the comedy beat for his very own digital newspaper,The Comic’s Comic; before that, because that actual newspapers. Based in NYC however will travel all over for the scoop: ice cream or news. He likewise tweets
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