5. He’s friends with Apl de Ap.
He was here last year with fellow Fil-Am Apl de Ap, and they did a grand tour — riding bamboo bikes in Intramuros and hitting the beaches. He wants to experience those things again by himself when he comes back to the homeland.
6. He is a fan of Tito Vic and Joey.
He calls TVJ as his comedic influences, watching them on TV when he was growing up. “Even though I could only talk in broken Tagalog, I could easily understand the jokes because they were slapstick and physical. This is the brand of comedy I brought to the stage, where I would move around and act out my characters when I do my routine. I guess that is the Filipino influence on me.”
7. He wore the Philippine flag on Leno.
When he was invited to go on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, he had his sister Gemma sew a Philippine flag on his jacket. “It was my shoutout to my Filipinos. They did not know who I was at the time, but I wanted to represent my country on that platform,” he shares. It was a week for Filipino pride, as his appearance on Leno was on the same week with Manny Pacquiao’s Las Vegas fight against Antonio Barerra, the one that is said to have introduced the Pinoy pugilist to the world. They have both come so far since then.
8. Two of his Manila shows sold out quickly; they had to add a matinee.
Jo Koy fans in the Philippines were so excited to catch his comedy shows that his two scheduled shows at the Solaire were immediately sold out. The organizers at MMI Live have since decided to add a matinee on November 30, at 5 pm. He also touches down in Cebu to perform at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino on
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