Top 10 Facts About Jo Koy

Jo Koy has now debuted on Netflix with the special show Jo Koy: Live from Seattle. It’s his 3rd comedy special and he has managed to carve a career as a comedian since the 1990s.

“We’ve printed many shirts for his fans when he came to Hawaii to perform. And we sold out!” –

1. Jo Koy is a standup comedian, who often uses his background as a half-white and half-Filipino background for his humor. According to Jo Koy, “Filipinos are Asians, except we look like Mexicans.” The Philippines was ruled by Spain for almost 400 years.

2. Jo Koy’s real name is Joseph Glenn Herbert. His stage name came from a family nickname he had while he was growing up. He didn’t think his real name was catchy enough, and when he was thinking about using a new name his aunt was calling him “Jokoy”, which then became his stage name. Continue reading “Top 10 Facts About Jo Koy”

About Comedian Lavell Crawford

What do you really know about Lavell Crawford? If you often watch TV, then you must have seen him as Huell Babineaux, the taciturn bodyguard of Saul Goodman in the iconic TV show Breaking Bad as well as in the spinoff Better Call Saul.

Yet you may have also seen his standup comedy performance on stage, where his energetic presence is quite a change from his TV demeanor. He jokes about growing up raised by his mom, including many humorous observations that touch on race, weight, and poverty. Here are some other facts that you should learn about this rapidly rising standup comedian:  Continue reading “About Comedian Lavell Crawford”

About Aziz Ansari: Stand-Up Comedian and Actor

Aziz Ansari is a well-known American comedian and actor. He is widely popular for his different roles in NBC series, Parks and Recreation (2009-2015) as Tom Haverford and in the Netflix series, Master of None which he created. The show debuted just last year, 2015 and already The New York Times has called it as the best comedy of the year.

Life before Comedic/Acting Career 

Actor and comedian Aziz Ansari was born on February 23, 1983, and are of Indian-American descent. He was born in Columbia, South Carolina in a Tamil Muslim family that came from Tamil Nadu in India. Aziz’s mother, Fatima, works a job in the medical office while his Shoukath, his father, is a gastroenterologist. Aziz Ansari has said that he is more of an atheist. He attended Marlboro Academy and South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics. He then graduated majoring in marketing in New York University Stern School of Business.  Continue reading “About Aziz Ansari: Stand-Up Comedian and Actor”

About the Laughing Samoans Comedy Show

The Laughing Samoans is a well-known comedy duo from New Zealand. The duo was formed by Eteuati Ete and Tofiga Fepulea’i. Both of them are of Samoan descent hence the name “Laughing Samoans”. The duo has successfully toured New Zealand with shows that are all sold out, plus having international shows in United States, Australia, London, Hawaii, Fiji and the Cook Islands back in 2009. As of current, the Laughing Samoan tour is still ongoing with new venues and dates constantly added to the duo’s tour circuit.

Career Start 

The Laughing Samoan’s first ever professional show was in when Tofiga and Ete did the “Laughing With Samoans” show in February 2003. It was in the New Zealand Fringe Festival in the Wellington Town Hall’s Illott Chamber, New Zealand. The show was an instant hit being sold out in Wellington, Auckland and then featuring a return season again in Wellington.  Continue reading “About the Laughing Samoans Comedy Show”

DeRay Davis Stand Up Comedian

Anyone can talk about violence, poverty, drugs and family dysfunction. Antoine DeRay Davis is funny when he does it. Antoine DeRay Davis who is also known as DeRay Davis was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is an American stand-up comedian. He is an actor and also a writer known for the 2007 film How She Move and The Fog, a film released in 2005. He is also the newest actor to be included in the cast of the theatrical remake of 21 Jump Street. He plays the role of Domingo, a leader of a biker gang. He joined the cast that includes Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Ice Cube, Rob Riggle and Dave Franco. He also portrayed the role of a comedian with Mo’Nique in the Truth Hurts video. Throughout his career as a comedian, DeRay had challenging experiences growing up through those subjects of poverty and race.

How his career started 

DeRay started his career as a comedian in comedy clubs. He also lent his writing talent and voice to lots of characters on BoonDocks, Kanye Wests and on Adult Swims Black Dynamite. DeRay created a hip, streetwise, sardonic mentality at a young age. He parlayed it professionally into the comedy-club course. It was in Laffapalooza Festival that he achieved his break in his career. He moved to Los Angeles and he won a competition in Comedy Central Laugh Riots and had his spot in Cedric: The Entertainer and Montreal Just for Laughs. In 2014, he began hosting his first game show “Mind of a Man” on Game Show Network. Continue reading “DeRay Davis Stand Up Comedian”

About Gabriel Iglesias Standup Comic

Gabriel J. Iglesias, professionally known as Gabriel Iglesias, is an American comedian known in the name ‘Fluffy’. Aside from being a comedian, he is also an actor, producer, writer and voice actor. Gabriel Iglesias is widely known for his shows – I’m Not Fat…I’m Fluffy as well as Hot & Fluffy. Gabriel’s way of performing is distinctive with him employing storytelling and using effective voices in his act.

Most often, his jokes pertain to his weight and his Hispanic heritage. He is recognized with his trademark Hawaiian shirts. Before Gabriel Iglesias rose to fame and went to comedy, he worked in Los Angeles for a cell phone company. He has also appeared on an episode of the comedy show

Before Gabriel Iglesias rose to fame and went to comedy, he worked in Los Angeles for a cell phone company. He has also appeared on an episode of the comedy show All That. Hector Saldaña of the San Antonio Express-New once called Gabriel Iglesias a “comedy genius”.

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Aries Spears: A Stand-up Comedian And Impersonator

Aries Spears is an American actor, voice artist, and a stand-up comedian. He was born in Manhattan, New York on the 3rd of April 1975. Spears is considered as the second longest-serving cast member of the show behind Michael McDonald.  Doris Spears, his mother, is a jazz singer. At the age of 11, he moved to New Jersey and went to Arthur M. Judd Elementary School. He started doing his own comedy routine around his hometown.

At the age of 6, he was the funnyman in their family. He impersonated each member of his family during holidays. At the age of 14, he became a comedian and impersonator in different comedy clubs in New York City. His charisma, quick wit and aggressive style of comedy earned high accolades, critical acclaim and most of all, a busy schedule.

Aries Spears’ Early TV and Film Roles:

ARIES has found great success in the world of feature films and television roles. Here are some of his TV and film appearances. Continue reading “Aries Spears: A Stand-up Comedian And Impersonator”

About Kevin Hart Stand Up Comedian and Actor

About Kevin Hart Stand Up Comedian and Actor

Born as Kevin Darnell Hart (not me!) on July 6, 1979, Kevin Hart is an American comedian, actor, producer, and writer. Kevin Hart was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and he started his career in comedy by entering and eventually winning some amateur comedy competitions across New England.

This culminated his career’s first real break when he was casted back in 2000 for a recurring role in the Undeclared TV series. While the TV series only had one season, Kevin Hart continued to land movie roles the years that followed.

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