Jo Koy began standup comedy in 1996 at a comedy club in Las Vegas. The bright lights of Las Vegas and the stage allowed Koy to see what his passion truly was... a love for comedy and the stage. Soon Koy moved from open mic night to becoming one of the most requested comedians at Catch a Rising Star, a signature show at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino. Fans were impressed by the high energy and physical emotion Koy exuded to the stage. He was soon making everyone laugh. A talent coordinator from Los Angeles spotted Koy and landed him his first television appearance on the nationally syndicated show BET'S Comic View. Koy has earned the respect of a great comedian. Viewers have now laughed with Koy on two seasons of Comic View and Showtime at the Apollo. He is currently touring the college circuit as a featured comedian and performs in clubs across the country.