Comedian Jo Koy gets emotional while revealing he self-financed his comedy special after Netflix originally turned him down | Frank Buckley Interviews

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Jo Koy is a comedian who is setting records as he sells out venues across the U.S. He has appeared in stand-up comedy specials on Comedy Central and Netflix. Two of his concert specials are streaming now on Netflix. Jo’s comedy album “Live From Seattle” reached #1 on the Billboard charts in April of 2019. Jo appeared as a season regular roundtable guest on 140 episodes of Chelsea Lately.He has a  weekly podcast “The Koy Pond with Jo Koy” from Starburns Audio.


During this podcast, Jo discusses his life and career and reveals how he self-financed his first Netflix special because the streaming service didn’t want to fund it. He also talks about his family and his process of creating comedy and a recently announced film based on Jo’s life to be produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners and Dan Lin’s Rideback.

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