We sat down with Jo Koy to ask some pretty stupid questions, hoping for some pretty stupid answers.
Hailed as one of today’s most gifted young comedians, Jo Koy shows you why in his very-own Comedy Central special, Don’t Make Him Angry. Brandishing his energetic physicality and wacky impersonations, Jo Koy explores America’s obsession with road rage, recalls some of the worst places he’s ever had to visit while touring, and shares some of his most intimate family moments. Whether you’re already a fan or you’re just looking for the next great comic, pick up this DVD. We promise: it’ll leave your ribs hurting long after the show ends.
SHAKEFIRE: Do you feel that there is too much emphasis put on your race rather than your comedy?
JO KOY: No I think people just enjoy the comedy. I think people enjoy my impression of my mother, not because she is Filipino, but because they enjoy the character. There is nothing cooler than hearing white people saying “Josep”.
SF: A lot of comedians are taking to Twitter to test out material. Do you think it's a trend or something that will continue to grow?
JK: A trend.
SF: How did your connection with Black Eyed Peas come about?
JK: I was on the road. My friend was dancing for BEP on tour. He gave me a call and told me Apl.de.ap is a big fan. Next thing I know I was introduced to them and now I’m friends with all of them.
SF: In the '60s and '70s comedians used to open for rock artists and, in turn, became like rock stars themselves. Have you ever thought of combining a tour with BEP or any other artists?
JK: I don’t want to say too much but something is in the works.
SF: Comedy Central has become a launching point for many comedians. Do you think they make it easier for struggling comedians to get heard?
JK: Yeah. It’s awesome. My career changed because of Comedy Central.
And now, for a little stupidity...
1. The last time you got a ticket...
Two weeks ago.
2. Rita Rudner funny or Clown funny?
Funny and nice.
3. Do you like Pina Colada? I know that you do...
No. I don't. Mainly because I'm a dude.
4. What do you have in your pockets right now?
If I told you what was in my pockets right now it would sound like bragging.
5. If Crayola named a crayon after you, what would it be?
Half and half.
6. Can you do your best impression for us...in type?
Daooooooooooo Jello pudding (Bill Cosby)
7. Angelina Jolie or Happy Meal for only $1?
8. In one word, what makes you funny?
9. Who is a better Batman, Christian Bale or you?
Me. Of course. Have you seen me in a tight black suit before? Amazing.
10. What best describes you: Secret Serial Killer or Menudo Fan Club President?
Secret Serial Killer. I'd tell you why but I'd have to kill you.