Jo Koy joins Kate and Vibbs to talk about his long career in stand up, doing shows in Hawaii and having a tour bus with his face on it. Chaps had an awesome weekend spending time with McCartney. Chaps and Kate reflect on their video in San Antonio where they got attacked by dogs. Trill Withers joins the show to preview his new radio show.
Jo Koy is one of the biggest headlining comedians in the world and it might not have turned out that way if he hadn't become a vigorous self-promoter. Jo tells Marc how moving around a lot as part of a military family and dealing with his brother's severe mental illness made him realize that if he was going to do something big, he had to do it himself. Jo and Marc also talk about holding down other jobs while doing comedy, the hazards of burning through material, and why people mistakenly think being a stand-up is easy. This episode is sponsored by The Jim Jefferies Show Podcast, ZipRecruiter, and Starbucks Doubleshot.
Most of our Unmasked releases come to you from the archives- a selection of our all time favorite hours. This week, we bring a brand new hour, with comedian Jo Koy, whose brand new Netflix special is elevating an already impressive career to the next level. The hour is hilarious, sweet, touching and smart, but it's being praised around the internet for Koy's candid and emotional conversation about his struggle to start his career, fighting his way up in a city with no comedy infrastructure for young performers starting out, and keeping that spirit alive as he made the decision not only to produce his own special but to produce it at the level of a major production company. Spoiler alert- everything pays off. Originally taped on August 9, 2017 at SiriusXM's Fishbowl studio in New York City, don't miss Unmasked with Jo Koy.