Jo Koy, one of today's premiere comedians, entertains audiences across the world and inspires them with his infectious energy. His 2017 Netflix special, Jo Koy: Live from Seattle, was so successful that he released a follow-up sequel in June 2019, and his 2017 Break the Mold tour sold out tens of thousands of seats from New York City to Sydney to Amsterdam. In July 2018, he was named Stand-Up Comedian of the Year at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival. He lives in Los Angeles.
A remarkable memoir. . . A beautiful exploration of finding hope,
humor, and a voice. A must-read for fans of memoirs.--Library
Throughout, Koy is candid and heartfelt about his family and personal life, and he provides an illuminating behind-the-scenes look at his artistic process, which involves not just joke-writing but real introspection. Featuring countless moments of hilarity, the narrative also serves as an opportunity for the author to connect with his audience beyond the stage. Koy goes behind the funny, showing his wide-ranging comedic talent and abundant wells of perseverance.--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Jo Koy is far and away one of the funniest people out there. To take a look into his childhood with this book is to witness a great piece of self-reflection that shines a light on the theory of nature over nurture, and the understanding that some people were just born to be hilarious." --Chelsea Handler, author of the New York Times bestseller Life Will Be the Death of Me