DVD Review: Don't Make Jo Koy Angry
Comedian Jo Koy has become an absolute staple in the mainstream stand up comedy circuit over the past five years. Fans really seem to appreciate Jo’s honesty and enthusiasm on stage; he’s like Dane Cook after you give him a horse tranquilizer and a joke book to calm him down. After touring with Carlos Mencia (for better or worse) on his Punisher Tour, Koy even got listed in Daily Variety as a top 10 comic to watch. He'll be at the Comedy and Magic Club in Hermosa Beach at the end of the month, and now he’s got a Comedy Central DVD to back it all up.
Titled ‘Don’t Make Him Angry’, those folks unfamiliar with Koy’s brand of humor might assume the well-built shaved-head asian with a love for BET might come across as angry or aggressive. In fact, to the delight of fans and to his credit on Don’t Make Him Angry, Jo pulls in those fringe stand up elements that can alienate an audience if not done properly. Indeed, Koy’s humor is found much more in his smile, his affability, and the kind words he has to say for his family, his wife, and the female gender as a whole.