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Comedian Jo Koy rediscovering Filipino roots in ‘In His Elements’

Comedian Jo Koy rediscovering Filipino roots in ‘In His Elements’

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For the first time ever, comedian Jo Koy takes Netflix to the Philippines in his new special, Jo Koy: In His Elements.

Jo Koy celebrates his heritage by telling jokes about life as a Filipino-American while highlighting the culture of Manila. Koy uses this opportunity to shine a light on other Filipino-American performers by welcoming to the stage famed breakdancer Ronnie, Grammy-winning producer !llmind, singer/songwriter Iñigo Pascual, and comedians Andrew Lopez, Joey Guila, and Andrew Orolfo. Jo Koy: In His Elements premieres globally on Netflix on June 12, 2020.

Yesterday, May 28, Netflix released the first trailer of Filipino-American comedy star’s newest special.

“Every element in this show is Filipino,” he said in the trailer where he is seen taking a stroll around the districts of Ermita and Malate and eating chicken adobo at a local karinderya.

In an Instagram post, he said that the show is a special project as it brought him to his home, Philippines.

“This is a very special moment for me.
“This is the one special where I was like, I need to go back home, the Philippines. I need to show people where my mom is from.”

“Let’s show ’em how beautiful the country is. Let’s show ’em how beautiful the people are, and let’s just do a show.”

“Jo Koy: In His Elements” will premiere on Netflix this June 12.

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