Jo Koy is the quintessential example of the modern-day American comedian. He’s ethnic enough to be able to rip jokes about his own ethnicity and get away with it, but he’s American enough that he’s the perfect example of assimilated introspective insights. He’s also been featured on every type of media, which is essential for the modern-day comedian. Koy has been a touring comic since 1994, marking an amazing 20-year career in stand-up comedy, but he’s probably most recognizable from his work as a commentator on internet video clip shows. He’s also a regular guest on E!’s Chelsea Lately and a darling of late-night talk shows, particularly The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, where he was one of a handful of comics to ever receive a standing ovation.
Sat., Jan. 18, 8 p.m., 2014