Comedians almost always draw from their own real life experiences to come up with jokes and on Jo Koy’s new Netflix stand-up special, Jo Koy: Comin’ in Hot, it’s no different. He takes inspiration from his life experiences growing up with a Filipino mother and now, his own experiences as a parent himself. And these Jo Koy jokes about his son from his Netflix special show how important fatherhood is to him. As a parent, you take the good with the bad, and sometimes you even take the truly awful with the good.
If you can't find a little humor through it all, you will drive yourself bananas. As a comedian and a father, Koy has that down to a science and his jokes about his son are ones that most parents can relate to.
At one point in the stand-up special, Koy brings up his son’s privilege at a private school versus his own childhood, growing up in different kind of household. Another time, he says how disciplining a teenager these days is a lot easier than it was when he was a kid because all you need to do to get your point across is take their cell phone away. Honestly, a truer joke has never been said. But this isn't the first time Koy’s life as a dad spilled into his comedy routine.
During his 2017 Netflix special, Jo Koy: Live From Seattle, Koy joked about what it was like raising a 13-year-old boy. Besides totally throwing his pubescent son under the bus, Koy doesn't seem like a regular dad. He’s a cool dad. And the jokes on his latest Netflix special continue to prove that.