According to NBC San Diego, the Southern Calfornia city will proclaim a day named after comedian Jo Koy in honor of Filipino American History Month. Councilmember Chris Cate, who represents San Diego’s District 6, will present the honor to Koy in a celebratory ceremony Friday in Mira Mesa.
Jo Koy sells out arenas across the world including 5 sold-out shows at the San Diego Civic Theatre.
His latest Netflix special, “In My Elements” which is a variety show of various Filipino American comedians, B-Boy Ronnie & international singer/songwriter Inigo Pascual, was recently nominated for a “People’s Choice Award” as the Comedy Act of 2020. You can vote for Jo Koy here.
Chris Cate, who is a second-generation Filipino-American, called the comedian “iconic and a trailblazer,” as Variety Magazine also did when he was the first Fil Am to cover the legendary Hollywood print publication.
Jo Koy also recently released another exclusive collaboration with Illest, a popular streetwear brand created by Fil Am designer & entrepreneur, Mark Arcenal that also features his son Joseph Herbert in the ads.
“His homage to the Philippines has reached the lives of millions of people worldwide,” Cate said in a statement. “Filipino cuisine, culture, and arts are flourishing in District 6, and I am excited to celebrate Jo Koy and recognize his accomplishments.” According to NBC San Diego, District 6, which includes Kearny Mesa, Clairemont Mesa, Miramar, Mira Mesa, Sorrento Valley and Park Village, is a diverse area where 1 in every 3 residents is of Asian descent, the council member said.
Watch Jo Koy thank the frontliners across the world in this PSA that also features GRAMMY Award winning H.E.R., Apl.de.ap of the Black Eyed Peas & Saweetie below:
Jo Koy recently also collaborated with GRAMMY award winning producer, Illmind, the Philippines producer Moro Beats and a group of talented artists from the Philippines for his Netflix show intro and official music video for “Kayumanggi.” The video features Tanikala, A, & Fateeha on vocals & the inspirational visual was shot both in the Philippines and US with Jabbawockeez producing the choreography. Watch “In His Elements,” out now only on Netflix.