Jo Koy: Live from the Los Angeles Forum review – this doesn’t disappoint

By Romey Norton
Published: September 13, 2022


A very honest, relatable, and funny stand-up show and Koy has some seriously white teeth on display. 

Netflix comedy special Jo Koy: Live from the Los Angeles Forum will be released on September 13th, 2022.

READ: Everything We Know About Jo Koy: Live from the Los Angeles Forum.

Jo Koy returns with his fourth comedy special, his first one in two years, performed live from the lovely Los Angeles. With a runtime of one hour and fourteen minutes, this stand-up show is first-class and should be instantly added to your watch list. I definitely needed a laugh and pick-me-up this week, and this did just the trick.

Walking out to a live audience Jo Koy owns the stage, starting his comedy special with jokes about Covid, quarantine, and masks. We’re definitely getting to a safe point where we can make jokes about the last two awful years without being canceled. Which he even jokes about, as he accosts two mask-wearing members of the audience, he begs them not to cancel him. Covid made us all scared, and it’s about finding comedy in the worst times, to help make life better. 

A giant stage, with a huge, lively audience, that one man captivates attention and uses the space to his advantage. In all black, he looks very casual and classy, and most importantly, he looks comfortable. This is what he loves to do, and entertaining is the gift he keeps giving. His story-telling format is very entertaining, and his stories about his family and his experiences in the Philippines are seriously great. Hearing about his culture is heartwarming and funny. 

There is a lot of swearing, and none of it feels forced, his comedy is well-timed and excellently executed. The jokes range from cute to crude, from how we are sleeping to joking about his mum’s clean, well-washed p***y. 

Koy also gets the audience involved and this really brings the show to life and adds a great dimension to these “live” comedy specials. Getting to see the audience’s true reactions to the comedy makes at-home audiences feel as if we were there, and their laughter makes us laugh. 

There’s a very passionate section about systematic racism, and you can see the fuel and drive behind his work and how he made it, how he’s been able to do these specials, and why they mean so much to him. In this small section, he uses this platform and comedy to make a stand, and make an impression, and he certainly does it well. 

Now don’t get me wrong, not every joke had me laughing, but the whole hour has a great pace, and is entertaining to watch. However, what I really enjoyed about this special is that I know there is something everyone can relate to and poke fun at, so it is well worth the watch. 

What do you think of the Netflix comedy special Jo Koy: Live from the Los Angeles Forum? Comment below.

You can watch this stand-up with a subscription to Netflix.

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