Newmark Theatre

Jo Koy

From filling clubs across the nation to being seen weekly as a regular guest on Chelsea Lately, Jo Koy has come a long way from his modest start performing at a Las Vegas coffee house.  His infectiously explosive energy on stage, insightful jokes and family inspired humor cross all boundaries and led Daily Variety to name him one of the “10 Comics to Watch”.

Born in Tacoma, Washington, Jo credits his mother for his comedic and acting talents.  Growing up, his mother constantly encouraged him to take part in school talent shows or present impromptu performances for his family and friends.  This encouragement led to the Las Vegas coffee house, then a move to Los Angeles, and finally a performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in 2005.  He became one of a select few to ever receive a standing ovation on the show.

Since his Tonight Show performance, Jo was part of Carlos Mencia’s “Punisher Tour” in 2006.  He has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Call with Carson Daly, BET’s Comic View, Jamie Foxx Presents: Laffapalooza, and appeared in various VH1 I Love the 70's, 80's and 90's episodes. A single father, Jo Koy was inspired by his son and began working on his first Comedy Central special “Don’t Make Him Angry,” which aired in January 2009. His much–‐ anticipated second Comedy Central special “Lights Out” aired in October 2012, and is now available on DVD. He is a regular headlining comedian at the world famous Improv, tours the college circuit nationwide, and performs in comedy clubs both in the U.S., and internationally. A firm believer in service and giving back to the community, Jo is currently working with The Lupus Foundation bringing awareness to this cause. Jo resides in Los Angeles, California.

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Newmark Theatre : Upcoming Events

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Join us as we celebrate the extraordinary career and contribution of Alison Roper, even as we also...

Showing: 04/17 - 04/26
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Portland sisters Kiera Brinkley & Uriah Boyd reprise their duet Soar, on Monday, April 21,...

Showing: 04/21
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See the best and brightest aspiring dancers from the official school of Oregon Ballet Theatre; the...

Showing: 04/26 - 04/27
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Celebrating their 38th season this year!

Showing: 04/30 - 05/03
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Portland Piano International welcomes Garrick Ohlsson to the Portland'5 Newmark Theatre on Sunday, May 4,...

Showing: 05/04
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Oregon Children's Theatre

Showing: 05/10 - 06/01