2018 “Stand-Up Comedian of the Year” Coming to Coralville
One of the premier stand-up comedians of today is ready to get residents in the Corridor rolling in their chairs this fall.
Comedian Jo Koy is bringing "The Social Distance Tour" to Xtream Arena on Friday, November 13. It will be the first non-sporting event at the new arena just off I-80 and Hayden Fry Way in the Iowa River Landing in Coralville.
According to the biography on his website, Koy started out doing comedy at a coffee house in Las Vegas, Nevada. Those humble beginnings in the mid-1990s have led to stardom.
In 2018, Koy was named the "Stand-Up Comedian of the Year" at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. Last year, he hit the top of the Billboard Charts with "Live from Seattle," a stand-up comedy album. A couple of hilarious clips from the Seattle shows are below. Warning... NSFW language:
Koy started off 2020 by selling out four shows at The Forum in Los Angeles, California, and Chase Center in San Francisco, California. Earlier this summer his latest comedy special, "Jo Koy: In His Elements," debuted on Netflix. It's the second straight year he's had a comedy special on Netflix, following "Comin' in Hot" in 2019. In March of 2021, Koy releases his autobiography, 'Mixed Plate.'
Tickets for Jo Koy's Coralville show go on sale Friday morning, October 9 at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available at the Xtream Arena box office or on the arena website.