Jo Koy: Live from Brooklyn (2024)

Jo Koy: Live from Brooklyn (2024)

Jo Koy with a lot of lubing up, not a lot of tissuing off

6.0

Movie

United States of America
English
Comedy
2024
FEMALE DIRECTOR, SHANNON HARTMAN
Jo Koy
59 min

TLDR

Jo Koy is a natural, but.

What it's about

Comedian Jo Koy preaches about the power of laughter, Biggie Smalls, accepting your age, and listening to your mother.

The take

The set starts off rather harmless, as Koy puts over New York as a racially diverse island, and other wholesome sentiments marinated with cussing. He makes a genuine effort to directly connect with his audience, like he’s really lubing them up for something big, but nothing ever comes of it. He just corners his audience into laughing and tells them that laughing is good, and in fairness it kind of works. After a cult-y opening salvo, we get the rest of the Jo Koy staples: the cartoon voices, the patronizing, some questionable stuff. He settles nicely into age-related topics like chronic pains and back-in-the-day diatribes, where his timing and material really come together, and see the performance through to an admittedly abrupt end.

What stands out

He’s right about Biggie, though.

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