In Easter Sunday, Jo Koy makes a rough transition from stand-up to screen star
It’s a rare thing these days for a studio comedy to get a theatrical release without a blockbuster intellectual property to back them up. That makes Easter Sunday feel like an event in some respects—certainly as a landmark of Filipino representation in mainstream American culture, but especially right now as a title that Universal Pictures thought was better suited for the communal theatrical experience than the couch-bound comfort of a streaming service. All that’s needed to make the experience
'Easter Sunday': Jo Koy blasts 'ignorant,' 'lazy' argument that stories about Asian families are 'too specific'
Jo Koy has been an open critic about how stories about Asian families have been deemed “too specific” to be worthy of investment, but the comic is pushing back on that “lazy” and "ignorant" argument, ahead of his Easter Sunday movie premiere.
‘Easter Sunday’ Review: Jo Koy’s Family-Centric Bigscreen Debut Shows the Love but Misses on the Laughs
Jo Koy can be hilarious, riotously so at times. He has no trouble filling auditoriums with his spot-on standup act. Much of what makes him so funny are his observations about his Filipino American family: his aunts, his uncles, his cousins, his sisters and, most of all, his mom. Koy’s gift for deft comedy is […]
Video Jo Koy on breaking barriers in Hollywood with new film ‘Easter Sunday’
On "The View," the comedian gets emotional talking about how Whoopi Goldberg inspired his career, discusses the Filipino cast in his film and opens up about his past relationship with Chelsea Handler.