MANILA -- Inigo Pascual is thrilled that popular American comedian Jo Koy has included him in his forthcoming special on Netflix, “Jo Koy: In His Elements.”
Highlighting Jo Koy’s Filipino heritage, it will start its global stream on June 12.
“I'm very grateful," Inigo told ABS-CBN News. “I’m a big fan of his work and I think it's amazing that he’s including his Filipino roots in what he does. He’s got so much love for his supporters, most especially the Filipinos.”
Pascual first met Jo Koy in the stand-up comedian’s show in Los Angeles, California in November 2019. To seal their friendship, the comedian gave the son of Piolo Pascual his signature cap and jacket.
He subsequently guested in Jo Koy’s show at Solaire Resort & Casino early this year.
Jo Koy's show, the third in his Netflix series, will also showcase Filipino-American performers such as breakdancer Ronnie, Grammy-winning producer !llmind, and comedians Andrew Lopez, Joey Guila, and Andrew Orolfo.
Netflix said "Jo Koy: In His Elements" celebrates the comedian's Filipino-American heritage while highlighting the culture of Manila.
Jo Koy also shared why he chose to highlight his Filipino roots.
"I need to show people where my mom's from, and I had this crazy idea. I was like, let me bring a bunch of my friends that are Filipino, that live in America, that haven't even been back to the Philippines. Let's show them how beautiful the country is, let's show them how beautiful the people are, and let's just do a show," he said in a video posted on his Facebook page. “Let's embrace our culture and have a great time. And I can't wait for the world to see it."