MANILA — Netflix on Wednesday released an Independence Day greeting from US-based Filipino comedian Jo Koy, whose relatable humor about uniquely Pinoy traits has been a hit on social media.
Clad in a barong, Jo Koy encourages Filipinos to “be free” — from titos and titas asking them about nursing school, the pressure of using a bidet instead of tabo, or the infuriating traffic along EDSA.
The humorous Independence Day greeting coincides with the release of Jo Koy’s standup special on Netflix, “Comin’ In Hot,” on June 12.
Jo Koy, whose real name is Joseph Glenn Herbert, is considered one of the top Asian stand-up comedians in the world.
He is known for speaking highly of his Filipino heritage in his acts.
EDITOR'S NOTE: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that Jo Koy's real name is JR De Guzman and that he is part of "The Comedy Lineup." We regret the error.