Filipino-American comedian Jo Koy is set to grace our television screens soon after being cast as the lead for a new sitcom at US network ABC.
Koy, whose real name is Joseph Glenn Herbert, will be starring in the upcoming ‘Josep’ television series, which he confirmed himself on Instagram.
“Excited to show you all what we’re working on over at @abcnetwork,” he wrote on Instagram.
According to reports, the new sitcom will tell the story of a Fil-American nurse named Josep, navigating life as a single father and a son – whose mother will be moving in with him.
Besides being the show’s protagonist, Koy will serve as an executive producer on the upcoming project. It will be written and co-produced by Steve Joe, who’s known for the 90s sitcom ‘That 70s Show.’
Michael Golamco and Randall Park from Imminent Collision will also write and executive produce for the show.
Before Josep, Koy has been a main staple in the stand-up scene, garnering attention for his unique humor centered on Filipino values and tradition.
His brand of funny has been featured on Netflix on multiple occasions, specifically in 2017’s ‘Jo Koy: Live From Seattle,’ followed by 2019’s ‘Jo Koy: Comin’ In Hot’ and his latest ‘Jo Koy: In His Elements,’ which was released last year.
Koy was recognized for his work in 2018, receiving the Stand-Up Comedian of the Year award at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal.
He’s also published an autobiography titled ‘Mixed Plate: Chronicles of an All-American Combo,’ which he released in March of this year.
At present, the airing of the show hasn’t been confirmed.
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