Staff Report

Filipino-American stand-up comedian Jo Koy is bringing his Break The Mold Tour to the Chumash Casino Resort’s Samala Showroom for two performances at 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24.

Known for his explosive energy and relatable family material, Koy broke the record for the most tickets sold by a single artist at The Blaisdell Concert Hall in Honolulu with 11 sold-out shows and more than 23,000 tickets sold.

Beginning in Las Vegas coffee houses and comedy clubs, he eventually earned a regular spot on the show “Catch a Rising Star” at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino. He then landed his first television appearance on BET’s “ComicView.”

In 2005, he got a big break when he performed on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” This exposure opened doors for appearances on hit shows including “@Midnight with Chris Hardwick,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” “Last Call with Carson Daly,” “Jamie Foxx Presents: Laffapalooza!” and “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

Today, he is a weekly guest on Adam Corolla’s popular podcast “The Adam Corolla Show,” as well as the host of his own podcast, “The Koy Pond.”

Tickets are $55, $65 & $75, available at the casino or at