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Comedian Jo Koy will ‘Break the Mold’ at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 11

Comedian Jo Koy will ‘Break the Mold’ at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 11
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From a press release:

It was announced today that comedian Jo Koy will bring his Break the Mold Tour to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 6 p.m.

Tickets, which are $39, $49, and $114 (VIP), plus fees, go on sale this Friday, June 8 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at the Kirby Center box office (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at kirbycenter.org, and by phone at 570-826-1100. A Kirby Member pre-sale begins Wednesday, June 6 at 10 a.m.

Jo Koy has come a long way from his modest beginnings at a Las Vegas coffee house. As one of today’s vastly growing stand-­up comedians, Koy sells ­out comedy clubs and theaters across the nation with his infectious, explosive energy onstage. The comic pulls inspiration from his family, specifically his son, that inspires humor across all boundaries.

Koy, who was raised in Tacoma, Washington, credits his mother for his comedic and acting talents. She encouraged him to participate in school talent shows and to hold impromptu performances for his family and friends. This loving support led to performances at a Las Vegas coffee shop and inspired a move to Los Angeles.

In 2005, Koy had the “opportunity of a lifetime” when he performed on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” He became one of a select few comics to receive a standing ovation on the show. Since then, Koy has had two highly-­rated and successful comedy specials on Comedy Central, “Don’t Make Him Angry” and “Lights Out.” In 2017, Koy released his third comedy special, “Jo Koy: Live from Seattle,” as a Netflix original.

Today, the comedian tours across the country and can be heard as a weekly guest on the popular podcast “The Adam Carolla Show.” Koy recently joined the Podcast One family and hosts the weekly show “The Koy Pond.”

Koy has also appeared on over 100 episodes of “Chelsea Lately” as a season regular roundtable guest. His other appearances include “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” “@midnight with Chris Hardwick,” “Adam Carolla and Friends Build Stuff Live,” VH1, “World’s Funniest Fails,” “The Joy Behar Show,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Last Call with Carson Daly,” and Jamie Foxx’s “Laffapalooza.”

Before embarking on his Break the Mold Tour, the comedian broke a record for the most tickets sold by a single artist at The Blaisdell Concert Hall in Honolulu with 11 sold-out shows and over 23,000 tickets.