The first time that stand-up comedian Jo Koy got back on stage after pandemic restrictions started to ease, he broke out in tears. After a two-year hiatus, he didn’t know if he would ever perform in front of a live audience again.
“I was so overwhelmed,” Koy, 51, told MySA during a recent interview. “I didn’t think [stand-up comedy] was ever going to come back. I think a lot of people thought that way. And stand-up is all I know. To have that taken away from me would have been awful.”