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Jo Koy is back in Hawaii for three shows this weekend at Pipeline Cafe.

Koy is now one of the top draws in comedy and makes regular appearances with Chelsea Handler on E! network’s “Chelsea Lately.” He even has a new sitcom in the works.

“It’s based on my stand-up, but the cool thing is that it’s with a guy named Tom Werner, who produced ‘Cosby’ and ‘Roseanne,'” he said. “It’s not going to be a reality show, but it’s going to be based on my family. … It’s going to be a lot of fun.”

Werner’s family-oriented comedies appear to be a perfect fit with Koy. Though he often pokes fun at different ethnic groups, Koy, who is of Filipino and Caucasian ancestry, said his humor is more focused on family relationships and the dynamic between parent and child.

“All I do is tell the stories. I’m not making them up. I talk about how I got fired from McDonald’s — and how my mother got my job back … .”

“It’s great because people come up to me — they’re not Filipino — and they’ll say, ‘My mom did the same … thing to me.'”

Catch the comedian at Comedian Jo Koy at 7 p.m. Friday and 5 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Pipeline Cafe, 805 Pohukaina St. Tickets are $38.32. Call 877-714-7668 or visit

For the full interview with Jo Koy, see Friday’s TGIF in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

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