Before comedy’s top acts take the stage at Levity Live in West Nyack each week, they’ll be dropping us an email to participate in LoHud Lowdown’s LOL Q&A: Same questions, different answers from some our favorite comics. Here’s the latest from our inbox.
Performing this Weekend: Jo Koy
Best Known For: Bringing laughs to the “Chelsea Lately” roundtable on E!
If You Go: Friday and Saturday at Levity Live, 4210 Palisades Center Dr., West Nyack. $25- $50.
Q: What are some of your favorite topics to talk about on stage these days?
A: I love talking about the new stuff my son is getting into. He’s 9 now so there’s a lot to talk about!
Q: Is anything off limits in your act?
A: I never put limits on what to talk about. But I do have a certain style and I like to stick to it.
Q: Who are some of the comedians who inspired you to become a standup comic?
A: I always wanted to be a comedian. But when I saw Eddie Murphy’s “Delirious” I was like “I want to be him!”
Q: Who are three celebrities who have given you great material over the years?
A: I only do celebrity gossip- style jokes when I’m on the “Chelsea Lately” panel. Don’t get me wrong. I love talking about it. But when I do my stand up I like to talk about more personal stuff…ie family/dating . But I will say that anything Kardashian ond of course Lohans and charlie sheen . They have been the easiest celebs to make fun of .
Q: Where’s the most interesting place you’ve ever….performed comedy?
A: Interestingly, the best place is the tent at the Thunder Valley Casino. Sold out 1800 seats in a tent. So amazing! I loved it. And the Treasure Island Mystery Theater. I perform there twice a year. Omg. Hands down the most beautiful theater you’ll ever see and backstage there’s trampolines padded mats and weights. Not your typical backstage.
Q: Do you have anything coming up that you would like us to know about?
A: Just keep watching me on “Chelsea Lately” and see me live in a city near you.
Q: Do you tweet?
A: Always tweet nonstop @jokoy. Lets tweet suckas!!!