ICYDK, stand-up comedian Jo Koy is currently in the Philippines for his Just Kidding tour. The Filipino-American comedian, who often talks about his Pinoy heritage, recently performed at Solaire for a taped show for his Netflix program on January 11. He is set to perform a sold-out show at the SM Mall of Asia Arena on January 15.
According to a report from ABS-CBN News, Jo is among the new batch of inductees at the 14th Eastwood City Walk of Fame, where he was given a star along with Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray, Rachelle Ann Go, Edu Manzano, Alex Gonzaga, and Nanette Inventor, among others.
In a separate report by Push, Jo also made a P2 million donation to the non-profit group, Movie Workers Welfare Foundation, Inc., also known as Mowelfund, after he received his Walk of Fame star.
Federico Moreno, the head of the Walk of Fame Foundation and the son of the late actor German Moreno, said, “My target was one million for Mowelfund. We have about $30,000 from Jo Koy Entertainment. So that’s about P1.5 million.”
Jo added, “And then I told my manager and my agent that they can’t work with me unless they put money in so we added another $5,000 from Arsonhouse and another $5,000 from CAA. So that’s $40,000.”
Meanwhile, the sudden eruption of Taal Volcano and its ashfall on January 12 led to the cancelation of flights at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. On Instagram, Jo posted a video as he asked for prayers to those who were affected by the eruption.
He also gave an update on his two remaining shows in the Philippines. Jo said that his January 15 show at the SM Mall of Asia Arena will push through, while his appearance at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino originally scheduled on January 14 will be moved to January 17.
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