Seattle comedian Jo Koy will bring his Filipino culture-centric humor from stand-up to sitcom with the ABC comedy Josep, Deadline reports.
Deadline reports: The stand-up comedian, whose jokes featured in Netflix specials Comin’ In Hot and In His Elements have resonated with members of the Filipino and Filipino-American communities, will star in the titular role and executive produce. The ABC half-hour sitcom, which is currently in development, will follow the life of a hardworking Filipino American nurse. Written and executive produced by showrunner Steve Joe, Josep will also see its titular character navigating dating, fatherhood and his mother moving in with him.
Josep marks one of Koy’s latest projects. The Filipino-American comedian’s work includes stand-up specials for Comedy Central and Netflix. He made his Netflix debut in 2017 with Jo Koy: Live From Seattle, which was then followed by Jo Koy: Comin’ In Hot and Jo Koy: In His Elements in February 2019 and June 2020, respectively.
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