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Comedian Jo Koy Will Return to Treasure Island, 3/21

Comedian Jo Koy Will Return to Treasure Island, 3/21

Following two successful performances in 2013, comedic sensation and roundtable regular on "Chelsea Lately" Jo Koy returns to Treasure Island March 21 at 9 p.m.

Pursuing his dream of a career in comedy, Koy began performing at a Las Vegas coffee house in 1994. Encouraged by his mother, who Koy credits for his comedic and acting talents, the comedian used insightful jokes, his Filipino heritage, family humor and an explosive stage presence to rise to stardom.

When Koy landed a coveted spot on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" in 2005, he joined the ranks of the select few to ever receive a standing ovation. Following his "Tonight Show" success, Koy hit the road as a part of Carlos Mencia's "Punisher Tour" in 2006.

Since then, Koy has appeared in numerous shows and specials including "Comedy Gives Back," "Jaime Foxx Presents: Laffapalooza," "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Last Call with Carson Daly" and various VH1 specials.

Koy starred in two of his own specials on Comedy Central, "Don't Make Him Angry" in 2009 and "Lights Out" in 2012. He also guest starred in the ABC comedy "Family Tools" and the NBC comedy "Are You There, Chelsea?."

Currently, Koy co-hosts "The Michael Yo and Jo Koy Show" podcast and is a regular guest on "The Adam Carolla Show" podcast, both available on iTunes.

Koy's stage name comes from the Filipino term "Jokoy" which means joker and was his childhood nickname.

Tickets are available starting at $49.95, plus tax and handling fees, and can be purchased online at www.treasureisland.com, or by calling the box office at 866-712-9308 or 702-894-7723. Guests must be 18 years or older to attend.

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