March 15, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- From filling clubs and concert venues across the nation to being seen weekly as a regular guest on "Chelsea Lately,"
with an all-new original one-hour stand-up special. The world premiere of "Jo Koy: Lights Out" debuts
Sunday, April 1
10:00 p.m. ET
Koy is back with a new special filled with hilarious stories about his life and family. Filmed at the Alex Theatre in
, Koy explains why he feels sleep is a near-death experience, why his son will always associate the image of his naked father with earthquakes and offers a helpful tip for escaping the agony of parenthood. Newcomers will be engaged by Koy's animated style and fans will find plenty of laughs from the comedian they love.
"Jo Koy: Light's Out" extended and uncensored DVD will be released on
by COMEDY CENTRAL Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment with 15 minutes of material not included in the broadcast. The bonus features include "DJ Josephine," which follows Koy home to
where he visits his mother's radio show and the site of his very first stand-up performance; and "Jo Koy: All Access" where viewers get an intimate backstage pass to the show with Koy and his friends. COMEDY CENTRAL Records will release the "Jo Koy: Lights Out" uncensored and extended digital album on
"Jo Koy: Lights Out" DVD will be available in HD exclusively On Xbox LIVE, iTunes, Sony PlayStation Network, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, and in SD On Samsung Media Hub. Pre-order is available on iTunes now.
Leading up to the on-air premiere,
COMEDY CENTRAL Stand-Up
will feature preview clips from the special, exclusive videos from the DVD release and a Facebook tab highlighting Koy and comedians he follows on Twitter.
Koy's first COMEDY CENTRAL special, "
Don't Make Him Angry
," debuted in 2009 and is currently available on DVD. He has also been featured on the network's series "
Live at Gotham
" and "
COMEDY CENTRAL Presents
." He has appeared on "The Tonight Show with
," "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Last Call with
," "BET's Comic View," "Jamie Foxx Presents: Laffapalooza," and various episodes of VH1's "I Love the 70's," "I Love the 80's" and "I Love the 90's." Koy has toured as part of
's "Punisher Tour" and is a regularly featured comedian at the world famous Improv. He tours the college circuit nationwide and performs in comedy clubs both in the US and internationally.
"Jo Koy: Lights Out" is executive produced by Koy,
and directed by
are the Executives in Charge of Production for COMEDY CENTRAL.
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