Jo Koy

Comedian Jo Koy, who lives in California, doesn't mind earthquakes, but tornadoes, well, that's something else. Koy had just arrived at a Kentucky airport when one of the baggage handlers told him a tornado warning was in effect. ''Don't worry, it's not a tornado, it's just a tornado warning.'' ''What’s the warning?'' Koy asked. ''It's a siren.'' ''Like a fire-engine siren? What, like a police siren?'' Unconcerned, the baggage handler said, ''Don't worry, when you hear it, you'll know it. And when you hear it, run and hide.'' ''Wha-wha-what?'' stammered Koy. ''Run. And. Hide. A tornado, it just appears. It just picks up shit and starts throwing it.''

Koy prefers earthquakes, which he insists he ignores. ''Fuck an earthquake! We don''t care nothing about earthquakes in the Bay Area. They try to scare us all the time, telling us California's gonna break off into the ocean. Yeah! That's what we want — the California Islands. We'll a-l-l have oceanfront property.'' 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Improv Comedy Showcase, 7620 Katy Freeway. For information, call 713‑333-8800 or visit improvhouston.com. $25 to $55.
April 4-6, 2013


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