The hilarious anecdotes of comedian Jo Koy are all too relatable for Pinoys. His wacky tales strike a chord within us because they come from experiences that are uniquely Filipino. Here are five of them that we can totally relate to:
Filipino parents can be witty and sarcastic when you least expect it. When Jo Koy asked his mom if she knew where his lost keys were, he was met with a phrase all Pinoys are familiar with.
Filipino moms sometimes have certain plans for their children’s careers and can be pretty frank about it. Jo koy wanted to be a comedian but his mother wanted him to be a nurse like the rest of his relatives. Watch how she crushed his childhood dreams in a merciless way.
When a child gets sick many Filipino parents turn to one cure-all: Vicks Vaporub. Listen to Jo Koy explain the feeling.
Pinoy moms always find clever ways to solve problems. Here’s how Jo Koy’s mom solved his insomnia when he was a child.
We know our moms always have our back. They aren’t afraid to fight anyone to defend their kids and would whip up a brilliant line or two to make a point.
Jo Koy’s stories are funny because they resonate with us as Filipinos. Storytelling with the same type of resonance can make PR and marketing campaigns with a greater impact. This is especially true when your audience is one of the most emotional people in the world.
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