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Comic's Joe Coy tells Jalen Rose how he made his dream come true

One thing you should know about comedian Jo Koy. Get rid of him and he will come in through the side door. In fact, Joe has built a career using his charm, wit and perseverance to get people to say yes.

approached security with a resume and spotted BET's "ComicView."

"It was all fake. I didn't open up to anyone with that resume. It was all full of s–t.

Instead of telling him to lose his way

``Shout out to Yvette Anderson, she was promoting all these BET shows. handed her her resume and said, "I'm a local comic. Can I just do a five minute warm-up?" I gave him a ticket and told him I would look over his resume.

"Don't be mad if I do this. This was a black show. Every cartoon was slow. Even the host," he told me, which made me laugh even more.

The audience was restless and Yvette asked if they could go upstairs and perform. He received a standing ovation and caught the attention of comedian Bo P Burns, who was the host of the night.

"He says, 'Who is this guy?' [he said] 'By the way, you're crazy. You want to be on ComicView.' ''They popped Joe out on the show next week and that's how he got on BET. It was the moment when I felt That changed my life.

At age 51, his life continues to change and his comedy breaks down barriers. He tells the hilarious story of growing up with a Filipino mother, inspired by theact that inspired his new film Easter Sunday, a window into the Filipino-American experience. Oh, this movie was made by Steven Spielberg's company.

"We are now in 2022 and this is the first major studio, Universal , DreamWorks, Amblin,all with an Asian cast on the big screenMy mother has lived in this country for 51 years and my culture is represented It's the first time I've actually seen a movie on the big screen."

It's amazing to think that he's pretty much given up on comedy. A few years ago, he wanted to land his Netflix special, but was given a big turndown.

"We had no idea. They were all crushed. And I kept calling them and they never showed up. And finally they said, 'We want that.' No,' he said. We're going to pass"... so we shot it ourselves.

"I paid for it all. We paid for it. We shot it. We rented out theaters, sold tickets, cut. Two days before we shot the special, [Netflix] called my manager and said, 'Hey, I heard Jo Koy was filming a special. I started shopping around for it, but Netflix immediately called me:

"Literally, we got a call saying... 'Don't buy it anywhere.' ''

It led to a crazy momentum. He said he wouldn't have made "Comin' in Hot," his second Neftlix comedy special, in 2019 if he hadn't filmed that special himself. rice field.

While filming in Blaisdell at a theater in Honolulu, he added another accolades to his trophy case: he sold out for his 12th straight run,Mariah on his carry record Broke.

"I think we sold 23,000 tickets. We beat her with 1,000 tickets," he said.

And her 1 One ticket was very important. "Steven Spielberg sawin and that's how I got this movie — from that special."

Single with one son Father Joe is clearly a man to bet on himself. But the reason he didn't quit and filmed that first special was his son. I'm going to meet the man who chased his dream and gave it up.The man who took the answer as no instead of showing them why they should have said yes.Show him that lack of confidence. I didn't want to... I want to win in front of him, and this is how I win, and he had to witness it all."

Now the whole world We're witnessing: The Filipino-American kid who saw Eddie Murphy's "Delirious" and wanted to cartoon is killing it right now.

Oh Joe finally dropped his last nugget one.

"In November he will play MSG," he said.

And you can guarantee, I'm in the audience... laughing out of my head.

Detroit native Jalen Rose was part of his iconoclastic Fab Five at the University of Michigan, rocking the world of college hoops in the early '90s. He played 13 seasons in the NBA before transitioning to media personality. Rose is currently an analyst on "NBA Countdown" and "Get Up" and co-host of "Jalen & Jacoby." He is the executive producer of ESPN's 30 for 30 series, The Fab Five, author of the best-selling book Got To Give the People What They Want, and fashion icon. Also a taste maker. - Jalen Rose, his hometown public charter school, where he founded the Leadership Academy.