Celebrity pediatrician Dr. Richard Mata highlighted the different reactions received by Filipino-American comedian Joseph Glenn Herbert, professionally known as ‘Jo Koy’ from a Hollywood star and a Filipina TV5 presenter.
It can be recalled that Jo Koy received criticism from millions of netizens for his performance during the Golden Globes and captured the irk of Swifties due to his joke about Taylor Swift.
In a Facebook post, Dr. Richard Mata posted the support received by Jo Koy from five-time Grammy awardee comedian Steve Martin and the criticism that the Filipino-American received from TV5 presenter Gretchen Ho.
Steve, who also hosted the Golden Globes, praised Jo Koy for being brave enough to accept the hosting offer.
“I tip my hat to anyone who steps out on stage to host a live awards show. It’s a very difficult job and not for the squeamish. I know because I’m still throwing up from the last time I did it in 2010,” Steve said.
“So, Congratulations to Jo Koy, who took on the toughest gig in show business, hit, missed, was light on his feet, and now has twenty minutes of new material for his stand-up!” he added.
Meanwhile, Gretchen called Jo Koy’s performance a ‘wasted opportunity’.
Hosts are always, always responsible for their scripts. Whether it’s your own or not, at the end of the day, it’s your face and career on the line. This was such a huge stage and a wasted opportunity,” she said.
Meanwhile, Jo Koy admitted that he was affected by the criticism thrown against him.