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Michael Yo

Next Wave: Michael Yo

A new generation of stars, recommended to you by DC Improv headliners. Michael (Chelsea Lately, Extra, The Insider) gets the nod from Jo Koy.

August 25-26

  • Price: $20 general admission
  • Showtimes: Friday 7:30/9:45, Saturday 7:30/9:45
  • Featuring: TBD
  • Michael’s website


In 2017, the DC Improv celebrates its 25th anniversary by remembering the past – and looking to the future. The Next Wave series features rising stars, recommended to us (and you) by some of our favorite DC Improv headliners. These are performers that comedy fans will be talking about for years to come, and this is your chance to see them up close at one of the most respected comedy venues in America.

Michael Yo knows all about entertainment, as one of your favorite correspondents on “Extra,” “E! News” and “The Insider.” But when he’s not interviewing the stars, he IS a star on the comedy stage. His energy-filled performances are winning over audiences everywhere. He is recommended to you by his onetime podcasting partner and fellow “Chelsea Lately” panelist … the fantastic Jo Koy!


Michael Yo is a stand-up comedian coming up under the wings of Chelsea Handler on “Chelsea Lately” as a recurring comedy panelist. Stand-up has become a staple for Michael and he is now headlining across the country. Michael is Hollywood’s resident entertainment and pop culture expert. He can be seen on CBS’ “The Insider” covering the latest in celebrity news and gossip, as well as guest co-hosting CBS’ “The Talk,” and appearing regularly as a hot topic talker on “The Wendy Williams Show.” Additionally, Michael can be heard on SiriusXM as host of “Hits1 in Hollywood” weekday afternoons on channel 2. The self-proclaimed “Half-Black Brother with a Korean Mother” is known in the entertainment industry as the more respectful entertainment news correspondent as he will always embarrass himself more than his interviewees. Michael was born and raised in Houston and got his start in Austin at the popular central Texas station 96.7. After his stint in Texas radio, Michael moved east for college to his other hometown, Miami, where he was recruited by #1 radio station Y100. Following Miami, he made the move to Los Angeles where he’s worked as a correspondent for “Extra,” “E! News,” and appeared regularly on “The Daily 10” and “Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami.” Michael lives in the heart of Hollywood with his wife and their French Bulldog Paul.


Jo KoyJo Koy has come a long way from his modest beginnings at a Las Vegas coffee house. He sells out clubs across the nation (including seven sold out shows at the DC Improv in August 2017), is a weekly guest on The Adam Carolla Show podcast and recently started his own podcast, The Koy Pond with Jo Koy. His infectious, explosive energy onstage, insightful jokes, and family‐inspired humor cross all boundaries, and he has picked up even more fans with his latest Netflix special, released in March 2017.

Jo and Michael frequently worked together on "Chelsea Lately," and they have collaborated on podcasts together in the past.