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Happy Jo Koy Day! San Diego Names Day After Comedian in Honor of Filipino American History Month

Oct. 16, 2020 will now be known as Jo Koy Day in America's Finest City

Stand-up comedian Jo Koy smiles following a ceremony in which San Diego named Oct. 16, 2020 as "Jo Koy Day."

America’s Finest City proclaimed Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 as "Jo Koy Day" in honor of Filipino American History Month.

Councilmember Chris Cate, who represents San Diego’s District 6, presented the honor to the stand-up comedian in a celebratory ceremony Friday in Mira Mesa.

Koy is a decorated comedian who has a special on Netflix, is working on a book and has been nominated for a People’s Choice Award as the Comedy Act of 2020. Cate, who is a second-generation Filipino-American, called the comedian “iconic and a trailblazer.”

“His homage to the Philippines has reached the lives of millions of people worldwide,” Cate said in a statement. “Filipino cuisine, culture, and arts are flourishing in District 6, and I am excited to celebrate Jo Koy and recognize his accomplishments.”

District 6, which includes Kearny Mesa, Clairemont Mesa, Miramar, Mira Mesa, Sorrento Valley and Park Village, is a diverse area where 1 in every 3 residents is of Asian descent, the councilmember said.

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