Jo Koy talks Filipino pride, his new comedy special

The comedian celebrates Filipino Heritage Month by sharing a traditional food with Amy, T.J. and Dr. Jen.
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to find another filipino comic in 1989 without the internet? Do you know how hard it was to just find another filipino in 1989? It was hard. That clip is from "In his element" the latest Netflix special with comedian Jo Koy and that was filmed entirely in the Philippines. He's about to tell us all about it here. Going to the Philippines was going home for you. You had a special reason why you wanted to do it. Tell us. One thing I wanted to do was give back to a culture that gave me so much. I get to talk about being filipino, but I never get to show the world what the Philippines looks like and what the people look like and how we talk and how we eat. Growin up on TV I didn't have any inspiration on that. I wanted that to be the inspiration. You made it now because you're getting your own -- do I have it right? We've caught you on a time you're being honored with your own day there? Yeah, thank you so much. It's an honor. It's fun to celebration moments like this with my son. My son is 17. To show him what his dad did -- took me 30 years to get here. This is like my indirect way of motivating my son and showing him that anything is possible as long as you dream. Congratulations. You deserve it. I know you're a big fan of a filipino restaurant here in new York. They sent us over a few dishes here to try. We're hoping you can tell us what to try. The first one in pancit. Pancit. I already said it wrong. Amy, it's not pancit. Well, I'm from the midwest. I'm from Michigan. We say flat As. I got some of your favorite filipino dishes. We're going to serve a pancit. You're going to love this pancit. It's so good. You take a pan and then you sit. It's delicious. You're going to love these noodles. Out of all the noodle dishes in Asia, I'm a little bias. Filipinos have knocked it out of the park. It's so delicious. It's my favorite. Nicole, owns jeepni, she destroys those dishes. She really puts her heart and soul into those dishes. You can taste it. It tastes homemade. My man, it's delicious. Don't know when you'll be able to get over here and get to your favorite restaurant. It's been an absolute joy. Something we needed on this Friday was to have a little fun. Congratulations there in San Diego getting the key to the city. Congrats on your day. Congrats on "In his elements" streaming on Netflix. Take care, brother. I love you guys. Thank you. Thank you, Jo. That was great. Well, I learned something today. What else would you like to teach us? Anyone who has ever taken care of patients in a hospital and worked with a nurse from the Philippines will say they have some of the best nurses in the world. Not only is their pancit good, so are their nurses. Finals thoughts today, it's about taking a rest day in your

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