1. In Easter Sunday, Jo Koy makes a rough transition from stand-up to screen star  The A.V. Club
  2. Jo Koy Talks Filipino Representation In New Film 'Easter Sunday'  TODAY
  3. Easter Sunday review – comic Jo Koy's family comedy is an unfunny mess  The Guardian
  4. Easter Sunday Review: No Amount Of Prayer Could Save This Movie  /Film
  5. ‘Easter Sunday’ Review: Jo Koy’s Family Comedy Falls Flat  Hollywood Reporter
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The stand-up makes significant representational strides with this big-screen, Filipino-focused comedy, but crime subplots undercut its cultural insightsThe stand-up makes significant representational strides with this big-screen, Filipino-focused comedy, but crime subplots undercut its cultural insights

A Review of Jo Koy's Easter Sunday

For a comedy, Jo Koy's new movie “Easter Sunday” had a lot of waterworksFor a comedy, Jo Koy's new movie “Easter Sunday” had a lot of waterworks

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The standup might be selling out gigs across the US but his labored attempt at movie stardom is a regrettable disasterThe standup might be selling out gigs across the US but his labored attempt at movie stardom is a regrettable disaster

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The typically funny Filipino American standup's smart and loving observational comedy falls flat in inoffensive PG-13-rated "Easter Sunday."The typically funny Filipino American standup's smart and loving observational comedy falls flat in inoffensive PG-13-rated "Easter Sunday."

'Easter Sunday' Review: Jo Koy's Bigscreen Debut Misses on the Laughs - Variety

In "Easter Sunday" the most effective bits breathe easiest, relying on weird little detours and off-kilter running gags allowing Jo Koy and company to, in effect, not act — just be.In "Easter Sunday" the most effective bits breathe easiest, relying on weird little detours and off-kilter running gags allowing Jo Koy and company to, in effect, not act — just be.

"Easter Sunday": Home for the holiday with Jo Koy

Jo Koy's film "Easter Sunday" comes at a time when Filipino American food, history and advocacy are increasingly emerging into the zeitgeist.LOS ANGELES (AP) — For a comedy, Jo Koy's new movie “Easter Sunday” had a lot of waterworks. The film was no ordinary job for the comedian and the rest of the cast. The magnitude of being on a mostly Filipino set led to happy cry-fests, Koy said.

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Easter Sunday is exactly what you expect from a movie starring an irritating stand-up comic and directed by the guy behind Super Troopers 2.Easter Sunday is exactly what you expect from a movie starring an irritating stand-up comic and directed by the guy behind Super Troopers 2.

Easter Sunday Review: No Amount Of Prayer Could Save This Movie

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Comedian Jo Koy shares some fun stories about making his comedy Easter Sunday and reveals the project he’d love to make.He also reveals what people would be surprised to learn about the making of the movie and why he loves performing at the Los Angeles Forum.

Jo Koy Talks Easter Sunday and the Importance of Representation

Set in Daly City, the DreamWorks/Universal feature stars a nearly all-Asian cast of seasoned and up-and-coming talents.Set in Daly City, the DreamWorks/Universal feature stars a nearly all-Asian cast of seasoned and up-and-coming talents.

Jo Koy’s 'Easter Sunday' brings Filipino American family life to the big screen | Datebook

Recently, it was revealed that ABC had decided not to move ahead with a new half-hour comedy series called “Josep”, which was going to star Jo Koy, who has [...]

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Comedian Jo Koy and Daly City screenwriter Ken Cheng discuss the joys of making their inclusive comedyComedian Jo Koy and Daly City screenwriter Ken Cheng discuss the joys of making their inclusive comedy

Filipino family and standup come together in "Easter Sunday" | Culture | sfexaminer.com

Watch the official trailer for #EasterSundayMovie, only in theaters August 5. Stand-up comedy sensation Jo Koy (Jo Koy: In His Elements, Jo Koy: Comin’ in Hot) stars as a man returning home for an …

Preview “Easter Sunday” coming to theaters August 5th from Jo Koy about celebrating the joys of family #FilipinoAmerican #Comedy #Trailer #EasterSundayMovie | RCR News Media

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'This is the first time that at this global level, I've ever portrayed a fully fleshed-out Filipino, living in a Filipino family, under Filipino circumstances,' says Rodney To.'This is the first time that at this global level, I've ever portrayed a fully fleshed-out Filipino, living in a Filipino family, under Filipino circumstances,' says Rodney To.

[Only IN Hollywood] For Melody Butiu and Rodney To, making ‘Easter Sunday’ was like coming home to PH

A comedy about a Filipino-American family getting together for the Catholic holiday, “Easter Sunday” scores like a Filipino version of “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.”A comedy about a Filipino-American family getting together for the Catholic holiday, “Easter Sunday” scores like a Filipino version of “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.”

Jo Koy shines light on family & culture in 'Easter Sunday' comedy

Holiday dinner with the family. It’s such a special time, and a potentially dangerous time, what with so many knives right there on the table....

Jo Koy tries to save family get-together in new comedy ‘Easter Sunday’ – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale

Jo Koy tries to save family get-together in new comedy ‘Easter Sunday’ – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale

CHICAGO — On the Dean’s List/A-List interview, a long-time friend of the WGN News Morning Show who’s out with his first feature length movie.   Back in the day, comedian Jo Koy would come on the show and talk about his Filipino mom and awkward teen son. But now, he’s put his whole family up on […]CHICAGO — On the Dean’s List/A-List interview, a long-time friend of the WGN News Morning Show who’s out with his first feature length movie.   Back in the day, comedian Jo Koy would co…

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Coming to theatres on August 5th, "Easter Sunday" shows what Jo Koy's large, loud, & loving Filipino family looks like for the holidays!Coming to theatres on August 5th, "Easter Sunday" shows what Jo Koy's large, loud, & loving Filipino family looks like for the holidays!

Jo Koy Brings You Into His Family For "Easter Sunday!"

Coming to theatres on August 5th, "Easter Sunday" shows what Jo Koy's large, loud, & loving Filipino family looks like for the holidays!Coming to theatres on August 5th, "Easter Sunday" shows what Jo Koy's large, loud, & loving Filipino family looks like for the holidays!

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Film highlights shame and self doubt of identity fueled by racism, discrimination and ideals which society dictates while managing to make audience laughFilm highlights shame and self doubt of identity fueled by racism, discrimination and ideals which society dictates while managing to make audience laugh

Jo Koy Brings Comedy In Exploring Complex Fil-Am Family Dynamics In "Easter Sunday" – AsAmNews

"Easter Sunday" stars Jo Koy and Lydia Gaston talk about making the film."Easter Sunday" stars Jo Koy and Lydia Gaston talk about making the film.

Jo Koy: ‘Easter Sunday’ is a ‘love letter’ to immigrants – Orlando Sentinel

Jo Koy and Lydia Gaston break down why comedies like Easter Sunday mean so much to them and to audiences from any cultural background.Jo Koy says he has the “G.O.A.T.” behind “Easter Sunday,” the comedian’s attempt to bring Filipino culture to the big screen. Legendary director Steven Spielberg reached out to the stand-up star after seeing Koy’s Netflix special, “Comin’ in Hot.” The comedy event, like Koy’s past stand-up material, showcased his affectionate look at his real-life mother. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=el84efC10oE Spielberg saw something else in those routines - a feature film brimming with cultural flourishes rarely seen on the big screen. And, because he’s Steven Spielberg, he helped make it a reality. “ blessed this movie. He helped me choose the writers, the director

'Easter Sunday's' Jo Koy, Lydia Gaston: Comedy Can Unite Us All - Hollywood in Toto

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A Filipino-American comedian (Jo Koy) settles family disputes while auditioning for a sitcom in Easter Sunday.A Filipino-American comedian (Jo Koy) settles family disputes while auditioning for a sitcom in Easter Sunday.

Easter Sunday Review: Jo Koy's Comedy Routine Flounders

A Filipino-American comedian (Jo Koy) settles family disputes while auditioning for a sitcom in Easter Sunday.A Filipino-American comedian (Jo Koy) settles family disputes while auditioning for a sitcom in Easter Sunday.

Easter Sunday Review: Jo Koy's Comedy Routine Flounders

Tacoma-raised Jo Koy discusses "Easter Sunday," which draws from his childhood in a Filipino family. He also talked about selling out Climate Pledge Arena and more.Tacoma-raised Jo Koy discusses "Easter Sunday," which draws from his childhood in a Filipino family. He also talked about selling out Climate Pledge Arena and more.

Tacoma’s Jo Koy on ‘Easter Sunday,’ a ‘fairy tale’ film 30 years in the making | The Seattle Times

At a recent event promoting his film Easter Sunday, comedian Jo Koy — who is half white and half Filipino — opened up about enduring racism in his youthAt a recent event promoting his film Easter Sunday, comedian Jo Koy — who is half white and half Filipino — opened up about enduring racism in his youth

Jo Koy Shares Emotional Story of Experiencing Racism as a Child: 'We're Not Going to Do That Anymore'

TweetEmail TweetEmailHE HAS ONE DAY TO KEEP THE FAMILY TOGETHER… WITHOUT FALLING APART! UNIVERSAL PICTURES PRESENTS ACCLAIMED COMEDIAN JO KOY IN EASTER SUNDAY. RATED PG-13. ONLY IN THEATERS AUGUST 5TH. WAMG is giving away 2 free passes to the St. Louis advance screening of EASTER SUNDAY DATE AND TIME:Tues, Aug 2nd 7pm at The AMC Esquire […]

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Jo Koy’s ‘Easter Sunday’ is a funny, heartwarming and overdue homage to Filipino American culture - cleveland.com

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Comedian and Easter Sunday star Jo Koy says he refused to listen to gatekeepers at Netflix who deemed his cultural comedy too specificThe comedian says he refused to listen to gatekeepers who deemed his cultural comedy too specific

Jo Koy: There would be no Easter Sunday if he listened to Netflix

Koy's onstage charm doesn't quite make the leap to the big screen, in a movie that forfeits cultural specificity for a wacky crime subplotKoy's onstage charm doesn't quite make the leap to the big screen, in a movie that forfeits cultural specificity for a wacky crime subplot

Easter Sunday Film Review: Jo Koy's Fractured Family Comedy Is All Cracks

“Literally I walked into Amblin and everyone was like, ‘Steven loves you’ and I’m like ‘Steven from accounting? Who are you talking about? There’s no way it’s Steven Spielberg,'” recalled Jo Koy at the Tuesday night Los Angeles premiere of his new film Easter Sunday. Spielberg had been a big fan of Koy’s 2019 Netflix […]“Literally I walked into Amblin and everyone was like, ‘Steven loves you’ and I’m like ‘Steven from accounting? Who are you talking about? There’s no way it’s Steven Spielberg,'” recalled Jo Koy at the Tuesday night Los Angeles premiere of his new film Easter Sunday. Spielberg had been a big fan of Koy’s 2019 Netflix […]

Jo Koy, ‘Easter Sunday’ Team on Collaborating With Steven Spielberg and Telling Filipino American Stories

Easter Sunday sees a stand-up comedian return home to his Filipino-American family in this love letter to his community.Easter Sunday sees a stand-up comedian return home to his Filipino-American family in this love letter to his community.

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Jay Chandrasekhar's Easter Sunday won’t go down as any kind of comedy classic, but I’m happy to say it eventually wore me down.Easter Sunday Review The new comedy Easter Sunday, featuring the comedic stylings of stand-up comedian and former Chelsea Lately hand Jo Koy, has a couple of strikes against it right off the bat.  It's about a specific holiday, but getting a release at the wrong time of year. It lifts multiple running jokes from sitcoms, from the Party Down bit about the protagonist being constantly confronted with the catchphrase from his old beer commercial, to the Master of None plot about an Asian-American comedian not wanting to do a demeaning accent for a role.  But slowly but surely, the charm

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For a comedy, Jo Koy's new movie “Easter Sunday” had a lot of waterworks. The film was no ordinary job. The entire cast had happy cry-fests whenever they were struckFor a comedy, Jo Koy's new movie “Easter Sunday” had a lot of waterworks. The film was no ordinary job. The entire cast had happy cry-fests whenever they were struck

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Comedian Jo Koy stars as a man on the verge of a big break if he can just survive a visit with his family in the new comedy “Easter Sunday,” releasing toComedian Jo Koy stars as a man on the verge of a big break if he can just survive a visit with his family in the new comedy “Easter Sunday,” releasing to [...]

Comedian Jo Koy Introduces the World to an Unforgettable Filipino Family in the New Comedy ‘Easter Sunday’ | DeWayne Hamby

Here’s the latest from the crossroads of faith, media & culture: 08/01/22 Filipino families are funny. Take my word for it. I married into one. I’m not saying they’re any crazier than Irish families (certainly not mine) but they’re as quirky as the rest of us. Throw in the influence of the Catholic Church and […]

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Comedian Jo Koy hopes his new movie "Easter Sunday" will encourage other filmmakers to continue to make Asian American content. The film stars veteran actor Tia Carrere who "couldn't be happier" about her 40 years... - Social News XYZComedian Jo Koy hopes his new movie "Easter Sunday" will encourage other filmmakers to continue to make Asian American content. The film stars [...]

Jo Koy's 'Easter Sunday' puts Filipinos front and center (Video) - Social News XYZ

Jo Koy on casting 'Easter Sunday' and the importance of Filipino representation in film.Jo Koy on casting 'Easter Sunday' and the importance of Filipino representation in film.

Jo Koy on Casting 'Easter Sunday' and Filipino Representation - Variety

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Jo Koy's new comedy/drama 'Easter Sunday,' set in the Bay Area, strives to create authentic portrait of Filipino-American community.Jo Koy’s new comedy/drama ‘Easter Sunday,’ set in the Bay Area, strives to create authentic portrait of Filipino-American community.

Jo Koy: Hollywood legend may have saved 'Easter Sunday'