Set around a family gathering to celebrate Easter Sunday, the comedy is based on Jo Koy's life experiences and stand-up comedy.Set around a family gathering to celebrate Easter Sunday, the comedy is based on Jo Koy's life experiences and stand-up comedy.Set around a family gathering to celebrate Easter Sunday, the comedy is based on Jo Koy's life experiences and stand-up comedy.
Jo Koy Answers Burning Questions
Easter Sunday was a pretty enjoyable comedy about Filipino families
I believe a year or so ago, a female second cousin of mine had introed me to Jo Koy, a Filipino comedian, on YouTube. I remember laughing quite a bit at his material. So now he's starring in this movie about someone like himself dealing with trying to get a part in a TV show while also having to visit his Mom and relatives for the title dinner. And he has a teen son from a mixed divorce to boot! There's more than what I just mentioned but I'll just say that having seen this with my mom, whose birthday today is, my sister and some friends of both of them mostly of the same race as the above comedian, it struck a chord concerning familial relations and cultures related to my parents' home country and their melting in current society of their adopted homeland. I, myself, only knew of this movie's existence because of the cast appearing in an ep of "Family Feud". And it surprised me when looking up this film online to find out that both Tia Carrere and Lou Diamond Phillips, who I knew from Wayne's World and La Bamba, respectively, were both in it. (I didn't pay complete attention to the "FF" ep so I don't know if either one were contestants on it.) Anyway, Jo Koy does some of his funny stand-up bits and while there were some contrived situations, there was some truth here and there concerning Filipino culture. Really, I'll just say me and my family and friends really enjoyed Easter Sunday and leave it at that! (Edit to add: I just found out on YouTube that the Easter Sunday cast on "Family Feud" consisted of Jo Koy's real-life clan competing against that of Lydia Gaston's, who played his mother in the film.)
- Aug 8, 2022
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