"Just For Laughs" Comic Accused of Anti-Gay Rant

Jo Koy allegedly calls audience member a derogatory slur

By Marcus Riley
|  Thursday, Jun 16, 2011  |  Updated 1:22 PM CDT
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Another comedian is taking flack for using the f-word in his act -- and it's not the four-letter variety.

The Windy City Times reports that Jo Koy called an audience member a "[bleeping] f--got" during a performance at The Vic Theatre June 15th during the Just For Laughs Festival.

    "At one point in his standup act he danced in a feminine fashion and said, "I made this dance extra gay since I am not gay." Later his zipper was open to the screams of several female fans in the front row pointing at his jeans. One male voice yelled, "I saw it." Koy replied, "What are you looking at, f--king f--got?"-- Windy City Times

Koy is known for his appearances on the roundtable on Chelsea Handler's talk show.

The incident also occurs after comedian Tracy Morgan was criticized for using anti-gay slurs during his standup performance in Nashville on June 3. He has since apologized for making the comments.

The Just for Laughs Chicago Festival runs through the weekend at various locations. Festival organizers and Koy's management have not yet responded to requests for comment on the incident.

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