Easter Sunday Release Date: Famous Comedian Jo Koy Hollywood Debut Film

Jo Koy has created a reputation for himself in stand-up comedy throughout a nearly 30-year career, presenting wild-yet-relatable anecdotes about his quirky family that are entertaining and relatable.

Easter Sunday, a personal, absurd love letter to Koy's Filipino-American community that takes the sweet-natured irreverence of Koy's stand-up specials to a broader audience marks Koy's feature film debut.

He both stars and produces in it, and Koy directs the film. Suppose you've seen Koy's comedy before. In that case, you're probably aware of how the experienced comic can turn his deep-seated affection for and sheer astonishment about his family into funny, bizarre tales about his life at home.

As the first trailer for Easter Sunday demonstrates, the film revolves around a fictionalized version of Koy, who returns home to his supporting but demanding family to spend the holiday.

Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday

A flurry of squabbling, shouting, eating, drinking, laughing, and falling in love. Along with a slew of additional, possibly hazardous activities on top of that. Even though the trailer does not shy away from some of the more riotous plot developments that will ensure.

Easter Sunday's trailer focuses primarily on the pinpointed hilarity of Koy's well-known stand-up act, which should make it an easy sell for fans who have followed the comic's career for years.

During a recent visit to CinemaCon to promote Easter Sunday, Koy stated that Spielberg was the one who was responsible for getting the film off the ground. Jo Koy: Comin' in Hot, a 2019 Netflix stand-up special, piqued the interest of the renowned director, who was interested in learning more about Koy's familial dynamic.

It certainly helps to have supporters in high places. If this film is well received, it might herald the beginning of an exciting and prosperous new chapter in Koy's continuously evolving career.

Here's all you need to know about “Easter Sunday” plus more to get you through the wait until the film is released.

Easter Sunday: Release Date

Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday

The film “Easter Sunday” will be released in theaters on August 5, 2022. Thanks to a multi-year license agreement that will begin in 2022, “Easter Sunday” will also be broadcast on Showtime, The Movie Channel, Flix, and Showtime's multiplex linear channels and streaming service, among other platforms.

Easter Sunday: Trailer


Easter Sunday: Plot

Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday

Comedy on the spot On the official Amblin website, the film describes itself as “a love letter to his Filipino-American community,” in which “phenom Jo Koy portrays as a guy returning home for an Easter celebration with his rowdy, arguing, eating and drinking, laughing loving family,”

It's possible to connect the tone of Easter Sunday to titles from Amblin, such as ‘Meet the Parents.,' ‘I Love You, Man.' and “Office Christmas Party.” The success of Koy's stand-up specials (particularly those including his mother's stories) has established him as a household name, making this a seamless transition to the big screen.

Easter Sunday: Cast

Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday

Amblin went above and above when it came to casting for this film, assembling a cast that included a slew of comedic characters and some of the most well-known Filipino performers now on the scene.

Among the cast members are Jo Koy, who plays himself, Tia Carrere (who previously appeared in “Wayne's World”) as Tia Theresa, Brandon Wardell (who plays Junior), and Eva Noblezada (who plays Ruth), and Asif Ali (who portrays Tony Daytona).

Eugene Cordero and Lou Diamond Phillips both appear in the role of themselves. Additionally, Lydia Gaston, Jimmy O. Yang, Rodney To, Jay Chandrasekhar, and Tiffany Haddish have been cast in parts that have not yet been revealed.

Easter Sunday: Director, Crew, And More

Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday

Jo Koy, Jessica Gao, Jimmy O. Yang, Ken Cheng, Joe Meloche, Nick Reynolds, and Seth William Meier serve as executive producers on “Easter Sunday,” which is produced by Rideback's Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich (“The Lego Movie”) and executive produced by Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich (“The Lego Movie”).

In association with Universal Pictures and Amblin Partners, DreamWorks Pictures brings us this picture for our enjoyment. The script, written by comedian and YouTuber Ken Cheng, will be directed by Jay Chandrasekhar, who has previously worked on “Super Troopers,” “Club Dread,” and “The Dukes of Hazzard.”

Bradley Statler
Bradley Statler
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