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Comedian, frequent panelist on “Chelsea Lately” and once a Jabbawockeez dancer (no, seriously), Jo Koy is making his lead debut with the upcoming comedy, “Easter Sunday”. The film is said to be loosely based on Koy’s life, and anyone familiar with his stand-up knows that it’s a guarantee for some larger-than-life characters and a lot of laughs. His recent Netflix special “In His Elements” was a hilarious celebration of his Filipino roots, so it’s more than likely that this new movie will follow.

While waiting for the movie to release, here’s everything you need to know about “Easter Sunday” and more.

Easter Sunday release date and where you can watch it

“Easter Sunday” is set to hit theaters on April 1, 2022, just over two weeks before the Easter Sunday holiday. Thanks to the multi-year license agreement that begins in 2022, “Easter Sunday” will also air on Showtime, The Movie Channel and Flix, as well as on the linear multiplex channels and the Showtime streaming service.

What is Easter Sunday

According to Amblin’s official website for the film, “stand-up comedy sensation Jo Koy (” Jo Koy: In His Elements, “” Jo Koy: Comin ‘in Hot “) stars as a man coming home. him for a celebration of Easter with his tumultuous, bickering, eating, drinking, laughing, loving his family, in this love letter to his Filipino-American community. “

Amblin also suggested titles like “Meet the Parents”, “I Love You, Man” and “Office Christmas Party” as similar films in terms of tone for “Easter Sunday”. Koy is known for telling stories about his family on his specials (especially his mom), so it feels like a perfect transition to the big screen for his brand of comedy.

Easter Sunday manager, team and more

“Easter Sunday” is produced by Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich of Rideback (“The Lego Movie”) and is produced by Jo Koy, Jessica Gao, Jimmy O. Yang, Ken Cheng, Joe Meloche, Nick Reynolds and Seth William Meier . The film comes to us from DreamWorks in partnership with Universal Pictures and Amblin Partners. Jay Chandrasekhar of “Super Troopers,” “Club Dread” and “The Dukes of Hazzard” is expected to helm the screenplay from comedian and YouTuber Ken Cheng.

Easter Sunday distribution

Amblin really went above and beyond the casting for this image, filling the cast with a lot of funny people and some of the most well-known Filipino actors working today. Jo Koy plays himself, Tia Carrere (pictured above in “Wayne’s World”) plays Tia Theresa, Brandon Wardell plays Junior, Eva Noblezada plays Ruth and Asif Ali plays Tony Daytona. Eugene Cordero appears as himself, as does Lou Diamond Phillips. Lydia Gaston, Jimmy O. Yang, Rodney To, Jay Chandrasekhar and Tiffany Haddish have also been cast for roles not yet named.

Alicia R. Rucker