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Joel Kim Booster          

Stand-up Comedian & Writer

Joel Kim Booster is a Chicago-bred, Los Angeles-based stand-up comedian, writer, and actor who has been named one of The Queer Young Comics Redefining American Humor by the New York Times. Booster starred in the Fox Searchlight rom-com Fire Island, which the AV Club called an “instant-classic”, alongside Bowen Yang. The film, which he also wrote, was released on Hulu in June 2022 and is described as an unapologetic and modern twist take on Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice." His first hour-long comedy special for Netflix, called PsychoSexual, premiered in June 2022 as well. In his special, Booster explores his experiences and observations as a gay Asian American male with commentary on identity, sexuality, cultural expectations, and more. Booster currently stars on the Apple TV+ series "Loot" playing Nicholas, Maya Rudolph’s quirky assistant. The series was created by Alan Yang and Matt Hubbard and recently received a season two order.

Booster's other TV and film credits include "Sunnyside" (NBC), "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (HBO), "Shrill" (Hulu), "Search Party" (TBS), "History of the World Part II" (Hulu), "BoJack Horseman," "Big Mouth," "The Week Of" (Netflix), "American Dad" (Fox) and "Viper Club" (YouTube Premium.) He was a series regular voice on the new HBO MAX animated program "Santa Inc." opposite Sarah Silverman and Seth Rogen and can be seen in the film Unplugging opposite Matt Walsh and Eva Longoria. In 2017, Booster recorded a stand-up special for Comedy Central's "The Half-Hour" and a full-length stand-up album called "Model Minority."

He has appeared on Conan, The Late Late Show with James Corden, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Kelly Clarkson Show, Netflix's "The Fix," Comedy Central's "The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail," "This Is Not Happening" and "@midnight," Logo's "Comedy Cabaret," and truTV's "Comedy Knockout." His writing credits include "Billy on the Street" (truTV), "Big Mouth" (Netflix), "The Other Two" (Comedy Central) and the pilot for Comedy Central's "Problematic" with Moshe Kasher. Booster’s comedy has been defined as “unfiltered” and “preternaturally confident.”

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Comedian and writer Joel Kim Booster : NPR
Joel Kim Booster is an actor, comedian and writer who has risen in the comedy scene in the last decade. His humor is satirical with a bold confidence that knows  ...

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