Joel Kim Booster
Joel Kim Booster is a Chicago-bred, Los Angeles-based stand-up comedian and writer who stars in the NBC sitcom Sunnyside and was recently mentioned as one of EW’s “11 Asian American comics who killed it this year – and need to be on your 2020 radar”. He’s also developing Trip, a rom-com inspired by Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, alongside Jax Media for Quibi. Additionally, Joel co-hosts the Urgent Care podcast with comedian Mitra Jouhari where they offer unqualified, completely unhinged advice to people who have nowhere else to turn.
Joel’s other TV and film credits include Shrill (Hulu), Search Party (TBS), BoJack Horseman, Big Mouth, The Week Of (Netflix) and Viper Club (YouTube Premium.) Alongside Patti Harrison, Joel co-hosts Unsend, a comedy central digital series where they sift through social media and highlight the weirdest and most shame worthy stuff out there. He has appeared on Conan, The Late Late Show with James Corden, 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.
In 2017, Joel recorded a stand-up special for Comedy Central’s The Half-Hour, a full-length stand-up album called Model Minority and was listed as one of Esquire’s “10 Comedians to Watch.” He recently had the honor of being featured in The Hollywood Reporter’s 2019 Comedy Issue as one of “Comedy’s New LGBTQ Breakouts” as well as appearing on GQ’s 2019 list of “7 Funny People Reshaping Comedy Right Now.” Previously, he’s been included in the Wall Street Journal’s “Young Hollywood Portfolio” highlighting rising stars in Hollywood, Variety’s 2018 “10 Comics to Watch,” and Vulture’s “20 Comedians You Should and Will Know.” 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.