Joel Kim Booster is a Chicago-bred, Los Angeles-based stand-up comedian, writer, and actor. He just wrapped the Searchlight rom-com FIRE ISLAND alongside Bowen Yang. The film, which he also wrote, is set to release on Hulu and is described as an unapologetic and modern twist take on Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice”. Joel is currently filming the Apple TV+ series LOOT created by Alan Yang and Matt Hubbard and starring Maya Rudolph. Later this year, Joel will shoot his first hour-long comedy special, where he will explore his experiences and observations as a gay Asian American male with commentary on identity, sexuality, cultural expectations, and more. Joel’s other TV and film credits include Sunnyside (NBC), Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO), Shrill (Hulu), Search Party (TBS), BoJack Horseman, Big Mouth, The Week Of (Netflix), American Dad (Fox) and Viper Club (YouTube Premium.) He is also 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 upcoming film Unplugging opposite Matt Walsh and Eva Longoria. In 2017, Joel 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, 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. Joel’s comedy has been defined as "unfiltered" and "preternaturally confident."
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