Joel Kim Booster is a Chicago bred, recently Los Angeles-based comedian, writer and playwright. Born in Jeju, South Korea, Joel was adopted at a young age and moved to the southwest suburbs of Chicago. Both homeschooled and evangelical, Joel has read the bible literally dozens of times, but has no idea where the state of Oregon is on a map. As a comedian he has appeared on Conan
, Comedy Central's The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail
and more. His writing credits include Billy on the Street
and the Comedy Central pilot Problematic with Moshe Kasher
. Joel has performed at numerous comedy clubs, bar basements and festivals all across the country and the world. Most recently and notably he was a New Face for the world-renowned Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Canada. Esquire Magazine
recently listed Joel on one of their 10 Comedians to Watch in 2017 and Brooklyn Magazine
has named him one of their "50 Funniest People in Brooklyn," saying, "his unbridled honesty feels less like the set-up for a punchline and more like an act of selfless catharsis the rest of us are lucky to witness in real time." Now you can see him live at Laugh Boston.