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Joel Kim Booster is a Chicago-bred Los Angeles-based stand-up comedian, writer, and actor. He is best known for writing and starring in Searchlight Pictures’ Fire Island which, following its June 2022 release, went on to land him two Emmy nominations along with a “Best First Screenplay” nom at the Independent Spirit Awards. The multi-hyphenate has also been seen starring opposite Maya Rudolph in the Apple TV+ comedy series Loot, with its second season premiering April 3rd. His first hour-long comedy special, Joel Kim Booster: Psychosexual, exploring his experiences and observations as a gay Asian American male with commentary on identity, sexuality, cultural expectations, and more, debuted on Netflix in 2022. The special was nominated for a Critics Choice Award and named one of the best comedy specials of 2022 by Variety. He also appears in Freeform’s "Chrissy & Dave Dine Out,” which follows Chrissy Teigen and David Chang, who, along with Joel, cracked the restaurant scene wide open in Los Angeles.


Joel'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, 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, 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. Joel’s comedy has been defined as “unfiltered” and “preternaturally confident”. Follow Joel on Twitter @ihatejoelkim.

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