Joel Kim Booster
Joel Kim Booster is a Chicago-bred, Los Angeles-based stand-up comedian, writer, and actor who was recently named one of TIME100 Next (2022) as an emerging advocate and creative and a Variety Screenwriter to Watch (2022). Joel has also been recognized as one of The Queer Young Comics Redefining American Humor by the New York Times.
Joel 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 Joel explores his experiences and observations as a gay Asian American male with commentary on identity, sexuality, cultural expectations, and more, releasing. Joel 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.
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 filmUnplugging 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.