Presented by New York Comedy Festival
The Joy F*ck Club with Joel Kim Booster
Bowen Yang, Patti Harrison, Karen Chee, Kiko Soirée, Ronny Chieng
Friday · November 9, 2018
Doors: 9:45 pm / Show: 10:00 pmThe Bell House
This event is 21 and over
**Please note that this event will be mixed seating/standing. Please arrive early for the best seat selection.https://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1775941/
The Joy F*ck Club
The Joy F*ck Club is a celebration of the overwhelming talent, drive and sex appeal within the Asian American community. Comedian Joel Kim Booster will host a showcase of Asian talent in comedy, music and whatever the hell else he wants. In between sets he’ll shoot the shit with his guests, discussing everything from the struggle of being Asian in Emma Stone’s Hollywood to what it’s like being hot, Asian and actually very rich.
Joel Kim Booster
Joel Kim Booster is a Chicago-bred, Los Angeles-based comedian and writer. As a comedian he has appeared on Conan, 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.” Joel recently had the honor of making Forbes’ 2018 “30 Under 30” list in their Hollywood and Entertainment category spotlighting the next generation of talent, Variety’s 2018 “10 Comics to Watch,” Vulture’s “20 Comedians You Should and Will Know,” and TimeOut’s “L.A. Comedians to Watch in 2018.” Film credits include The Week Of on Netflix and the upcoming feature Viper Club from You Tube Premium. His writing credits include Billy on the Street (truTV), Big Mouth (Netflix), the forthcoming Comedy Central series The Other Two and the pilot for Comedy Central’s Problematic with Moshe Kasher. Follow Joel on Twitter @ihatejoelkim.
Bowen Yang is a comedian, producer and formerly mediocre chemistry major based in Brooklyn, NY. He is currently a writer for SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, and he recently made his on-camera debut on SNL. Bowen creates and produces various live shows in New York, including "LIVE ON BROADGAY" at Littlefield, "LAKE HOMO HIGH" at The Annoyance, and the "LAS CULTURISTAS" podcast with Matt Rogers, which has been featured in The New York Times, New York Magazine, Splitsider and Time Out New York. TV credits include "BROAD CITY," "THE OUTS," and "HIGH MAINTENANCE," and “JON GLASER LOVES GEAR.” Bowen can be seen currently in the feature ISN’T IT ROMANTIC, directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson and can next be seen in Comedy Central’s upcoming series AWKWAFINA. He performs sketch with POP ROULETTE and was named one of Comedy Central's "Comics to Watch."
Patti Harrison is a comedian, actor, and writer living in Brooklyn, NY. Her television credits include appearances on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon", "Broad City", and TBS's "Search Party". She is also featured in Paul Feig's upcoming film "A Simple Favor". Her work can also be seen on MTV, Comedy Central, Billboard.com, VICELAND, Conde Nast's "The Scene", and Seriously.TV. She's been called "Upsettingly funny" by Time Out New York, and featured in write-ups in The New York Times, Vulture, Splitsider, A.V Club, Paste Magazine, and more. She cohosts the monthly live comedy show "It's a Guy Thing" at Union Hall. She is tarnsgarnder!!!!!
Karen Chee is a comedy writer/performer who contributes regularly to The New Yorker, McSweeney's, and Splitsider. She has also written for Reductress, Shondaland, Funny or Die, and The Washington Post. Around town, Karen does sketch comedy with Lo-Fi and improv with anyone who will let her.
Jon Wan is a performer, drag artist, and organizing consultant based in New York City. Trained at the Upright Citizen Brigade Theater, He performs monthly at the All Asian Variety Show, Asian AF, does stand up and solo performance all across New York City and Brooklyn and in 2017, was named by Time Out Magazine as one of the 'LGBT rising comedians to watch'. He also performs under the sweet and sultry drag persona, *Kiko Soirée*, and co-produces the character-driven drag cabaret "Kiko and Tuna" seasonally at the Duplex in the West Village. He's a proud member of the nationally recognized children’s theater and arts education organization, Story Pirates. His Spanish is better than his Cantonese which accurately sums up his life as an ABC so far. He has the vocal range of Britney Spears. Off stage, he's a professional organizing consultant and happy co-owner of the retired racing greyhound, Yahoo Explorer (actual track given name, not named after web browsers) who you can follow in IG @yahoothewhite. Otherwise, hmu @kikosoiree. Life is a beautiful ride!
Born in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, and raised in Manchester, NH, and Singapore, Ronny Chieng was named one of the Top 10 Rising Comedians in Australia by The Age, the Herald Sun and The Sydney Morning Herald in 2012. He also received the Best Newcomer Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for his debut stand-up special, "The Ron Way" (2014). Chieng has performed at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the New Zealand International Comedy Festival. In 2014, he won the Directors' Choice Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Best Show at the Sydney Comedy Festival. Chieng made his U.S. television debut on "The Late Late Show" in 2015. Chieng is currently a senior correspondent on The Daily Show on Comedy Central.
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215