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Under the Spotlight in a Crop Top: Joel Kim Booster

Under the Spotlight in a Crop Top: Joel Kim Booster

When he performs stand-up, Joel Kim Booster pays a lot of attention to how he presents himself on stage. While these days his aesthetic is “Janet Jackson backup dancer, 1994,” it hasn’t always been that way. In this episode, Joel walks us through his style evolution—from a homeschooled teen obsessed with being “normal,” to a risky performer turning comedy conventions upside down.

Duration: 14 min

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