Joel Kim Booster, host of stand-up show “BRUCE.”
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I met this guy when he was working at a call center at Groupon, right after their 2011 IPO. I'm disabled and had to take a short-term job there right after I got out of the hospital. Joel Kim made every one of the lousy days I spent at Groupon feel infinitely worse by mocking me (within my earshot) to my other co-workers. Considering his youth, Joel Kim has all the blasé and vindictiveness I would expect from a fat, burned-out middle manager twice his age. I think of him every time I look at Groupon's stock price ($20 at IPO, $5.79 as of this writing).
I am SO glad that Joel Kim developed "The Best Queer Friendly Comedy Show in Queens" to support storytelling for gay, lesbian, and transgendered people. After all the LGBT community suffered--the Stonewall Riots, Matthew Shepherd, and the religious right cruelly dismissing the YouTubed "suicide notes" of LBGT teens as "propaganda"--what relief for gays to finally be accepted into American life by finding a demographic lower than themselves to laugh at: disabled people, who are funnier to Joel Kim than the 50-yard dash at the Special Olympics.
A working class city like Chicago was way too small to contain Joel Kim's talents. Hopefully the $36.99 he got from cashing in his employee stock will far toward "improving gay amenities" in the outer boroughs.
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