Joel Kim Booster: Psychosexual review – just the comedy boost we all need

June 21, 2022
Ricky Valero 0
Film Reviews, Netflix, Streaming Service
4.5

Summary

The year of Joel Kim Booster continues as he delivers one of the best stand-up specials of the year.

 

4.5

Summary

The year of Joel Kim Booster continues as he delivers one of the best stand-up specials of the year.

 

Netflix comedy special Joel Kim Booster: Psychosexual will be released on the streaming service on June 21, 2022. 

You might be living under a rock if you haven’t heard the name Joel Kim Booster yet. He has been all over the place, including writing and staring in the Hulu film Fire Island. Now he has a stand-up special dropping on Netflix, Joel Kim Booster: Psychosexual. I am excited to see what he has in store for us, so let’s dive in.

When watching a stand-up comedy special, I think one of the most important things a comedian can do is land the first joke, even more so if you are a comedian who isn’t as well known as others. You need to reel in the audience that is watching or risk someone turning it off. Joel Kim comes out firing on all cylinders with a hilarious bit about Boise, Idaho, and P.F. Changs. It was an excellent jumpstart to get set up for what is ahead.

Laugh like I’m Louie.

Joel Kim has a fabulous stage presence about himself, making his stand-up much stronger. He knows how to work the crowd so well that it makes you feel a part of his stand-up. Another thing I loved was his crowd work. Including the crowd in your stand-up can be VERY hard but also can backfire, but Joel Kim utilized the crowd as a part of the special in a way that I haven’t seen in a long time. It didn’t matter at what point we were in the special, he had the crowd eating out the palm of his hand. Well, maybe not Ben. (IYKYK)

Joel Kim explored a wide range of topics. From being more open to being gay to his experience traveling to his thoughts about specific political issues. He didn’t shy away from expressing how he felt, and while we understood his beliefs, he would deliver them with a hilarious punchline every time. I haven’t seen a comedian be so precise in each bit in a long time.

As someone who loves Joel Kim, this was my introduction to his stand-up work, and I walked away from a much bigger fan than I was before. I loved his delivery, his timing, and the punch lines always landed. It’s easily one of the best stand-up specials released this year. I highly recommend checking this one out.

What did you think of the Netflix comedy special Joel Kim Booster: Psychosexual? Comment below. 

You can watch this stand-up with a subscription to Netflix. 

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