Kims of Comedy

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  • 2005
  • 1 hr 3 min
  • 7.3  (71)

Kims of Comedy is a 2005 independent comedy film directed by Isaac Feder. The film features the stand-up comedy of Steve Byrne, Ken Jeong, and Shea Kevin. The film is a unique portrayal of the comedic talents of three Korean-American comedians who have been breaking into the entertainment industry during the early 2000s. The movie opens with a montage of Steve Byrne performing stand-up comedy in various comedy clubs in the United States. The montage soon introduces Ken Jeong and Shea Kevin, both of whom have they own unique style of humor. The three comedians, with a passion for entertaining, have banded together to make a mark in the world of comedy.

The film follows the trio as they embark on a nationwide comedy tour titled 'The Kims of Comedy Tour'. They start to perform their stand-up comedy sets in various venues across the United States. The tour takes them from Los Angeles to New York City and everywhere in between, with each stop offering them new challenges as they strive to make audiences laugh.

In one scene, the film highlights the struggles that all three comedians encountered in the early stage of their career. They recount the difficulties they faced in booking gigs, constantly being typecasted and stereotyped, and how they tried to distance themselves from the stereotypical portrayal of Asian-Americans in the entertainment industry.

As they hit the road, the trio's comedic skills are put to the test as they interact with their fans and critics alike. They showcase their razor-sharp wit and relatable humor, drawing laughs from the diverse crowds that they perform for.

Throughout the comedy tour, the trio experiences new cultures and broadens their perspective on the world. Their humor evolves to encompass a view based on the world around them. Their comedy shifts from merely relating Asian jokes to exploring the hilarious aspects of diverse American cultures.

The film also explores the balance between being a performer and a private individual. The audience is given glimpses of the personal lives of the three comedians, such as when Ken Jeong has to navigate the challenges of parenting and family life on the road.

The Kims of Comedy stands apart from other comedic films in its early 2000s era. Portraying Asian-Americans as a neglected subject matter that inspires extremely funny jokes, this film leaves a clear impact. It's remarkable in its ability to keep audiences on their toes while making them laugh out loud with their relatable comedy.

The film's conclusion does a fantastic job of tying things up, going beyond just the laughs to convey a greater emotional connection with the audience. The Kims of Comedy turns from just jokes to an exploration of what it means to be a part of a community outside of Korea while still staying connected to their roots. This film means something truly special and unique. It is a captivating and insightful film that must be seen.

Overall, Kims of Comedy is an amazing insight into the world of stand-up comedy and the lives of three comedians with Korean heritage who made it their passion. It provides a fresh perspective on Asian-American humor and breaks the stereotypes. The film is beautifully executed and hilarious to its core. Anyone who enjoys smart, relatable comedy will find this movie a great watch from beginning to end.

Kims of Comedy is a 2005 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 3 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.3.

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    1 hr 3 min
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    7.3  (71)