Just For Laughs

Steve Nguyen FlipHD: Tina Kim, Comedienne

Film producer Steve Nguyen profiles Tina Kim, a Korean-American stand-up comedienne. As a former television news reporter and anchor, Tina Kim moved to the United States when she was four years old and grew up in Seattle, Washington. She is the youngest of four children and graduated from the University of Washington with a broadcast communications degree. After working as a reporter in small towns after graduating, Tina decided to drop everything and move to New York City. She didn’t know anyone in New York, nor did she have a job lined up. With no fear she sold her car and went with 00.00 in her pocket. After arriving in the Big Apple she registered with temp agencies and moved in with people looking for roommates. Soon she decided to pursue her dream of being a stand-up comic. She took some comedy classes in New York city and found out it was a scam, promoted shows at some comedy clubs, worked in offices of stand-up clubs, and answered phones in return for stage time (20 hours of free labor for 5 minutes on stage), and then eventually decided to produce her own shows. Since then she has successfully produced her own sold out TINA KIM LIVE shows in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Pasadena, Boston, Vancouver and Seattle. Tina has also performed internationally in London, Scotland, Bangkok and Hong Kong. She has been featured on CNN, CNBC, NBC, MTV, VH-1, REUTERS, Comic’s Unleashed and BBC Radio. She also debuted her show at the Edinbrugh Fringe Festival 2003

Tags: , , , ,

25 Responses to “Steve Nguyen FlipHD: Tina Kim, Comedienne”

  1. On July 24, 2011 at 2:31 pm fikaypol responded with... #

    lmao I love this video

  2. On July 24, 2011 at 2:22 pm Bovetpri responded with... #

    that was the greatest video i have ever seen.


  3. On July 24, 2011 at 1:42 pm Nescoirson responded with... #

    that was awesome. I want that as my myspace video!! May I do so?

  4. On July 24, 2011 at 1:00 pm bofifive responded with... #

    this vid rules man

  5. On July 24, 2011 at 12:11 pm rcepen responded with... #

    amazing… you are the bomb!

  6. On July 24, 2011 at 11:25 am Tiaerfi responded with... #

    This is hilarious!

  7. On July 24, 2011 at 10:36 am Seailfrom responded with... #

    This is one of my favorite videos!!! 🙂

  8. On July 24, 2011 at 10:33 am Spedioway responded with... #

    Jajajajja Good video! GreaT! ^^

  9. On July 24, 2011 at 9:35 am Lertiowhcom responded with... #

    That was awesome!
    Really cool!

  10. On July 24, 2011 at 8:59 am lorfipol responded with... #

    OMFG :DDDDD This is so great!!! 😀 I can’t stop laughing! Because of this video I joined in YouTube 😀 I watch this over and over again and I still can’t stop laughing! I couldn’t get sleep last night because this was on my head :DDD AWESOME VIDEO!!! 😀

  11. On July 24, 2011 at 8:16 am Vetestis responded with... #

    Very nicely done. That’s a great moment captured.
    Yup. it’s a keeper.

  12. On July 24, 2011 at 7:37 am enbopre responded with... #

    New works! And such excellent work! The music is perfect, and the story you tell is without words – that is to say, free of language – and therefore universal. Consider YouTube & other venues for distribution that can spread this message.

  13. On July 24, 2011 at 6:45 am bespeper responded with... #


  14. On July 24, 2011 at 5:57 am Preailhe responded with... #

    this is an example of what i aspire to: poetic, narrative and visually stunning. so well crafted. thank you for showing what can be seen and done.

  15. On July 24, 2011 at 5:29 am Latpol responded with... #

    soooo cute xD

  16. On July 24, 2011 at 4:38 am TheAncientQueen responded with... #

    REALLY fantastic insight. I really like Tina Kim and I hope she BLOWS UP SOON!

  17. On July 24, 2011 at 3:55 am darrylChannel responded with... #


  18. On July 24, 2011 at 3:14 am TinaKim responded with... #

    Thank you. This is Tina Kim and sometimes I want to give up but I know I have fans and don’t want to let them down.

  19. On July 24, 2011 at 2:14 am silveray7 responded with... #

    I like Tina Kim stand-up very much. I wish I can go to one of her shows. 🙁

  20. On July 24, 2011 at 1:49 am mistervader responded with... #

    This is amazing! A very inspiring story from Tina Kim! I admire her work ethic. 🙂

  21. On July 24, 2011 at 1:18 am KudossMusic responded with... #

    tina is pretty funny , she needs to do more and stuff to get out there

  22. On July 24, 2011 at 1:16 am varanidguy responded with... #

    Smart, wise, funny, and good lookin’. Why can’t I meet a woman like that? lol

  23. On July 24, 2011 at 12:55 am paskinrobbins responded with... #

    This was really f ing informative…. her inability to pause for a breath filled my tiny little mind with copious amounts insider stand up information! 🙂

  24. On July 24, 2011 at 12:13 am PhoPhucLai02 responded with... #

    6-7 years until she started to get good at this craft?! Wow I respect her commitment sticking with this goal. this video is old but I hope by now or eventually she reaches the level of stand up she wants.

  25. On July 23, 2011 at 11:59 pm PhoPhucLai02 responded with... #

    4-5 years interning at comedy clubs? 6-7 years of stand up? thats approximately 11 years of stand up experience just to reach her current level!

    Wow I really respect her dedication to this craft. She followed her dreams despite what anybody else told her. She got humungous balls of steelz. Yes, STEEL.

Add your response