Cry, Cringe and Crack Up with Julie Kim

Julie Kim, a standout comedian and storyteller, takes center stage to offer a glimpse into her upbringing as a child of immigrant parents in her solo performance, “No One Special” at Waterfront Theatre, April 26th.

Growing up in a small apartment above their convenience store, Julie’s family lived in a low-to-lower-class neighborhood in Toronto. Through her hour-long show, she weaves together the story of her upbringing, delving into themes of race, love, bullying, and much more. “No One Special” is not just a performance; it’s the tale of family history and childhood memories that will bring out an array of emotions – from cringing to crying to cracking up.

Having captivated audiences at both the Toronto Fringe Festival and Victoria Fringe Festival in 2023, Julie now brings her captivating narrative to Vancouver, inviting viewers to join the journey through her past.

Julie’s mission is to spread happiness, lighten hearts, and unite through laughter. And no amount of mom-shaming will stop her in this quest.

Reviews of “No One Special” poured in, each echoing the sentiment of its brilliance.

RepresentAsian review:

Julie’s show is a refreshingly honest look at the impact of intergenerational trauma through the lens of a second generation Korean Canadian. Her masterful storytelling skills are engaging and bring up a plethora of emotions  – from anger, to sadness and joy and heartache.


Toronto Star Review:

The Fringe has always been a terrific place for artists to try out new things. That’s clearly the case with Julie Kim, who’s best known as a standup comic – her credits include a 2022 Just for Laughs gala and touring 40 cities with Ronny Chieng – and writer. “No One Special” chronicles her early life as the daughter of Korean immigrants living in a small apartment over a Toronto convenience store. If that sounds familiar, yes, Kim contributed to the writers’ room of the hit series “Kim’s convenience” and she wrote jokes for its star, Marvel superhero Simu Liu, when he hosted the Junos. But while this show will have laughs, except a lot more as Kim explores themes like money, love, gender and bullying.


Don’t miss the chance to secure your seats.


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