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new journal article publication on Johnny Yune

I wrote this back in 2017, submitted it to the Society of Cinema and Media Studies TV SIG’s essay contest, won, and now it’s published in the New Review of Film and Television Studies.

Check out “Recovering the TV career of Korean American comedian Johnny Yune” here.

I also made a video about his life and career a few months ago and it has pretty much the same content.


March 2020 Shows (LA)

3/2 Lovers & Losers / Birds & Bees DTLA

3/4 Good Citizen / Blue Goose Lounge

3/5 Hot Medusa / Fourth Wall Comedy Cafe

3/6 Boyle Heights History Studios

3/14 Kids in the Yard / 11140 Vanowen Street, North Hollywood

3/15 The Slip Comedy / Slip Bar

3/16 Manda Mondays / 628 N Alvarado Street, Echo Park

3/19 Flappers Comedy Club



February 2020 Shows & Tour Dates 🥳

2/2/20 A Simple Show / A Simple Bar / 8pm

2/3/20 Lovers & Losers Show / Birds & Bees 8pm

2/4/20 Flappers Comedy Club 7:30pm

2/6/20 Stacks Comedy / Sideshow Books 8pm

2/7/20 Skiptown Playhouse 8pm

2/10/20 Sal’s Comedy Hole 8pm

2/14/20 – 2/15/20 Fayetteville, Arkansas (details TBA)

2/17/20 Birds & Bees 9pm

2/21/20: Pajama Jam at Mutiny Radio 8pm (San Francisco)

2/21/20: Copyright 9:45pm (San Francisco)

2/22/20 Funny Immigrants Comedy Show at Manny’s. 8pm (San Francisco)


Neck of the Woods 8:30pm (San Francisco)

2/24/20 Rasselbock 8pm

2/27/20 Motorboatin’ Comedy / Art Bar LA 8pm

2/28/20 Metro Token Comedy / The Clubhouse 7pm


January 2020 Shows 🐣

1/2 Hollywood Improv. Late Night Show



1/4 Tomorrow Show! 5 Mins or Die with Ron Lynch


1/12 Night Coffee Show

Big Foot Lodge 10pm


1/13 Ladies Monthly

The Parlour 8pm


1/18 Tomorrow Show with Ron Lynch

Lyric Hyperion 11pm


1/21 Kari & Grant Take on LA

Red Lion 8pm


1/22 Local Boys Comedy

Eagle Rock (dm for address) 8pm


1/23 Metro Token Comedy

Fourth Wall Cafe 8:30pm


1/25 Laugh with Your Mouth Full

Santa Maria BBQ 8pm


1/26 Friendship Buddies Show

Verdugo Bar 8pm