Born in South Korea, Joel was adopted at a young age and moved to the southwest suburbs of Chicago. Both homeschooled and evangelical, Joel has read the bible literally dozens of times, and has no idea where the state of Oregon is on a map.

He recently had his network television debut on THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN. You can check that set out here. He has also appeared on TBS's CONAN— Twice! You can see both performances here and here. Be sure to check out the comments, they're half the fun! Other television appearances as a comedian include Netflix’s THE FIX, Comedy Central's @MIDNIGHT and THE MELTDOWN WITH JONAH AND KUMAIL, TruTV's COMEDY KNOCKOUT, among others.

His COMEDY CENTRAL PRESENTS stand-up special premiered in the fall of 2017 and is available to stream here, and he recently released his debut stand up comedy album with Comedy Central records titled "MODEL MINORITY." It's available everywhere you buy/stream music.

Joel recently appeared opposite Susan Sarandon in the Youtube original film VIPER CLUB, and a small role in Netflix’s THE WEEK OF. This spring he’ll be guest starring in both Hulu’s SHRILL starring Aidy Bryant and the third season of TBS’ SEARCH PARTY.

For television, his writing credits include BILLY ON THE STREET and the Comedy Central pilot, PROBLEMATIC W/ MOSHE KASHER, Netflix's BIG MOUTH and Comedy Central's THE OTHER TWO, created and executive produced by Chris Kelley and Sarah Schneider. 

Variety has dubbed him a Comic to Watch for 2018. Previously Vulture named Joel one their Comedians You Should (and Will) Know for 2017, noting that "Booster is a strong, incisive joke writer, but he’s at his best interacting with a crowd, striking a nice balance between inviting and button-pushing." Esquire Magazine named him one of their 10 Best Stand-Up Comedians To Watch in 2017, praising his "notably political" tweets, whatever that means. He also recently had the honor of being named one of Forbes 30 Under 30 in the Hollywood and Entertainment devision. He is very young!