Speed Date with comedian Joel Kim Booster

The actor, writer, producer chats about his hit film “Fire Island” and comedy special “Psychosexual”

Actor Joel Kim Booster chats with Xtra about his forthcoming projects including the queer rom-com Fire Island and his stand-up special Psychosexual. He wrote and starred in Fire Island alongside Margaret Cho and close friend Bowen Yang. Booster also reveals who he’d love to party with on Fire Island in real life, and he tips his hat to a litany of queer and trans comedians who are making him laugh these days, including Sydnee Washington, Robin Tran and Nico Carney.

Fire Island‘ premieres on June 3 on Disney+ in Canada and Hulu in the U.S.

Booster’s Netflix comedy special will be released on June 21.

Lito Howse (they/them) is a queer and trans/non-binary identified videographer, editor and producer based in Toronto. They previously worked for the CBC where they wrote TV stories, edited and control room produced for News Network. They also produced videos for CBC Radio and wrote web articles for shows like The Current and As It Happens, among other roles. They speak English.

Senior editor Mel Woods is an English-speaking Vancouver-based writer and audio producer and a former associate editor with HuffPost Canada. A proud prairie queer and ranch dressing expert, their work has also appeared in Vice, Slate, the Tyee, the CBC, the Globe and Mail and the Walrus.

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