208 Comedy Fest and Comedyfort South Presents: Marcella Arguello & Joel Kim Booster
More about Marcella Arguello:
Too lazy to shoot hoops and too tall to model, Marcella Arguello stands over 6 feet. Although she may be taller than most men, the only thing more intimidating than her height is her comedy. Marcella mixes a combination of genuine reason with a sexy suggestion of street. Deemed as “sexually and ethnically ambiguous” she appeals to everyone and is not afraid to tell you how she really feels about subjects concerning race, gender, politics, relationships, family, work, music, pop culture and whatever else is on her mind that day.
Time Out Magazine deemed Marcella an “LA Comedian to Watch in 2017” and is a fan favorite and six-time winner on Comedy Central’s @midnight. She is currently writing for the renewed Netflix series “Bill Nye Saves The World” and was a writer on the James Corden spin-off show Drop The Mic coming to TBS Fall 2017. She won her appearance on TruTv’s Comedy Knock Out and can be seen on The UCB Show on Seeso. Marcella was featured on Viceland’s Flophouse, and in 2015 on NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly; her stand up has been highlighted on rapper Tyler, The Creator’s mobile app and on Fox’s The Real. Her Twitter account (@marcellacomedy) has been featured on CNN, Fox, TIME.com, HuffingtonPost.com and various entertainment websites. She is a regular opener for Last Comic Standing Winner Felipe Esparza as well as NBC Superstore’s Nico Santos. She has opened for David Alan Grier, Norm MacDonald, J.B. Smoove, Hannibal Buress, Ron Funches, Godfrey, Bryan Callen, Aries Spears, Hasan Minhaj, Al Madrigal, Joey Coco Diaz, Melanie Comarcho, Melissa Villaseñor and has shared a stage with Bill Burr, Paul Mooney and Robin Williams.
She has worked at The Improv Comedy Clubs all over the country and is a regular at The Punch Line Comedy Clubs in Northern California. She has performed at Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Chris Hardwick’s ID10T Festival, Riot LA Comedy Festival, overseas for American troops and comedian Sean Keane referred to her as the “finest export from Modesto since George Lucas.”
More about Joel Kim Booster:
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 made his late night stand-up debut on TBS’s Conan. You can see it here. Be sure to check out the comments, they’re half the fun! Other television appearances include Comedy Central’s @MIDNIGHT and THE MELTDOWN WITH JONAH AND KUMAIL, Bravo’s THEN AND NOW, Logo’s COMEDY CABARET, and TruTV’s COMEDY KNOCKOUT.
For television, his writing credits include BILLY ON THE STREET and the Comedy Central pilot, PROBLEMATIC W/ MOSHE KASHER.
Joel is currently developing a half hour comedy with JAX Media and Comedy Central called BIRTHRIGHT, loosely based on his own life experiences. He is attached to write, star and co-executive produce the project. You can read more here.
As a comedian he has performed at numerous comedy clubs, bar basements and festivals all across the country and abroad. He has been featured at SXSW, The Bridgetown Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, RIOT LA, The Brooklyn Comedy Festival, The New York Comedy Festival, and the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal where he performed as one of the New Faces of Comedy in 2016.