Comedian Julie Kim coming home to Vancouver with Ronny Chieng's The Hope You Get Rich Tour

Mar 14 2022, 11:48 pm

Hopefully, the only tears in Kim’s near future are the ones accompanying the laughter from the audience when she opens for Ronny Chieng during The Hope You Get Rich Tour stop at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Thursday, March 31.

 

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The comedy tour, which will be adapted into a Netflix special, was originally slated to begin in 2020. However, dates were rescheduled multiple times due to the pandemic, including shows in Vancouver and Toronto.

By the time The Hope You Get Rich Tour ends on April 3 in San Diego, Kim will have performed nearly 40 shows with Ronny across North America.

“Ronny is extremely kind, generous, hard-working, principled, and professional,” shared Kim. “His support of me has meant so much and has directly helped to bring my comedy game up to the next level. He has lifted me up.

“The Vancouver show is going to be amazing, as all of them have been. Ronny brings his audiences on an intelligent, energetic, and compelling journey and they’re in hysterics the whole time.”

Ronny Chieng and Julie Kim

Ronny Chieng and Julie Kim/Submitted

Kim has a busy spring lined up, including headlining shows at the Comedy Nest in Montreal and the Comedy Bar Danforth in Toronto, and her third national televised gala performance at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival.

She will also be on the writing team for The JUNO Awards, working directly with host Simu Liu (Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Kim’s Convenience). Liu recommended Kim directly for the job.

“I’m really energized by my work and get really excited when I have new things on the horizon,” Kim shared.

The Toronto-born-and-raised comedian told Daily Hive that connecting people through comedy gives her a big boost onstage.

Julie Kim Comedy

Julie Kim/Submitted

“I really enjoy sharing stories and ideas that come right from my core and make people laugh,” said Kim. “The ability to connect with people at that scale and level is such a thrill and a privilege.”

With Kim’s comedy videos amassing nearly 30 million views online, it’s clear that her fans feel the same way.

“I love seeing audiences of people who look and seem so different from each other laughing at the same things. It highlights how similar we all are, and I hope they realize it as well.”

Ronny Chieng: The Hope You Get Rich Tour

When: March 31, 2022
Time: 7 pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Cost: Starting at $37.50, purchase online

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