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Daily Dose — Top Comedian Julie Kim Headlines March Shows at Capitol Theatre

Ari Lord
By Ari Lord
February 29th, 2024

Julie Kim, one of Canada’s top stand-up comedians, is performing at the Capitol Theatre on March 8th, with opening act Kate Belton and local opening act Michelle Hart.

Kim recently toured across North America doing 40 theatre shows with Ronny Chieng (Crazy Rich Asians, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah).

Born in Toronto and currently residing in in Vancouver, Kim has performed for more than a decade at all the major Canadian comedy festivals including Just for Laughs Montreal and Vancouver, Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and Halifax Comedy Festival.

This is Kim’s first time performing in Nelson.

Kim’s Nelson show is part of a small grouping of BC theatre shows in March celebrating International Women’s Day.

“I’m hoping to give everybody a nice light evening of laughter. It’ll just be fun. Maybe with a moderate amount of swearing. I’m not very sexually explicit, but I can be pretty irreverent in my views. But I would also imagine an audience coming out to a women’s day-themed event would be into that.”

Kim is happy for the milder winter weather that is making her travel for this series of shows easier.

“I’m looking forward to the drive because I know the interior is quite beautiful.”

Kim tours internationally and will be making her debut at the 2023 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

She loves travelling for her work.

“I love travelling a lot, especially to interesting places. The more I’m out, the more my family appreciates me when I’m back. There are some times when my family will come with me, which is nice.”

Kim has also been regularly featured on CBC’s The Debaters and her online videos have amassed nearly 50 million views.

Kim is also a writer and producer. She received three nominations for writing and producing by the Canadian Academy in 2023. Kim has contributed to the writing rooms of Kim’s Convenience, Run the Burbs, and Still Standing. She has been part of the writing and creative consulting team at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival for the past three years. She was also a writer for Just for Laughs Montreal in 2022.

Kim was a producer and writer for Simu Liu (Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings) as he hosted the 2022 Juno Awards. Kim will return in this capacity as Simu hosts the 2023 Juno Awards.

Kim has been very busy with some major festivals and shows lately. She’s hoping to have shows in the UK, Australia and Asia in the next year and a half.

She said her husband travelled to the Heritage City for work, and really like the city’s appeal.

“He said the people were amazing. The only thing that is sad about the tour is we’ve got a show every night from the time I get into Cranbrook to the last show, in Oliver. We won’t have time to look around, see everything and take it all in. I’ll just have to come back another time,” says Kim.

In addition to Kim’s show, the Capitol Theatre season is abuzz this month with many other events.

On March 9th, the WONDERHEADS’: The Wilds takes to the stage with a charming and profoundly moving wordless award-winning show featuring masks along with captivating puppetry. This show has been described as living animation.

On March 13th, Momentum of Isolation shows, which is a lively, moving and highly topical piece featuring Shay Kuebler and seven dancers who tackle the growing phenomenon of loneliness and remind the audience how much people need each other.

Many external events are being hosted at the Capitol Theatre this month, from Little Shop of Horrors to Sarah Harmer to the Queen City Burlesque Expo.

Check out the month’s events and buy tickets here.

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