Angry Reader of the Week: Peter Kim

"Honestly tried my best to be wealthy and heterosexual for the family, but neither's working out too well."

Hello, internet. It is time, once again, to meet the Angry Reader of the Week, spotlighting you, the very special readers of this website. Over the years, I've been able to connect with a lot of cool folks, and this is a way of showing some appreciation and attention to the people who help make this blog what it is. This week's Angry Reader is Peter Kim.

Who are you?

I'm Peter Kim. 김선민, for those that are down. First born son of Korean immigrants. Honestly tried my best to be wealthy and heterosexual for the family, but neither's working out too well.

What are you?

For 7 years, I was a Data Strategist for Yahoo! and honey... I. Was. Rich. Like, I-was-barely-paying-taxes-rich. But, in 2012 I left tech to pursue comedy, writing and acting, and guess what? I made a huge mistake. I miss money.

Where are you?

Los Angeles. As a native New Yorker, I was wired to hate LA. And it didn't help that the first week I moved here, the wildfires jumped the 405 and ash fell from the sky like snow. But 2.5 years in, I am all for it. Especially the days when it's not so apocalyptic.

Where are you from?

Born and raised in Flushing Queens. Since I turned 18, I moved around a lot. I lived in Ann Arbor for school (go blue), San Francisco for tech, and the gays), Chicago for comedy; and now I live in LA for the industry* baby!

*Unemployment Insurance

What do you do?

Besides acting/writing I also host a weekly podcast called Ajumma Show with my queer Korean bestie Eunji Kim. We talk culture, news, comedy but mostly banter and rage about our personal lives. My dream is to make a living talking shit and being mean to beautiful people.

What are you all about?

Phew. This one's hard cuz I'm a mess.

I'm a cynic, wrapped in a romantic, wrapped in a chubby Buddha. I love weed and my body is built for relaxation, but I am ALWAYS THIS CLOSE to popping off and ultimately driven by a deep vengeance. The HAN is strong in this one. I'm an introverted extrovert. I love making people laugh but I don't want to meet you after my show. I think art should be appreciated and patronized, but celebrity worship is toxic and dehumanizing. Also, I love to cook and am a total mama's boy.

What makes you angry?

Cowardice. Whether it manifests through toxic masculinity, capitalism or hiding in the White House bunker. Fear is absolutely universal, but the way we react to it defines our character. It's almost like the more fear we retain, the less human we become. I get it, life is scary. I've been through some scary shit. But I wish we could all just take a second and collectively breathe, and deal with our traumas. Fucking do some mushrooms, idiots!

Also hate a pizza that's cut up into a thousand little rectangles (party pies). The mid-west loves doing this and this is why I can't live there anymore. That, and racism with a smile.

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