844: Why Not Me With Julie Kim

Julie Kim is stand-up comedian and writer who headlines comedy clubs across Canada andWhy Not Me With Julie Kim the United States. She has been featured on national television and radio multiple times (the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Just for Laughs Northwest, the Halifax Comedy Festival, and much more). Julie’s been a writer and on-camera talent for CBC’s The Debaters, Laugh out Loud, CBC’s Kim’s Convenience (a tiny bit as an occasional guest in the writer’s room), and more. Her comedy credits are among the best in the country.  Julie is currently touring across the United States with Ronny Chieng (The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Crazy Rich Asians). In 2018 she released her debut comedy album with 800 Pound Gorilla Records, and was discovered by fans worldwide as her comedy videos amassed over 20 million views online. Julie’s mission is to spread happiness, lighten hearts, and unite through laughter.

Julie talks about the mentality of saying “Why Not Me?’ which has led to forge her own path to be a successful comedian and be the confident woman that she is today.


Julie Kim is stand-up comedian and writer.

Cultural Background

Julie is of Korean descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

Why not me?

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Definition of Self Confidence

Self confidence is being yourself and liking that person.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Julie felt like she was in an awkward jail, and the approval was on the cell.  The lack of self confidence led her to make bad decisions.

The “AHA” Moment

Julie accumulated many experiences to build her confidence.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Julie loves her life and uses her creative energy.  She doesn’t get haters get to her.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

If you were outside your own self/body, what advice or pep talk would you give to yourself.

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