by REERA YOO | @reeraboo
Korean American comedians Danny Cho, Walter Hong and Paul “PK” Kim have launched a crowdfunding campaign to film “Kings of Ktown,” a stand-up comedy special, at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood on July 2.
According to its Fanbacked page, the “Kings of Ktown” is a one-hour comedy special, in which the three comedians will share their views on culture, race, family and the L.A. K-town lifestyle. The live show will be hosted by local rapper Parker, formerly known as Dumbfoundead, and filmed by Ktown Cowboys director Daniel “DPD” Park.
Once the comedy special is filmed and edited, the comic trio plans to distribute it through digital platforms, such as Netflix, Vimeo, Hulu and iTunes.
Best known for co-starring and writing the South by Southwest (SXSW) film Ktown Cowboys, Cho has been a full-time professional comedian and actor since quitting his day job as a business consultant in 2007. His past credits include Mad TV, Parks and Recreation and a slew of commercials.
PK is the founder of Kollaboration, a nonprofit talent show that showcases Asian American artists, and co-founder of LiNK (Liberty in North Korea). A regular at All Star Fridays at Hollywood’s Laugh Factory, PK has performed stand-up for about ten years.
Meanwhile, Hong’s voice can be heard on the comedy radio show The Sneakers & Stilettos Show on YTN FM 100.3 HD2. Hong has performed with acclaimed comedians Wayne Brady, Cedric the Entertainer, Mark Curry and Damon Wayans.
Backers of the “Kings of Ktown” crowdfunding campaign will have the chance to enjoy a wide variety of rewards, including being added to the show’s guest list, a minimum of two drinks and a free T-shirt or hoody. Generous donors who contribute at least $1,000 to the project will be given a producer credit.