Bobby Lee

Asian stand-up comedians are few and far between, so whenever one takes the mic, I’m right there cheering them on!

Born in San Diego, California to immigrant parents from South Korea, Bobby Lee broke into the American comedy scene in 2001 when he joined the cast of MADtv, a sketch comedy series based on the magazine of the same name. However, Lee started in the comedy business long before MADtv.

In 1995, Lee was spotted on stage by actor comedian, Pauly Shore (Encino Man, 1992) and was asked to open for one of Shore’s shows in Las Vegas. Soon after, Lee became a regular at Shore’s mother’s comedy club in Hollywood, California called The Comedy Store. Since then, Bobby Lee has appeared in countless television commercials and on stage to perform stand-up for shows like the Late Show and The Tonight Show.

With the help of Youtube, Bobby Lee hit overnight fame when his parody sketch of Memoirs Of A Geisha began circulating amongst college campuses throughout the US. Other works of his include 24 with Bobby Lee and Korean parody drama series Attitudes and Feelings Both Desirable and Sometimes Secretive (must watch for all you drama fans out there!).

Bobby Lee has starred in movies Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle (2004) and Kickin’ It Old Skool (2007). Mindless entertainment, as some might say, but I say sometimes it’s just great to sit back and laugh it off.

Name: Bobby Lee
Date of birth: 17 September 1976
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