We've Cornered the Market on Mermaids (Ep 362 - Joel Kim Booster/Clue)
We’re careening towards Thanksgiving, and you know what that means — an onslaught of holiday specials on the horizon. One that I’m particularly looking forward to is Santa Inc, a stop-motion special featuring the voice of comedian Joel Kim Booster. I spoke with Joel back in 2017, and this week we’re diving into the Sewers of Paris archive to revisit that conversation in preparation for the holidays.
Joel grew up in a household where his parents tried to control every aspect of his life — until he came out, at which point he found himself homeless, and then taken in by a family he barely even knew.
We’ll have that conversation in a minute. First a reminder to check out my YouTube channel where I post videos about queer pop culture. I’ve got one coming up about Jim Nabors, the Andy Griffith Show, and a scandalous fake marriage that nearly ended two closeted actors’ careers.
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