Canadian standup comedian Andrea Jin, whose album “Grandma’s Girl” won Comedy Album of the Year at the Juno Awards in 2022, will perform at Irvine Improv on May 10. We asked about her career and upcoming show.
When did you realize you could make people laugh?
As long as I can remember. As a kid, if I made adults laugh, it often got me out of trouble. I made people laugh at school, too. It just always came very naturally.
Why did you decide to become a comedian?
I just love it. Nobody is doing it for the money, because there’s no money. You do it because you really enjoy it, and care about it and love it.
Tell us about your album, “Grandma’s Girl.”
It’s the first three years of my standup comedy that I’ve accumulated. I’m very proud of it. I talk about my family, my own life, and my perspective. It’s an introduction to who I am.
What was it like appearing on “The Late Late Show with James Corden”?
It was surreal. It was a career milestone. I was scared and nervous, but I’m very grateful that it went super well.
Tell us about your upcoming show.
It’s an all-new show that dives into my perspective and who I am. I’m obviously getting better at standup. Basically, you’re in good hands, so come and have a good time.
For tickets, visit improv.com/irvine.