Danny Cho is a Korean American stand-up comedian, writer, and content creator. He was born and raised in Boyle Heights in East LA as one of the only Asian Americans in his community. Danny discovered his love for stand-up comedy the summer before his first year at UCLA when he performed at an open-mic; not only did it feel good to prove that an Asian could be funny, he loved the energy of the audience and continued to crave the rush. Comedy soon became a hobby after college but with the encouragement of fellow Korean American comedians it pushed him to quit his job as a consultant and pursue stand-up full time.
When Danny Cho first visited Korea ten years ago, he became involved with the small English-speaking stand-up scene and travelled throughout Asia. After seven years of travelling and doing shows, he moved back to Korea and discovered a new underground Korean comedy scene. Though the young comedians were unskilled and many things were lost in translation, Danny stepped in to help. Danny believes that culture is not static and constantly evolving. Despite criticisms and pushback that Korean culture was simply incompatible with stand-up comedy, it helped drive his desire to establish a stronger stand-up comedy scene throughout Korea.