Kollaboration started as an annual talent show founded in 2000 in LA. For the past decade, the event has grown and is now held in 10 cities across North America. The Korean American and Korean Canadian organization was founded by Executive Director Paul Kim.
“It brings the community together. After 10 years, it is not only a festival for Koreans, but for all Asian Americans. It brings the local community together as one.”
Paul Kim looks back at the organization which started as an entertainment contest for 1.5 and 2nd generation Korean Americans and how difficult it was to find sponsors. He talks about how he newly discovered the power of the Asian community through the entertainment festival, Kollaboration.
Paul Kim is a beloved and popular comedian who is confident that becoming a comedian was his destiny. He was the host of Asian Nights at The World Famous Laugh Factory in Hollywood for three years, hosted a weekly show on Am1230 Radio Korea, was a winner on Ed McMahon's ‘Next Big Star,' and has performed stand up comedy in over 20 states across the United States. His passion is empowering the community through entertainment and laughing really loud with friends.
Through sponsorship, Paul Kim and Kollaboration endeavors to bring about a paradigm shift of perceptions and to pave the way for future Asian Americans so that they may accomplish their goals and dreams.