Our friend Jiwon Lee is missing. She is 5’2 and 120 pounds and, though this is not in the police notice, you should know also that she is smart and beautiful and great. We are all hoping for her safe return.
As a stand-up comic and producer, she was an integral part of the comedy community in the alt scene NYC during the mid to late ’00s and then she decided to pursue a career as a dentist — where she obviously rules and is the outgoing president of the American Dental Student Assocation. She works so hard at everything she does, whether it’s performing comedy or studying at Columbia.
Here is info from the police:
She was last seen at 8:30pm on Tuesday April 1st at her apartment on W 98th street. Please call Crime Stoppers with any information 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). You can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.
where can I see that sketch where you're Superman and you just pull out a gun and shoot a guy? need to see that again. thanks.
This is a nice note to receive, and it has created a fun paradox because by answering it publicly I’ve completely ruined the punchline of an already short sketch for anybody who hasn’t seen it, yet I am incapable of sending it to you directly as you have asked anonymously! Oh Tumblr.
No sarcasm, either- it is a nice note to receive and a fun paradox. I wrote a fan letter to Bill Watterson when I was in second grade and his response began “Dear Daniel, I dislike form letters, but the amount of mail I receive insists I reply to them anyhow.” What a prick, right? I was eight! The penmanship should have been a giveaway in any case. Here!
Last week a campaign was started to raise money to support fellow comedian Liza Dye. Sadly, Liza was struck by a subway train and is recovering in the hospital right now. I don’t know Liza personally, but as a member of our community I wish her a speedy recovery! My heart goes out to her and her family. It’s going to be a long road, and I can only imagine how difficult the days, weeks, and months ahead are going to be for her.
And to add to all of that, Liza didn’t have health insurance.
Luckily Liza is a member of a supportive, loving community who have all pitched in to donate money to help with her medical expenses. Because of social media and kind friends so far almost $30,000 has been raised, and it’s only been a few days! I pitched in and so can you.
I also want to encourage everyone whether you donate or not to take a look at your own situation. Do you have Health Insurance? Because If not, do yourself a favor and SIGN UP IMMEDIATELY.
Since January 1st every single American became eligible for affordable health insurance. With the Affordable Care Act for the first time, all of us are able to get insurance regardless of pre-existing conditions, gender, employment, or age. And guess what? It’s affordable. If you are a poor, struggling comedian who makes a living off of teaching and coaching you are more likely to find a cheap plan now than someone with a steady job. If you are under the age of 26, call your parents and ask them to add you to their plans. There is no reason to be uninsured. Health insurance is no longer something reserved for the rich, it’s for all of us! We are looking into a future where you won’t go bankrupt just because of a terrible accident or illness. All you have to do is go online and sign up.
It’s not a matter of if you’ll need insurance, but when you’ll need insurance.