Esther Ku

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Esther Ku
Esther Ku in 2010
Born (1980-02-17) February 17, 1980 (age 39)[1]
MediumStand-up, television
Years active2002–present

Esther Mary Ku (February 17, 1980)[2] is an American comedian, television personality, and actress. Ku was a cast member on the MTV shows Girl Code and Wild 'N Out.[3]

Early life[edit]

The daughter of Korean Christian missionaries, Ku was born in Chicago in the 1980s. She worked as a traveling sales representative for Sharpie and claims that she was fired for laughing too much.[4] She claimed that she was using this trainee position as a way for her to explore doing comedy while on the road.[5]


Ku was a cast member on the MTV show Girl Code.[3] Ku also became a cast member on the sixth season of Wild 'N Out on MTV2. In 2008, Ku competed on the sixth season of Last Comic Standing, where she finished in eleventh place out of twelve contestants.[6] She was selected for NBC's Stand-up for Diversity Showcase in 2006.[7] In 2011, Ku MCed an Asian Heritage show in New York which also featured Jenny Choi and Peelander-Z.[8] In 2015, Ku played the role of Tracy on The Jack and Triumph Show, which was cancelled after seven episodes. Ku was featured as a guest on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast on July 29, 2015.[9][10] Ku is a cast member on an all female sketch show on called Sorry Not Sorry.[11] Ku plays the role of Miss Annie Chung in the TV series TaskForce: Back in Black.


Year Title Role Notes
2010 The Umbrella Ex-Girlfriend Short film
2011 People We Know Tammie Ko Short film
2011 The Cookout 2 Ming Ling Television film
2011 Climb It, Tarzan! Pool Party Guest
2014 Girl Code Actress Episode: "Picking-Up Guys, Getting Older, Sleeping"
2015 The Jack and Triumph Show Tracy 3 episodes
2015 The Jim Gaffigan Show Herself Episode: "Maria"
2017 Sorry Not Sorry Various 27 episodes
2018 Barbee Rehab Korean Barbee #2 Episode: "The New Doctor is in..."
2018 Boy Band Tina


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  3. ^ a b "Girl Code | Meet the Cast". MTV. Retrieved 2013-07-22.
  4. ^ Saucy Esther Ku dishes on sex and the Beach Boys. (2009-01-30). Retrieved on 2011-06-15.
  5. ^ Esther Ku - Getting fired for "laughing too loud". Jobless Zombie Show - Youtube (2015-05-02). Retrieved on 2015-08-14.
  6. ^ Exclusive Interview: Esther Ku of 'Last Comic Standing'. (2008-07-13). Retrieved on 2011-06-15.
  7. ^ Interview with Esther Ku from Last Comic Standing : Reality TV, Game Show, Talk Show, News – All Things Unscripted Social Network Casting Community. (2008-07-20). Retrieved on 2011-06-15.
  8. ^ East meets West at LaGuardia. Retrieved on 2011-06-15.
  9. ^ Dumlao, Eric. (2015-07-30) {}/ Retrieved on 2015-07-30.
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  11. ^ Petski, Denise (7 July 2017). "Female Sketch Comedy Series 'Sorry Not Sorry' From Astronauts Wanted, DIGA & Complex Networks Set At Go90".

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