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Sunday, March 22, 2009

MOVERS AND SHAKERS: Pim Shih, Comedian

Pim Shih is a rising comedian who brings relationship management experience to the stage. After training in comedy at the New School, Pim performed in prestigious venues throughout New York City such as the Gotham Comedy Club, Comic Strip Live, New York Comedy Club, Stand Up New York, Magnet Theater, Comedy Village, and the PIT. Pim has developed his relationship management skills through sales experiences working with major Fortune 500 companies worldwide.

In 2008 Pim Shih Co-Founded theSet NYC. theSet NYC is more than just an engaging variety show with rising entertainers. theSet NYC started from an idea. Personally witnessing that rising talent in New York City lacked a supportive network and structure, theSet NYC was founded in February 2008 to build a positive community. theSet has achieved this goal by providing these creative personalities a platform for promotion, a relaxed and unique atmosphere to showcase talent, and entertaining productions to build connections within the industry.

Since its founding, theSet has quickly gained popularity through its emphasis on professionalism. Each production has been well received by both the talent community and audience members, which usually number from 70 to 100, are young professionals, and range from ages 21 to 35. As theSet continues to grow, they welcome new collaborations to continue to build this positive community. Peachy Deegan recently chatted with Pim Shih for Whom You Know.

Peachy Deegan: How did you get started in comedy?
Pim Shih: I took a class at The New School, under Scott Blakeman

Who do you think is funny?
I think Jerry Seinfeld is funny

What is the best joke you've ever told?
There is this joke I told about Soul Food. I would be in Harlem getting some food, and everybody would be looking at me like "What is this guy doing here?!"

Where do you get your material?
I get it from real life experiences

What is your favorite place to be in NYC?
My favorite place to be in NYC is my apartment, because I live by myself and I get to watch TV.

What is your favorite shop?
Favorite shop is Armani Exchange

What is your favorite drink?
I like to drink bubble tea. Bubble tea is this chocolate milk/tea kind of drink that has tapioca balls inside the drink.

What is your favorite restaurant?
Favorite restaurant is Tao. The place is really nice, decorative, huge, neat decorations, etc etc.

What is your favorite NYC book?
I have "Giving" by Bill Clinton sitting on top my of TV

What is your favorite thing to do in NYC that you can do nowhere else?
Something I can do in NYC, and not do anywhere else, would be doing theSet NYC!

What do you think is most underrated and overrated here?
Underrated: The quality of food. Overrated: A guy's chance to get a date in NYC

What else should Whom You Know readers know about you?
I am nice, kind, friendly, easy going, humorous, a good person, fun to get along with, can make you smile, great to laugh with, take you to cool places

How would you like to be contacted by Whom You Know readers?
Please feel free to contact me by email,

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