Aidan Park is a stand-up comedian headliner, speaker, working actor, certified life coach, certified master practitioner of NeuroLinguistic Programming and published author.
Aidan is an only child who was teased in South Korea for being raised by a single mother. At age nine, he and his mother fled to the United States where he grew up in abject poverty. He was an undocumented immigrant until age 20. As an aimless teen in San Francisco Aidan became a craigslist sex service worker, an experience that led him to contract HIV at age 19. Two years ago at age 33 he became a widower when the love of his life Michael James died from complications due to cancer.
Despite the insurmountable challenges in his personal life, Aidan made joy his priority. After Michael passed away, Aidan dove deeper into his studies of self-empowerment. His passion and research on the subject now spans 15 plus years. Through practical application of the fundamental principles he learned and his success as a stand-up comedian and actor, Aidan created his wellness brand, The Art of Being Yay! the basis for the book.
Aidan has performed with over 30 theatre productions, including American Conservatory Theatre, American Musical Theatre, San Francisco Shakespeare and Berkeley Rep Theatre. He also found success in the world of commercials, television and film. He has over 30 national commercials under his belt and performs stand-up comedy at the most respected comedy clubs in the country. He is the creator of the brand LGBTQ comedy show, Rainbow Pop a popular show that ran at Laugh Factory Hollywood for over four successful years.
The Art of Being Yay! is available in paperback, on Kindle and as a live or virtual performance.
“An essential and highly effective manual for mental health and happiness from a fantastic and fun friend! I love this book and I recommend it to anyone who needs a hug, an emotional boost or a roaring good time.”
~ Margaret Cho, Comedian