Posted in NYC on April 6, 2014

by Klaus Kinski


The act of writing a missing person article feels like a supreme exercise in futility, especially in a city as big as New York. Conversely, being complacent when you know someone is missing and not taking advantage of the reach of the internet to seek help is inexcusably lazy. My comedy-centric Facebook profile has been alight with the sad news that former NYC comedy staple / current dental student at Columbia Jiwon Lee has been reported missing since Tuesday April 1st, 2014:

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.
Prior to basically hanging up her comedy spurs to focus on higher education and a solid career, Jiwon was a familiar face on the comedy scene for years. There was a time when I saw her name appear on so many upcoming comedy calendars it was ridiculous. A little more on her from a 2009 New Young Comedians profile:
She graced the stage of NYC's regional finals in Comedy Central's 2007 Open Mic Fights, could be seen in action on a date on AMC's Date Night, quipped with the Sklar Brothers on ESPN Classic's Cheap Seats, ranted on Air America, and regularly commented on ImaginAsian TV. Jiwon performs in NY's best comedy clubs, including Stand-up New York, Caroline's on Broadway, Comix, and the Laugh Lounge. She also enjoys doing comedy in the non-comedy club rooms of New York such as Moonwork, Invite Them Up, and her own monthly show, "Jiwon Lee's Trivial Comedy." Jiwon was a winner of NBC's 2005 Standup for Diversity, which was a nation-wide search for the top ten comedians.
Her disappearance has family, friends, and colleagues at an absolute loss. Right now it appears that the NYPD are doing everything they can, but family and friends are pooling their resources to get a private investigator on the case as well. You can donate to that cause here. There is also a Facebook page set up and the Columbia Spectator has news of the disappearance as well and is sure to keep readers updated as developments arise.



Comments (28)

Donate, donate, donate. Know someone who disappeared or died? YOU deserve a donation, sir!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2014 12:55 AM

Is this the #cancelcolbert broad

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2014 1:30 AM

Why so many posts about runaways? Thought this was about crapppy bands wit fake transplant Brooklyn cred

Posted by eazy L | April 7, 2014 2:17 AM

No, that's not the #CancelColbert 'broad'.

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2014 6:14 AM

She's gorgeous, she's stunning and she's amazing.

Posted by Roger Stanton St. Mary's College | April 7, 2014 7:01 AM

Hope she's ok.
Good try 7:23. Think of something original, you ape.

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2014 7:27 AM

07:01 is the killer......

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2014 8:41 AM

I know it's good to get this info out there as much as possible, but could you at least turn the comments off on stuff like this?

Though, I guess, if you're trying to trap a kidnapper into slipping up, he's probably also the kind of person who would troll BV comments to gloat about his crime. Which would make him only tied for worst person on these boards, probably.

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2014 8:56 AM

I really hope the people writing these comments are just some 10 year old kids living in the middle of a third world country.

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2014 9:56 AM

This is a serious matter ,
Contact me Licensed PI/NYC 516-643-3971

Posted by Francis P. Discolo | April 7, 2014 11:39 AM

Wait, did BV really edit out some of the comments on here? Have they always done that? I've seen much worse things stay on the site.

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2014 12:57 PM


Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2014 2:24 PM

As BV should.
These comments section has turned into a wasteland of stupid shit.
Please keep on editing.

Posted by Your mother | April 7, 2014 2:25 PM

Bless you for reaching out. I don't live in NYC, I have no idea who she is, but I have a friend who went missing six years ago and I always feel for those who are left behind when something like this happens. I hope you find out what happened, one way or another, so you can have some closure. I hope you find that out when she walks through a doorway after you have been waiting. But no matter the outcome, I hope you know. I still don't, and it is haunting. Much love to her, to her family, and to her community.

Posted by ALE | April 7, 2014 9:13 PM

Her phone was last tied to w175 where there was a kraftwerk show that night

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2014 9:34 PM


Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2014 3:19 AM

| Is this the #cancelcolbert broad

No, you sexist racist fuck.

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2014 10:46 AM

Um--what is wrong with you people? Sick assholes.

Posted by Jenny Rubin | April 8, 2014 4:42 PM

Some of the early horrible comments in here, seriously, you kids need to stop stealing your high school's wifi and hit the books

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2014 1:05 AM

rip ching chong ding dong

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2014 1:14 AM

BV, you don't even read the comments on your own site, do you?

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2014 11:45 AM


Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2014 2:36 PM

Elite.. Elite..Elite....Elitism.
Very dangerous.

Posted by HappyRedNeck | April 14, 2014 8:59 AM

It's hard for me to understand how a woman that hot would want to off herself. Sad

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2014 9:44 AM

Has her body been found?

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2014 11:40 AM

I feel deeply sad for her dissapearence, is just unbelievable that such brilliant, intelligent, charming, adorable,talented, beautifull and perfect woman was lost in her high standard world.

Posted by Camilo | May 5, 2014 10:04 AM

Fucking Awesome!

Posted by Tremblay | May 8, 2014 6:06 AM

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