Aidan Park originally from South Korea, is a Los Angeles based internationally headlining stand-up comedian, bestselling author, certified Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, happiness coach and creator of wellness lifestyle brand, The Art of Being Yay (TABY).
Aidan became a student of wellness and joyful living after facing seemingly insurmountable challenges in his personal life including early widowhood, growing up in abject poverty with a single grandmother and becoming HIV Positive at age 19. The hardships in his life inspired Aidan to make joy and wellness his priority and he decided to study self-empowerment with a focus on emotional well being. His passion on the subject now spans over 15 plus years and he is a certified master practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming. In 2020, Aidan authored a best selling book about his path to wellness called The Art of Being Yay which features a foreword by his hero, Margaret Cho.
As an award-winning motivational speaker and coach, Aidan Park encourages audiences all over the world to laugh their way to their personal yay and wellness! His cutting edge emotionally centered approach to wellness and success has been shared with American Cancer Society, Special Olympics of Southern California, Aids Lifecycle, New Economics for Women, Camp Widow, Soaring Spirits International, as well as dozens of colleges and universities. Aidan presents the material with examples from his personal life with humor and honesty. His program is sure to bring laughs, motivation and inspire a greater sense of wellness for all audiences.
Aidan’s innovative and inspiring speeches lead to his being commissioned to create one of a kind wellness curriculums. In 2020, he partnered with New Economics for Women (NEW) to create MINDSET FOR MORE, a two day empowerment seminar for economic mobility. In 2021 Aidan was commissioned to create 8 Days of Yay, a happiness workshop for the athletes of Special Olympics of Southern California.
In addition to his success as a speaker and coach, Aidan has forged success in the world of entertainment. He has been seen on NBC, Amazon Prime, PBS, CBS, TV Guide Channel, Hulu, Comedy Central and numerous feature films, over 30 national commercials, 30 theatrical productions. As a comedian Aidan can be seen regularly in some of Hollywood’s hottest clubs such as The Laugh Factory, The Improv and The Comedy Store. Aidan is set to release his comedy special for the second season of Comedy Invasian in spring of 2022.
Aidan Park is the Founder of Solar Shark Productions, with which he produced and starred in his own scripted reality TV show, Aidan Park: On the F-List. The Hollywood Improv hosted its premiere. Aidan created a brand of comedy shows called Rainbow Pop for LGBT audiences. Rainbow Pop lived at the Laugh Factory Hollywood. He booked some of the world’s top comedic talent to appear on stage including stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Margaret Cho, Nicole Byers, Sherri Shepherd, Whitney Cummings and many more! Rainbow Pop ran for four years to great success and accolades. The show boasted successful collaborations with LGBT-focused advocacy groups including: Aids Healthcare Foundation, EQCA, and No H8 Campaign. Rainbow Pop was also a commercial success. Aidan negotiated sponsorship deals with more than 20 local businesses and corporations including Orange Theory Fitness, The Body Factory, The Hustler Store and The Chateau Marmont.
'As a teacher for the last twenty years, I have seen a slow progression toward finally seeing mental and emotional health for what it truly is: the one prerequisite for building a successful, healthy life. For too long in schools we have been doing things in reverse. We ask them to keep meeting goals they haven't set for themselves. I have brought in Aidan to work with my students and change that. By using his own hard-won insights, his unique humor, and a system backed up by research, he's able to guide people right to the heart of the issue in a short period of time. Starting with values as the bedrock, he's able to challenge and inspire the kids to take control and build a realistic plan for the life they want. Not just a dream, but a plan based on what they want. I am very excited he is rolling out his methods in a book and website, because this sort of program must eventually take its rightful place beside reading, writing and arithmetic.'
Jordan Winer, English and Drama Teacher Berkeley High School since '98 to present
'As a course observer, I was stunned by the connection he instantly made with the participants, and how easily he was able to transform the life lessons he brings to his comedy into learning opportunities which brought about real growth and revelation for the individuals in his class. His fun and easy manner, and his obvious comfort with the platform of online presenting, made the course relevant, riveting, and timely, as he navigated the difficult waters many of us are facing right now, while bringing in fun and factual materials that helped engage the participants.'
Justine Jimenez, Cradle to Career initiative
'Aidan Park is an inspiring speaker who shares his message with authenticity, honesty and humor. His workshop titled "The Art of Being Yay" was well received at Camp Widow Los Angeles, leaving the widowed people who attended uplifted, inspired and laughing as they walked out the door. Aidan has a gift for making real life seem not only bearable, but hilarious.'
Michele Neff Hernandez, Founder and Executive Director, Soaring Spirits International
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