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Kim Mott is a writer, photographer, producer and comedian based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

She is widely published and also regularly performs live stand-up comedy in Saigon and throughout Asia.

Kim has contributed to media like Condé Nast Traveler, San Fransisco Chronicle, Travel Channel, Travel + Leisure, Marie Claire, and WorldHum. She’s also an on-camera travel and culture personality, appearing on many TV news shows (CNN, ABC, Katie, Anderson Cooper Live, etc) and in documentary films.

In 2009 Kim founded TBEX, which grew into the largest gathering of travel bloggers in the world and was acquired by New Media Expo.

Her essay, "Any Bears Around Today?" about the Canadian subarctic is included in Leave the Lipstick, Take the Iguana, a collection of humorous travel stories (Solas House, 2012). Some of her non-travel writing has been featured in publications including Babble and a profile from the field for Women's Policy Journal of Harvard (pdf).

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PHOTOgraphy & video

Kim’s photography has been published around the world and she’s been producing online video for over 10 years. She’s currently working on a feature documentary film as well as a travel series with her autistic son.

A monk reads in front of an enormous rock-hewn church in Lalibela, Ethiopia © Kim I. Mott, all rights reserved

A monk reads in front of an enormous rock-hewn church in Lalibela, Ethiopia
© Kim I. Mott, all rights reserved

Ruins of the sanctuary of Pallas Athena near Delphi, Greece. © Kim I. Mott, all rights reserved

Ruins of the sanctuary of Pallas Athena near Delphi, Greece.
© Kim I. Mott, all rights reserved

STAND-UP COMEDY & COMEDY WRITING

Kim performs live on stage several times per month around Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and throughout Asia and beyond.

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Performance Dates:

11 April 2019
Beer & Loathing
Pasteur Street Brewing Co.
Hem Tap Room
District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

14 April 2019
BannShe’s all-women stand-up show
Bann
Rooftop bar
District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

16 April 2019
Comedy Night Showcase
Sky 9 Saigon Rooftop Bar
District 2, Ho Chi Minh City