Article: Top 10 Korean Comedians In The 21st Century


The Korean Entertainment industry has gained the recognition and attention of viewers all across the world through their music (KPOP), TV series (KDRAMA), and their Television programs. This has further increased the global popularity of the Korean culture and tradition. In this article we will be discussing about the Top 10 famous South Korean Comedians that are loved and adored by all the knetizens.

1. Yoo Jae Suk

Yoo Jae Suk is a South Korean Comedian who was born on 14th August 1972 in Suyu dong South Korea. He is given the national title as “The Nations MC” as he has hosted programs for the three big entertainment network such as KBS, SBS, and MBC. This has gained him recognition both within and outside South Korea. He has hosted several TV shows including Running Man, Infinite Challenge, Hangout with Yoo, etc. He is also a member of SSAK3 alongside with Lee Hyori and Rain in July 2020. Currently he is signed under Antenna after his departure with FNC Entertainment.


2. Kang Ho Dong

Kang Ho Dong is a South Korean Comedian and a TV show host. He was born on 11th June 1970 in Jinju-si South Korea. He is popular to the Knetizens as one of the top Korean traditional wrestlers. He debuted as an MC and comedian in the year 1993. Later in the year 2008 he was signed under SM Entertainment as a trot singer. Some of his notable TV shows that he hosted include SBS X-MAN, tvN Kang’s Kitchen, JTBC Knowing Bros, etc. Currently he is signed under SM Culture & Contents agency.


3. Lee Su Geun

Lee Su Geun is South Korean comedian. He was born on 10th February 1975 in Yangpyeong, South Korea. He has worked on various comedy shows in South Korean television. He began his career as a comedian on a Gag Concert that was hosted by the Korean Broadcasting System or KBS which is one among the big broadcasters in Korea. Some of his notable TV shows include JTBC Knowing Bros, New Journey to the West, Kang’s Kitchen, etc. He is currently signed under SM Culture & Contents agency.


4. Jee Seok-Jin

Jee Seok-Jin is a South Korean Comedian, Singer, MC, and Actor. He was born on 10th February 1966 in Jeongseon-eup, South Korea. In 1992 he debuted as a singer but later became popular as an MC and comedian. He is the main host of the Star Golden Bell that aired on 2004-2010. He is known for appearing in the popular show Running Man alongside with Yoo Jae Suk, and Kim Jong Kook. He is also a radio show host for MBC’s 2 o’clock Date. He was previously signed under FNC entertainment agency before he terminated the contract in 2016.


5. Jeong Jun Ha

 Jeong Jun Ha is a South Korean comedian and an actor. He was born on 18th march 1971 in Seoul South Korea. After his graduation from high school, he entered into the industry as a manager to the comedian Lee Hwi Jae. He later made his television debut in MBC’s “Theme Theater”. He is the member of the Notable TV shows Infinite Challenge and Hangout with Yoo. He has also made appearances in the popular drama series High Kick 1 and 2.


6. Jung Hyung-Don

Jung Hyung Don is a South Korean Comedian and a TV host. He was born on 7th February 1978 in Gimcheon-si South Korea. He made his TV debut on the Gag Concert show in 2002. He is famous for hosting shows like Infinite Challenge, Weekly Idol, Idol Room, etc. Although due to his health condition he had to take hiatus from his activities, and later in 2021 he founded the Matched Project Agency (MCP) alongside with Kim Young-Man, Kim Sung Joo, and Ahn Jung Hwan.


7. Yoo Se Yoon

Yoo Se Yoon is South Korean comedian and a comedy show host. He was born on 12th September 1980 in Dogo-myeon, South Korea. He was officially recruited as comedian by KBS in the year 2004. He has appeared in famous Korean television shows such as I can see your Voice, Saturday Night Live Korea, Non Summit, Witch Hunt, Radio Star, etc.


8. Kim Jun Hyun 

Kim Jun Hyun is a South Korean Stand up Television comedian. He was born on 16th November 1980 in Chuncheon, South Korea. He made his debut in the year 2007 as a cast member of Gag Concert. He is well known for his appearance in TV shows such as king of food, Saturday Night Live Korea, etc. He has also done cameo appearances in dramas such as Hotel Del Luna, The Beauty Inside, etc. He is signed under the agency JDB Entertainment. He is popular among the Knetizens for his bubbly and charming co-hosting skills.


9. Hong Jin Kyung

Hong Jin Kyung is a South Korean comedian, actress, model and entrepreneur. She was born on 23rd December 1977 in Dobong-gu, Seoul, South Korea. She first became famous through her Mother’s business. She has appeared as guest in variety shows such as Fashion King Korea, Non Summit, Running Man, etc. Her television series include the hits; My love from Another Star, and The Legend of the Blue Sea. She is also a philanthropist who has contributed for the well being of the Underprivileged Children.


10. Ahn Young Mi

Ahn Young Mi is a South Korean comedian. She was born on 5th November 1983 in Gangwon, South Korea. She made her debut in 2004 in KBS ‘Gag Concert’. She is well known for her cheery and witty personality. She is also the first female MC of a talk show, Radio Star. Her prominent TV shows include Radio Star, Gamsung Camping, Sister Shoots, etc. She is also an actress who has appeared in Korean dramas such as Reply 1997, Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter, Kill Me Heal Me. Her recent work was in the drama Yumi’s Cell.