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Famous Comedians from South Korea

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List of notable or famous comedians from South Korea, with bios and photos, including the top comedians born in South Korea and even some popular comedians who immigrated to South Korea. If you're trying to find out the names of famous South Korean comedians then this list is the perfect resource for you. These comedians are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known comedian from South Korea is included when available.

Examples include Shim Hyung-rae and Haha. Featuring female comedians and more, this list has it all. 

This historic comedians from South Korea list can help answer the questions "Who are some South Korean comedians of note?" and "Who are the most famous comedians from South Korea?" These prominent comedians of South Korea may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected South Korean comedians.

Use this list of renowned South Korean comedians to discover some new comedians that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page.
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    Kang Ho-dong

    Kang Ho-dong (Korean: 강호동; Hanja: 姜鎬童; Korean pronunciation: [kɐŋ.hodoŋ]; born June 11, 1970) is a South Korean television host and comedian, who first became known to Koreans as one of the top Korean traditional wrestlers. He is known to be one of the two National MCs alongside with Yoo Jae-Suk. In 2008, Kang Ho Dong became the first comedian in history to win the Baeksang Arts Awards Daesang (Grand Prize) for Television category. It also made him the first in history to achieve entertainment awards Daesang grand slam, including KBS, MBC, SBS and Baeksang.Along with comedian Yoo Jae-suk, he has terminated his contract with De Chocolate E&TF (a.k.a. Stom E&F) for issues of non-payment. On 9...  more
    • Age: 51
    • Birthplace: Jinju, South Korea
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    Lee Soo-geun (Korean: 이수근; born February 10, 1975) is a South Korean comedian who has worked on a number of comedy shows on South Korean television. He began his career as a comedian on KBS Gag Concert and appeared in Finding Laughter. He currently lives in Mapo-gu, a district in Seoul. He is under the management of SM Culture & Contents agency....  more
    • Age: 46
    • Birthplace: Yangpyeong County, South Korea
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    Noh Hong-chul (Korean: 노홍철 盧弘喆; born 31 March 1979) is a South Korean entertainer and entrepreneur. He is the co-host of the variety show Talents for Sale. He previously appeared on the television programs Infinite Challenge and I Live Alone. He had a cameo in the popular music video "Gangnam Style" which featured his trademark pelvic thrusting jeojil dance (저질댄스)....  more
    • Age: 42
    • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
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    Park Myeong-su (a.k.a. Great Park, born August 27, 1970) is a South Korean DJ, comedian, MC, singer, and songwriter who debuted on television in 1993, appearing on MBC. He co-hosted the top-rated comic variety programme Infinite Challenge and also hosted the Date at 2 o'clock radio show. He has released several music singles, including "Prince of the Sea", which was covered by LPG in 2007....  more
    • Age: 51
    • Birthplace: Gunsan, South Korea