In a Korean Gallup poll asking for who the comedian is who shone the brightest in 2013, comedian Yoo Jae Suk took the number one spot. From November 1 to November 18, 1,704 males and females over the age of 13 were asked to name two comedians who they thought had the most exceptional year, and 34.6% of the participants named Yoo Jae Suk.
The comedian is currently hosting shows such as MBC’s “Infinity Challenge,” SBS’s “Running Man,” and KBS’s “Happy Together Season 3.”
For the Korean Gallup’s “People of This Year: Comedian” category, from 2005 to 2009, Yoo Jae Suk has been number one for five years running. He was briefly pushed to second place in 2010 and 2011, but starting last year, he is back in first place for the second year in a row, maintaining his title of Korea’s MC.
In second place with 15.8% of the votes is comedian Shin Bora. She started in 2010 through KBS’s open recruitment, and is currently spreading smiles and laughter through “Gag Concert.” Shin Bora is also known for her talented singing voice, and appeared on “Music Bank” on December 6 with her song, “Kkong Kkong.”
Dropping one spot since last year is Kim Joon Hyun in third place with 14.7%. Fourth is Kang Ho Dong with 11.2%, who is currently shooting SBS’s “Star King” and KBS’s “Our Neighborhood Sports.”
In fifth through tenth places, respectively, are Kim Jun Ho, Kim Ji Min, Kim Byung Man–Lee Soo Geun (tied for seventh), and Park Myung Soo.