Yoo Jae Suk Voted By Koreans As Comedian Of The Year For 9th Consecutive Year
Yoo Jae Suk was once again chosen as the Korean comedian who lit up the year!
Gallup Korea ran a poll from November 5 to 29, asking 1,700 people ages 13 and above all over the country (except Jeju) to name the variety television personality or comedian who was the most active this year. Each respondent could name up to two people.
The results were shared on December 10, and Yoo Jae Suk takes the top spot once again. He does so with a score of 52.3 percent, and this is his ninth year in a row at the top.
Yoo Jae Suk is famous as the “nation’s MC,” after leading shows such as SBS’s “Running Man” and KBS2’s “Happy Together 4.” After the end of MBC’s “Infinite Challenge” in 2018, he became known for his style of “kind variety” when he launched the tvN show “You Quiz on the Block.” His MBC program “How Do You Play?” has ended up making a big impact on the entertainment industry by creating the hit project groups SSAK3 and Refund Sisters, and it also produced his trot persona Yoo San Seul.
From 2007 to 2009, Yoo Jae Suk took the top spot on the Gallup Korea “People of the Year” poll in the comedian category (which was expanded to include television personalities in 2018). After spending 2010 and 2011 at No. 2, he returned to the top in 2012 and has remained there for nine years. Gallup Korea shares that he came in first in every age range in 2020.
In No. 2 is Park Na Rae of MBC’s “Home Alone” (“I Live Alone”), MBC’s “Where Is My Home,” tvN’s “Video Star,” and more. Kang Ho Dong of JTBC’s “Ask Us Anything,” tvN’s “New Journey to the West” (also known as “Here Comes Trouble”), and more takes No. 3.
See the top 10 below!
1. Yoo Jae Suk – 52.3 percent
2. Park Na Rae – 20 percent
3. Kang Ho Dong – 18.9 percent
4. Lee Soo Geun – 10 percent
5. Shin Dong Yup – 8.4 percent
6. Jang Do Yeon – 4.4 percent
7. Lee Kyung Kyu – 4 percent
8. Lee Young Ja – 3.9 percent
9. Seo Jang Hoon – 3.4 percent
10. Kim Gura – 3.1 percent (tie)
10. Yang Se Hyung – 3.1 percent (tie)
Watch Yoo Jae Suk in “How Do You Play?” below!
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