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Comedians to bring acts to Korea

Jan 09,2019
Two renowned stand-up comedians will perform in Korea early this year, welcome news for the ever-growing stand-up community in the country.

On Friday, Australian stand-up comic, actor and writer Jim Jefferies will make his first performance in Korea at Yes 24 Live Hall in Seoul, Live Nation Korea, the show’s agent, said Tuesday.

Having captivated the world with his unconventional topics and mordant satire and speech, Jefferies is set to entertain the Korean audience with subjects that range from global affairs to alcohol abuse, drugs, marriage and sex.

He has become one of the most successful comics in the world since he launched “The Jim Jefferies Show,” an American late-night talk show, in May 2017.

American stand-up, actor, writer and producer Jim Gaffigan will also visit Seoul in April to perform at Ewha Samsung Hall, the agent said.

He became famous after having a successful stand-up routine on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” for which he had auditioned for several years.

He later appeared on “Saturday Night Live” and “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien.”

Gaffigan received the award for Concert Comedian at the American Comedy Awards in 2014 and has been nominated three times for the Best Comedy Album of Grammy Awards. Yonhap