What You Need to Know About Comedian Kim Joon-hyun
If you talk about the comedy field in Korea, you definitely can’t leave out this comedian! Some of you might be familiar with his name if you love to watch variety shows, such as Gag Concert, Life Bar or SNL Korea. If you still don’t know who he is, then this is the right time to find out more about him. First, let’s take a look at his profile!
Full Profile of Kim Joon-hyun
Full name: Kim Joon-hyun
Date of Birth: November 16th, 1980
Height: 183 cm
Weight: around 120 kg
Kim Joon-hyun is a South Korean comedian who has signed a contract and is under the management of JDB Entertainment, an agency that also has other famous comedians work under it, such as Kim Jun-ho, Park Na-rae, and many others. According to KBS’ Guerilla Star Date, his favorite song is “Cigarette Store Girl.”
Even though he is originally a comedian, he also has tried his luck in acting. He has starred in a few television series, such as My Husband Got a Family, Ugly Miss Young-ae Season 15, The Beauty Inside, and others as a cameo. He also has starred in movies, such as Nutcracker 3D, A Letter to Momo, etc. Kim Joon-hyun got married to his wife, Oh Jung-joo, in 2013.
If you search for his name, the keywords that are most related to him are ‘comedian’ and ‘singer’. The keyword ‘singer’ pops out because he used to be a part of a group called OverAction. In the group, he was in a guitarist position.
It would appear that he doesn’t actively use social media platforms, such as Instagram, Twitter, or any others. It might be hard to follow-up his latest activities as you can only rely on the news, but you can also try to visit his colleagues’ social media who have starred in the same television program as him. If you want to find his general information, you can try to visit his company’s, JDB Entertainment, official website here!
His Career as Comedian
Obviously, it is not easy for someone to reach stardom as soon as they have made their debut. For Kim Joon-hyun, his career path has not always been smooth and it took him eight years to rise to stardom after making his debut as a comedian on KBS’ Gag Concert, in 2007.
He himself also said on KBS’ Guerilla Star Date that he had difficulties to reach where he is now. For example, one of his acts that he showed on Gag Concert didn’t make people laugh even though he thought that it was funny at first. This was only one hardship among many that he may be not sharing with us.
But, his name is starting to become known to many people when he received many awards in 2012. At that time, he did not only receive one or two awards, but four awards at once. He won an award for Best Variety Performer (Male) at the 48th Baeksang Art Awards, the Comedian Award category at the 39th Korea Broadcasting Awards, and the 20th Korean Culture Entertainment Awards, and Top Excellence Award in Comedy (Male) category at the 11th KBS Entertainment Awards.
For the last category, he won it for two consecutive years as he received the same award again at the 12th KBS Entertainment Awards. According to his interview on KBS’ Happy Together that was broadcasted on January 22nd, 2014, he never expected to receive such awards.
According to his interview with Guerilla Star Date, he said that his biggest dream is to make a comedy film where all the comedians work together. He also said that he was inspired by his boss, as well as comedian colleague, Kim Jun-ho, and he wants to create a big framework for comedians just like what Kim Jun-ho did.
Seeing as he has become quite successful, let’s hope that he can realize his big dream soon!
Kim Joon-hyun’s Show List
Not only in variety shows, but Kim Joon-hyun has also appeared in a few television series and movies. If you want to watch his appearances on television, here is a complete list of television shows where he makes his appearance!
|2007 – 2014||Gag Concert||KBS2|
|2013 – 2015||The Human Condition|
|2014||The King of Food|
|What’s Wrong with My Age?||JTBC|
|Always Cantare Season 2||tvN|
|Same Bed, Different Dreams||SBS|
|2015 – present||Delicious Guys||ComedyTV|
|Saturday Night Live Korea||tvN|
|2015 – 2017||Baek Jong-won’s Three Great Emperors||SBS|
|2016 – 2017||Trick & True||KBS2|
|2016 – present||Life Bar||tvN|
|2017||Fantastic Duo Season 2||SBS|
|2017 – present||Welcome, First Time in Korea?||MBC|
|2012||My Husband Got a Family (ep. 12)||KBS2|
|2013||The Queen of Office (ep. 1)|
|2015||All About My Mom|
|2016||Ugly Miss Young-Ae Season 15 (ep. 12)||tvN|
|2018||The Beauty Inside (ep. 1)||JTBC|
|2012||A Letter to Momo||–|
|Yak: The Giant King||–|
|Marrying the Mafia V||–|
Are you curious about his appearance on television programs? Let’s take a look at his appearance on a few variety shows!
Kim Joon-hyun on Running Man
Did you know that Kim Joon-hyun has made an appearance in the popular variety show Running Man? He has appeared quite a few times, and we can see his hilarious side on the show!
One of his popular episodes was an episode where he appeared as a guest with UEE back in 2015. At that time, Running Man had a race with a theme “Blacklist Race” where the cast had to search for unique black-bean noodles around the nation. As the cast watched the clips about black-bean noodles before the race, Kim Joon-hyun kept commenting about the dish which made him appear like he has profound knowledge about the dish!
But the main part is not that, but the time where he eats the black-bean noodles deliciously with incredible speed. He even gave tips to the viewers on how to eat black-bean noodles properly to make them more delicious. As one of the members, Yoo Jae-suk was left starstruck with his big appetite, Kim Joon-hyun joked that he looks like the guest on his TV show, to which Yoo Jae-suk agreed.
Kim Joon-hyun on SNL Korea
Saturday Night Live Korea, or better known as SNL Korea, is a late-night live television sketch comedy and variety program that was broadcasted on tvN. The show was led by comedian Shin Dong-yeob. Kim Joon-hyun is not part of the original cast of this show and joined the show in its sixth season. Unfortunately, the show ended in its ninth season, after getting caught up in a sexual harassment controversy in their eighth season.
One of Kim Joon-hyun’s skits that was popular is a skit with AOA’s Hye-jeong at a poolside. The skit goes around Kim Joon Hyun who plays a character who has a big figure but is not afraid to show off his body despite the criticisms thrown at him. Through his strong and confident personality, he manages to resolve wacky situations with humor. In the middle of these strange occurrences, Hye-jeong continues to fall in love with the character.
Here is one of Kim Joon-hyun’s skits in SNL Korea:
Wife and Kids
Kim Joon-hyun married to his wife, Oh Jung-joo, on April 20th, 2013, in Seoul. His wife is known to have a kind heart and a pure, intellectual image. It was said that the two met in school and fell in love with each other. Kim Joon-hyun first announced the news of his marriage on KBS’ Gag Concert.
From his marriage, he has two lovely children in his household. Their youngest child was born just recently, in 2018. On April 17th, 2018, it was reported that Kim Joon-hyun will soon have a second baby in his household. The news was delivered by himself during the filming of Comedy TV’s Delicious Guys on April 12th. He surprised the crew by sharing the good news in which he will soon have a family of four. He also said that his wife is scheduled to deliver the baby in July at the current time, and that the second baby’s nickname is Bobi.
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