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Foreign stand-up comedians to amuse Korean audience

All Headlines 11:44 January 08, 2019

SEOUL, Jan. 8 (Yonhap) -- Two renowned foreign stand-up comedians will perform in South Korea early this year, as live comedy is increasingly gaining popularity here.

On Friday, Australian stand-up comic, actor and writer Jim Jefferies will make his first performance in South 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.

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