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Kim Young-chul to host ‘SNL Korea’

  • Published : Oct 14, 2015 - 17:08
  • Updated : Oct 14, 2015 - 17:08


Korean comedian Kim Young-chul will host the upcoming episode of tvN’s variety show “SNL Korea” on Oct. 24, according to insiders from the broadcasting industry.

Kim recently raised his profile after a long interval, by creating the buzzword “superpower” on MBC’s entertainment program “Infinite Challenge” early this year. In the episode of “Big Party,” he made others laugh as he rooted for a basketball player by saying “superpower” with his unique voice and a funny look on his face.

The 42-year-old is best known for his vocal mimicry in a ludicrous way, of an array of celebrities including, Ha Chun-hwa, Kim Hee-ae and Lee Yeong-ja.

“Kim Yeong-chul was very zealous in proposing diverse ideas for the show. I expect it to be a funny and satisfactory broadcast,” said an anonymous insider.

The show is the Korean version of U.S. comedy show “Saturday Night Live” which has been aired for 41 years.

By Kim Yu-jin (kimyujin@heraldcorp.com)