SEOUL (THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – South Korean comic Yoo Jae-suk, host of widespread selection present Working Man and arguably the largest tv superstar in South Korean broadcasting, received the Grand Prize on the MBC Leisure Awards on Wednesday (Dec 29).
The 49-year-old comic has received quite a few Grand Prizes over time from South Korea’s three main broadcasters KBS, SBS and MBC.
This 12 months’s award recognised Yoo’s dedication and performances on MBC’s hit actuality present Hangout With Yoo (2019 to current).
“As extra individuals are affected by the prolonged Covid-19 pandemic, I feel it turns into clear for the comedians to know their roles,” Yoo stated on the awards ceremony at MBC headquarters in Seoul.
“I’ll make you guys snort till the day my physique runs out of vitality with my fellow comedians and colleagues.”
Apart from thanking viewers, manufacturing employees, the celebrities and members of the general public who took half in his programme, Yoo additionally paid respect to comic Kim Chul-min, who died on Dec 16 on the age of 54, and tv director Kim Tae-ho, who labored with Yoo in considered one of South Korea’s longest-running and most profitable selection reveals, Infinite Problem (2005 to 2018).
Kim Tae-ho, 46, is scheduled to depart MBC later this 12 months after 20 years with the corporate.
Hangout With Yoo was additionally awarded the Selection Programme of the Yr.
Different winners on the MBC Leisure Awards embrace South Korean singer Lee Mi-joo, who received the Feminine Rookie award and singer Parc Jae-jung, who took the Male Rookie award.
Yoo has totally recovered from Covid-19 and was launched from quarantine on Dec 21, his company stated.