Korean Comic on Netflix

Yoo Byung-Jae, a comedy performer and sketch writer known for Saturday Night Live Korea, will headline two stand-up specials for Netflix.

The first, to be shot in early 2018, is being produced with YG Entertainment. Netflix didn’t announce an availability date.

The second, called Black Comedy, was recorded this year and is slated for an early 2018 release.

“Stand-up comedy is a relatively unknown genre in Korea, and while Netflix is the home for great stand-up comedians around the world, the latest addition in Korea will mean a whole new experience for viewers,” the company said in a statement.

Here’s Byung-Jae in an SNL Korea sketch, with English subtitles:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wowuU7nzBDc

Netflix continues to expand its library of comedic offerings from around the world. The streamer recently announced it will premiere a stand-up special starring Lebanese comedian and actor Adel Karam, also in 2018.

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