Audience participationsketch comedy
A comedy team of YouTubers, ‘Cre-Waitor,’ is coming to Busan! This ensemble show will be performed by the nations’ most famous comedy YouTubers: Cho Jae-won, Fresh Sing-ho, 90-tan (Shim Mun-gyu), Goofy Men (Bang Ju-ho, Jeong Seung-bin), Chang’s Boy (Lee Chang-yun), and Cho Chung-hyun. In addition to Cho Jae-won, Fresh Sing-ho and 90-tan, who drew huge attention at the ‘Comedy Week in Hong-dae’ last year, our Goofy Men, Chang’s Boy and Cho Chung-hyun have joined the team this year. To get the audience to laugh, the comedy waiters with 1.6 million YouTube subscribers will perform the highest quality show full of laughter and dirty jokes. With the combined sensibilities of comedians and YouTubers, this show will be like no other.
Croquiky Brothers is one of Korea's hottest performing duos! Acclaimed at home and abroad, Korea's top drawing circus team is finally coming to BICF. Comedy for all-ages and unique ideas that you've never seen before! A drawing circus full of twists and wit that speaks to all ages and all languages! If you've only seen them on TV, come and see the show live!August 24, 2019
Comedy Alive Show
One mic, one comedian. That will be enough to make you laugh! Let’s go back to very beginning of Korean stand-up comedy! The stand-up comedy label Comedy Alive is coming to BICF again! This comic team has appeared on SBS prime time news and in the nation's major news dailies (ChosunIlbo and Dong-A Ilbo), proving their enduring popularity. Why not come and check out their skills for yourself? This year, Korea’s top comedian Kim Young-hee has joined to bring you an even bigger smile! If you look for a fresh and top-notch comedy, don’t miss it!August 31, 2019
Audience participationEducational comedy
Jjoaman and Melongi are Hungry! Mr. Healthy Eater!
Korea’s one-and-only educational comedy show for children! Jjoaman and Melongi have come from across the universe to Busan to make kids laugh! Jjoaman and Melongi are on a special mission to promote good eating habits. After playing with Jjoaman, Melongi gets hungry., A chef, Mr. Healthy Eater, tries to make healthy food for Melongi. However, Melongi only wants unhealthy food, so Mr. Healthy Eater takes all of the power from Melongi. Jjoaman and Melongi go on a mission to get his power back. They travel to Full Stomach Island where Mr. Golgoru lives. Will it be possible for Melongi to retrieve his power? It’s a comedy show with a spoonful of education thrown in. There’s a lot to see and enjoy! Do not miss this cocktail of movement, audience interaction and even comic magic. Let’s meet in Busan! See you soon!August 26, 2019 ~ August 30, 2019
Comedy showsketch comedy
Here comes the longest-running comedy trio, Zoltan, who have boasted the best teamwork for 18 years. A wonderful ensemble cast of Lee Jae-hyung, Han Hyun-min, and Jung Jin-wook! This Zoltan-style comedy show can be seen exclusively at BICF. From 'How Weird', 'Zoltan Theater', to 'The Art of Fight', and the 'Naming Contest', you can have them all in one show. This show recently finished a sellout run in Seoul’s Daehakno and the Hongik University area, and in Daejeon. It is one of the most sought-after shows! Laughter 100% guaranteed! Get ready to die laughing at the Zoltan show!August 31, 2019
Audience participationsketch comedy
Come to the comedy show that thrills like an idol concert! Features Ryu Geun-ji, a guy with six-pack abs and sculpted body; Kim Sung-won, a perfect guy who has studied abroad; Kim Ki-ri, a multi-entertainer who has moved into acting; Seo Tae-hun, a prototypical “gentleman”; and even a special mystery guest who has it all! This hot quartet will make the comedy festival feel like a film festival! Korea's one-and-only comedy show that makes you laugh and feast your eyes on hotness! Korea's one-and-only comedy show that has an idol singers’ staging! Korea's one-and-only comedy show that steals your heart! Ready to get wild? This hot quartet with harmony is coming for their fourth sellout show. You should definitely check it out!August 25, 2019
Ongals, a non-verbal comedy team, combines various kinds of performance such as juggling, magic and beatboxing in comedy without dialogue. This is Korea’s no.1 non-verbal comedy team! They started their career at KBS' "Gag Concert" in 2007, and now are valued all over Korea and the world! They were the first Korean comedians to perform in London’s famous West End. They have won numerous awards, including the “Director’s Choice Award” at the 2014 Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the “Asian Art Award for Best Comedy” at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Audiences in 47 cities in 22 countries have been mesmerized by their astonishing performances. This show is truly world class!August 24, 2019 ~ August 25, 2019
Women-only Spa Show
Only for women: a bold and hot performance centered on women’s lives and experiences! It has been so long since mothers were called by their own names that they don't even remember them. Most women are far too busy with childcare, house chores, and career demands. This is a time for relieving the stress of women exhausted from living as mothers, wives, and careerwomen. It’s time to relieve their stress for a little while. Three women's most daring chat begins in a secret women-only spa. This is a one-of-a-kind 'Women-only Spa Show' where women can get together and relax! During the show, women will feel recognized while talking, crying and laughing to their heart’s content. A frank, bold, and sexy comedy talk show where everything will be revealed. Men can attend the show only if they are dressed as women. Anyone who wants to laugh out loud, come on in!August 31, 2019 ~ September 1, 2019
Byun Ki-soo’s Selfish Damnsire Show
A performance only for adults! A gift only for adults! Byun Ki-soo, a language magician and master of ad-libs, is coming back to Busan! Numerous comedians and rappers have collaborated to create this mind-blowing show! This show is jam-packed with all of the dirty words and features a mix of sketch comedy and hip-hop music. This one-of-a-kind show will leave the audience spellbound. WARNING: watch it and you could die laughing!August 25, 2019
Stand-up comedy duo
Gga Brother Show
Have you gotten tired of old-fashioned comedy shows? Say NO to conventional and stereotypical comedy shows! Say YES to a brand-new type of comedy show! Here comes a show that anyone can enjoy. “Gga Brother Show”, the first stand-up comedy duo in Korea, guarantees big laughs No more one-man shows. With a stand-up comedy duo, fun, laughter, and satisfaction are doubled! Anyone 18 years and older can relate to this comedy, and they’ll be amazed how the time flies. Includes stories that comedians couldn’t tell on TV. Includes stories that audiences couldn’t hear on TV. The show where comedians and audiences laugh and interact together! There are many ways to laugh in the world. This performance provides all of them to the audience.September 1, 2019
He was Pretty
|A brand-new comedy show that weaves comedy with storytelling! A unique theatrical comedy show created and played by comedians. Each performance features improv, ad-libs, and different casting. Rated as the No. 1 performance that audiences want to see again! A college student Du-seong comes to Seoul with great hope but is frustrated by the high cost of rent. He finds an ad for a woman-only shared house for 300,000 won a month, and makes a big decision... It’s to become a drag queen! Can he pass as a woman without being discovered until the end? A most daring cohabitation with girls begins!|
The opening ceremony marks the start of the 5th Busan International Comedy Festival. Following the anniversary of the Blue Carpet event, the festival officially begins with the opening speech of the chairperson This year’s opening ceremony becomes more abundant with a range of shows from the celebration performance of MAMAMOO to the shows of Young-chul KIM, Na-rae PARK, ‘We need more talk!’, Compagnia Baccala, Bunk puppets, Mario Queen of the Circus, Penny Greenhalgh. This ceremony is going to be shined up with a special performance given by “Gamarjobat”, Japan’s best pantomime team which was first invited to BICF.