7th Busan International Comedy Festival Begins 10-Day Run Friday


The Busan International Comedy Festival begins its 10-day run this Friday, with domestic and international acts performing around the city.

According to the festival, the BICF has drawn more attention this year with new creative content, fresh ideas, and fun. The new shows include “Women-only Spa Show”, Park Mi-sun’s first theater show;  “Treasure Island”, the first theater show for the YouTubers; “Cre-Waiter”, staged in a unique format called Relay Comedy Week; and “Talk Bomb”, performed by Hwang Hyeon-hui, Park Sung-ho, and Kim Dae-beom.

Various performances by overseas artists are awaiting audiences as well. “Tape face”, an “America’s Got Talent” finalist, will perform a mime comedy performance with a quirky imagination and pop music and three more international teams will join BICF this year to meet Korean fans.

The closing ceremony is also expected to be more spectacular with “Jeon Yu-seong’s Show, Show, Show”, a 50th anniversary performance by comedian Jeon Yu-seong. This veteran comedian will showcase the essence of gag humor at the festival’s grand finale.

The year’s festival should run more smoothly with the special and newly named volunteers Cobongs. Furthermore, student press corps, organized for the first time this year, will vividly document the scene by taking photos and videos of the festival.

For more active communication with audiences, side events have been strengthened this year, such as Comedy Street” with super-lineups and “Open Concerts” throughout the city.

You can check out the English website of the festival for more details on performance times.

Event Information

Period: Friday, August 23 – Sunday, September 2, 2019

Opening Ceremony August 23, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

Venue: Busan Cinema Center, Busan Design Center and more

Website: bicf.co.kr/en

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