Im Si-wan, first host of 'SNL Korea' new season
Im Si-wan, first host of 'SNL Korea' new season
Comedy show Coupang Play's 'SNL Korea' returns with a new season. Im Si-wan, a popular actor who made the nation laugh and cry as 'Boys' Generation's' Jang Byeong-tae, has confirmed his appearance as the first host of 'SNL Korea' Season 5.

'SNL Korea' has been at the center of attention with its top-notch hosts' all-out comic performances, and recently won the program award in the OTT entertainment category at the '2024 Korea First Brand Awards'.

In particular, last season's young crew members such as Kim A-young and Yoon Ga-i's delicious Seoul dialect acting and Ji Ye-eun's 'Chorongi Girlfriend' character were greatly loved by the MZ generation, producing various memes and parodies. Season 5 of 'SNL Korea' is expected to return with powerful catharsis and laughter that are even more upgraded than before.

Actor Im Si-wan, who shows irreplaceable acting skills with various character transformations in each work he appears in, will be responsible for the first episode of Season 5. 'Boys' Generation' was selected as the best box office hit of 2023, with a 2,914% vertical increase in viewership, No. 1 in Coupang Play's most popular dramas for 7 consecutive weeks, Naver's 'Most Wanted Drama', and Kino Lights' Popular Works ranking. Im Si-wan, who captivated the nation by expressing 'Jang Byeong-tae', an Onyang loser who became Buyeo's best overnight, with his friendly charm, plans to generously pour out not only the native Chungcheong dialect he learned while studying abroad, but also the sly comic potential he showed through 'Boys' Generation'. .

Im Siwan said, “It is a great honor to be invited to host the first episode of the new season of ‘SNL Korea.’ I received so much love as ‘Jang Byeong-tae’ from ‘Boys’ Generation’ that the character of my life was born. “Through season 5 of ‘SNL Korea,’ I will show off all of my comedic instincts that I showed in ‘Boys’ Generation’ on stage,” he said.

The release date of the first episode of 'SNL Korea' Season 5 will be announced soon.

Taeyuna, Ten Asia Reporter translated by google