All You Need to Know About Multi-talent Comedian, Park Soo Hong
Park Soo Hong is a South Korean comedian and television presenter. Born on October 27, 1970, he began his career in comedy in 2002. He won the Excellence Award at the 2003 Entertainment Awards and the PD Award at the 2004 MBC Entertainment Awards. He is currently the MC of the reality show All Broadcasts of the World.
Full Profile of Park Soo Hong
- Born: Oct. 27, 1970 (age 48)
- Star sign: Scorpio
- Height: 183 cm
- Weight: 65 kg
Facts of Park Soo Hong
- Park is a fan of darts, and has attended and participated in competitions from the Phoenix Summer Festival, which is organized and sponsored by the Korean Dart Association.
- In 2018, ahead of South Korean local elections and South Korean inter-election, Park took part in the 613 Vote and Laugh campaign (Hangul: 613 투표 하고 웃자), among other comedians such as Kang Ho-dong and Shin Dong-yup, and encouraged the South Korean public to use their votes in the elections.
Park Soo Hong’s Career as Comedian
In 1991, Park won a bronze medal at the National College Comedy Contest, making his official debut into the South Korean entertainment industry. In the early 1990s, Park was part of a group of comedians who called themselves Potato Man (Hangul: 감자 골), which consisted of Kim Gook-jin, Kim Soo-yong and Kim Yong-man, who all debuted in the same year on KBS.
It had been reported that Kim Yong-man was hospitalized due to his busy schedule, and Kim Gook-jin tried to negotiate with the television program’s producer to ease their workload. However, this request was not well received by the producers, who later decided that it was necessary to permanently prohibit Team Potato from appearing on television.
As a result, in January, 1993, the four comedians planned to leave South Korea for the United States, taking a break from the South Korean entertainment industry. In the end, only Kim Yong-man and Kim Gook-jin went to America, Park started his mandatory military duties, instead, and Kim Soo-yong went to Canada.
In 2004, Park hosted the 2004 MBC Entertainment Awards, along with Kim Won-hee. The following year, he hosted the 41st Baeksang Arts Awards, with broadcaster Lee Hye-seung. In 2017, Park hosted the 2017 Kama Drama Awards, along with Lee Yoo-ri and Namkoong Min. In 2018, he hosted the Miss Korea 2018 contest, along with Yura (Girl’s Day).
Appearances on the Variety Show My Ugly Duckling
The concept of the show My Ugly Duckling revolves around how much mothers know about their sons’ lifestyles. The panel in the studio consists of three hosts and four main cast members. Moms watch video recordings of their son’s daily activities and, by doing so, the moms discover many new sides of their sons (sometimes very shocking things).
Park Soo Hong is one of the main cast members on My Ugly duckling, as well as being famous for hosting many weddings. At the age of 46, he is a club lover and loves to watch television programs. He has his own circle of friends, who often accompany him to places like clubs, public bathrooms, etc. He seems to be undergoing a bit of a midlife crisis, showing interest in trying many new things, like tattooing, waxing, and hair bleaching. Ji In Sook is the oldest among the mothers in this program. She has a very cute personality.