Veteran comedian, TV show host, and television personality Yoo Jae Suk is a well-known name in the industry, and while talking about his almost 30-year stint in the industry, he shared why it was harder for comedians to make a name for themselves now!

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In a recent episode of Come Back Home, the members of HIGHLIGHT would be visiting the very first dorm they lived in as BEAST, and in the car ride over, all the hosts talked about their careers!

Yoo Jae Suk then brought up the topic of being a comedian these days, and shared why it’s hard for rookie comedians to make their debut on TV!

The problem is that it’s hard for rookies to debut right now. A lot of comedy programs have disappeared.

—Yoo Jae Suk

Lee Young Ji then asked about how comedians today then make their debut, and fellow comedian Lee Yong Jin revealed that the amount of people wanting to be comedians itself has reduced significantly, with Yoo Jae Suk adding how “it’s in a crisis.”

The comedian job itself has disappeared. It’s in a crisis.

—Lee Yong Jin

Yoo Jae Suk has always prided himself to be a comedian before anything else, and even mentioned this about him during his acceptance speech of his legendary Daesang at the 57th Baeksang Arts Awards!

Although nowadays I’m often introduced as a show host and television personality, I’m always going to be a comedian who debuted in 1991. And I look forward to continue bringing more entertainment and laughter to you as a comedian.

Thank you for watching my programs.

—Yoo Jae Suk

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You can watch him talk about this here!