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Best Comedy K-Dramas Ever
Which K-drama made you laugh the hardest? Whether you're having a bad day or just chilling out and relaxing, there are many good Korean comical series that you'd love to watch. In this list, check out if you have seen all of the best comedy series ever, and find out which one is your favorite!
20. Potato Star 2013QR3
A comedy sitcom with lots of funny scenes in the family, workplace, and neighborhood. For 120 episodes, meet the wealthy Noh family, who owns Kong Kong, a big toy company, and their neighbors who joined them in their quirkiness, while a mysterious potato-like asteroid crashes and lands on Earth. This phenomenon made the situation weird as it affects everyone's personality. It has a pretty good sense of humor from the start, and it would have been a totally nice one if not for the ending which is kinda sloppy.
- Lee Soon-jae as Noh Song
- Noh Joo-hyun as Noh Soo-dong
- Geum Bo-ra as Wang Yoo-jung
- Go Kyung-pyo as Noh Min-hyuk
- Seo Ye-ji as Noh Soo-young
- Choi Song-hyun as Noh Bo-young
- Ha Yeon-soo as Na Jin-ah
- Yeo Jin-goo as Noh Jun-hyuk
19. Romance Full of Life
Are you looking for a short drama that offers a good laugh? You might want to check this out. "Three Color Fantasy: Romance Full of Life" is the second of the special trilogy drama by MBC. It has only six episodes that runs for about 30 minutes each. For three hours, you will enjoy the show because the names of every character is a parody of famous actors! A nerdy guy named So In-sung works in a convenience store while preparing for a police officer exam. He already failed the test for 8 times, but he remains positive. His girlfriend is Wang So-ra, who is also a hardworking woman. In-sung suddenly lost his job in the convenience store, so he applied in an experimental part time job. Because of this, his personality changes.
- Yoon Shi-yoon as So In-sung
- Cho Soo-hyang as Wang So-ra
- Kang Ki-young as Jo Ji-sub
- Kim Min-soo as Gong Moo
- Jang Hee-ryung as Kim Tae-yi
18. Come Back Mister
One of the most entertaining yet underrated K-drama ever is "Come Back Mister", with a surprising original plot about a man and a woman who were trapped in a different body due to an accident. Strange and unique in its own way, it is not just funny but also sad and tragic at the same time. But putting aside those heart-wrenching moments, it has scenes that are guaranteed to make you laugh hard!
- Rain as Lee Hae-joon / Kim Young-soo
- Oh Yeon-seo as Han Hong-nan / Han Gi-tak
- Kim In-kwon as Kim Young-soo
- Kim Soo-ro as Han Gi-tak
- Lee Min-jung as Shin Da-hye
- Lee Ha-nui as Song Yi-yeon
- Yoon Park as Jung Ji-hoon
- Choi Won-young as Cha Jae-gook
- Lee Tae-hwan as Choi Seung-jae
17. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo
This is one of the funniest coming-of-age drama that many youngsters can relate to. It is not only about jokes and goofy scenes, but it also teaches us on the importance of growing up as love, dreams, and hope leads in your way. The female protagonist is Kim Bok-joo, a college student who is also a gifted weightlifter. She uses her strength to help others and stand up for what is right. However, she feels shy and uncomfortable with boys even though she has the ability to beat them. She is always teased by her childhood friend, Joon-hyung, who later falls in love with her.
- Lee Sung-kyung as Kim Bok-joo
- Nam Joo-hyuk as Jung Joon-hyung
- Lee Jae-yoon as Jung Jae-yi
- Kyung Soo-jin as Song Shi-ho
16. Reply 1988
A golden drama which is one of the most favorite shows of many K-drama lovers is Reply 1988. Giving us the youth and retro vibes of 1988, is is about five childhood friends and their families and how they live everyday. The young individuals have different personalities - Duk-seon acting boyish despite being the girl in the group, Taek as a genius Go player, Sun-woo as a responsible brother, Jung-hwan is the soccer fanatic, and Dong-ryong as the talented dancer.
- Hyeri as Sung Duk-seon/Sung Soo-yeon
- Park Bo-gum as Choi Taek
- Go Kyung-pyo as Sung Sun-woo
- Ryu Jun-yeol as Kim Jung-hwan
- Lee Dong-hwi as Ryu Dong-ryong
15. Chief Kim
Good Manager (or Chief Kim) is a humorous series focusing on reality and workplace as its theme. A fight against corrupt company officials begins when Kim Sung-ryong started to work as a middle manager and investigated the accounting fraud and tax evasion that is always proven untrue during inspection. His battle with the greedy individuals on top gets more interesting with his colleagues. Chief Kim is really enjoyable when he is with his staff, that's why this "business-themed" show is lively and not boring, and it also has a bit of office bromance which is cute!
- Namkoong Min as Kim Sung-ryong
- Nam Sang-mi as Yoon Ha-Kyung
- Lee Jun-ho as Seo Yul
- Jung Hye-sung as Hong Ga-eun
14. Marriage, Not Dating
A 16-episode series about the seriousness of getting into relationship and getting married. Gong Gi-tae is a rich plastic surgeon who enjoys his life as a single individual. His parents want him to settle down, but he has no plans for it. To make his parents stop complaining, he brings a woman home and introduced her to them, while thinking in his mind that they will reject her. The woman is Joo Jang-mi, who wants to be a bride and get married in fear that she will be left alone, but her circumstances always bring her hopes and dreams down. They have an interesting relationship - the one wants to date, while the other wants to get married.
- Yeon Woo-jin as Gong Gi-tae
- Han Groo as Joo Jang-mi
- Jeong Jinwoon as Han Yeo-reum
- Han Sun-hwa as Kang Se-ah
- Heo Jung-min as Lee Hoon-dong
- Yoon So-hee as Nam Hyun-hee
13. Warm and Cozy
Also known as Jeju Island Gatsby, it is a light and warm show that will surely bring smile to your face. Featuring the beauty of Jeju Island in South Korea, the viewers can feel the cozy feeling of travelling and sightseeing into this little paradise. With a plot that is easy to follow, it is a nice drama to watch when you want to just sit back and relax. Lee Jung-joo is already tired of her job in the city, so she decided to settle a simple life and start anew in Jeju. But she can't simply start her brand new life because of Baek Gun-woo, whom she thinks is a con artist. The two clashes and frequently fights until they slowly fall in love with each other.
- Kang So-ra as Lee Jung-joo
- Yoo Yeon-seok as Baek Gun-woo
12. Welcome to Waikiki 2
JTBC's successful hit, Welcome to Waikiki drama has a second season, and it's a great one too! With a new cast, the story continues in the guesthouse which is on the edge of failing. Lee Joon-ki is the only character from season 1 to remain, so the plot for this season begins with him as the CEO of Waikiki Guesthouse and his newly-introduced friends who helped him revive it by investing their money in order to pay the overdue rent. These three guys are accompanied by a set of female leads, who adds up to their chaotic daily lives.
- Lee Yi-kyung as Lee Joon-ki
- Kim Seon-ho as Cha Woo-sik
- Shin Hyun-soo as Gook Gi-bong
- Moon Ga-young as Han Soo-yeon
- Ahn So-hee as Kim Jeong-eun
- Kim Ye-won as Cha Yoo-ri
11. Modern Farmer
"Modern Farmer" is a weekend TV series with 20 episodes with so much hilarious scenes you'd never want to miss out. A rock band named Excellent Souls (ExSo) left their lives in Seoul and decided to move into a small countryside town to become farmers. The boys were all good-looking but their characters were all wacky and crazy when they started to live in the farm. Their bonding and friendship also adds a nice element to the plot. If you want a really good laugh, then this one is for you.
- Lee Hong-gi as Lee Min-ki
- Park Min-woo as Kang Hyeok
- Lee Si-eon as Yoo Han-cheol
- Kwak Dong-yeon as Han Ki-joon
- Lee Ha-nui as Kang Yoon-hee
10. Rooftop Prince
"Rooftop Prince" is a classic rom-com about Crown Prince Lee Gak, who is transported from Joseon era to the modern world. He is supposed to be married to the crown princess, but a sudden incident turned into a horrifying news of her death. As he jumped into time by 300 years, he arrived together with his three loyal subjects and bumped into Park Ha, who helped them adapt into the present day. It turns out that the people whom Lee Gak meets in the future has a counterpart in the past, and slowly he uncovers the truth about the crown princess.
- Park Yoochun as Prince Lee Gak / Yong Tae-yong
- Han Ji-min as Park-ha / Hong Bu-yong
- Jeong Yu-mi as Hong Se-na / Hong Hwa-yong
- Lee Tae-sung as Yong Tae-mu / Prince Muchang
- Lee Tae-ri as Song Man-bo
- Jung Suk-won as Woo Yong-sool
- Choi Woo-shik as Do Chi-san
9. Fight For My Way
Four individuals who are best friends are known as the "crazy fantastic four". Dong-man and Ae-ra are childhood friends. Dong-man used to be a famous taekwondo player, but he is now a nameless fighter. Ae-ra dreams of being a TV announcer, but she is only an information desk announcer at a department store. Meanwhile, Joo-man and Seol-hee are in a relationship for six years. They chase their big dreams despite being considered as "third-rate lives" for their lack of abilities and the many hardships in life that they encountered. As they try to follow the path to their goals, they grow up to be responsible and mature persons.
- Park Seo-joon as Ko Dong-man
- Kim Ji-won as Choi Ae-ra
- Ahn Jae-hong as Kim Joo-man
- Song Ha-yoon as Baek Seol-hee
8. My Love From The Star
This is an award-winning, legendary fantasy drama that we will never forget. "My Love From The Star" tells the story of Do Min-joon, an alien who lives on Earth for 400 years. He has superhuman abilities and his appearance is perfect because he never gets old. He is a cold and lonely being who doesn't like to be attached to any person. He is also a rational thinker, but his outlook changes when he started falling in love with an actress, Cheon Song-yi. At first, they do not like each other, as Song-yi's blunt and loud personality is conflicting with Min-joon's distant character. But as they slowly get to know each other, they discovered feelings they weren't aware at first.
- Jun Ji-hyun as Cheon Song-yi
- Kim Soo-hyun as Do Min-joon
- Park Hae-jin as Lee Hee-kyung
- Yoo In-na as Yoo Se-mi
7. Tale of Nokdu
This is a refreshing historical drama about how a man disguised himself as a woman and gets into a series of comical dangers. Jeon Nok-du's family is attacked by female assassins. To find out who is behind this and why this happened, he enters a widow village. He has no choice but to hide his identity as a man by dressing up and transforming into a beautiful woman. Then, he introduced himself as Lady Kim. While staying inside the village, he shares a room with a gisaeng trainee, Dong Dong-ju. Later on, Dong-ju discovered that Nok-du is a man. To keep the secret, the two agreed that they will start a mother and daughter relationship.
- Jang Dong-yoon as Jeon Nok-du
- Kim So-hyun as Dong Dong-joo
- Kang Tae-oh as Cha Yool-moo
- Jung Joon-ho as King Gwanghae
6. High Kick Through The Roof
"High Kick Through The Roof" is a variety sitcom that brings us the daily dose of fun. It is also called as "High Kick! 2" and has 126 episodes. It features the household situation of the Lee and Jung family as they struggle with the endless troubles, together with the two countryside sisters who works as maids inside their house. Throughout the show, it was praised for portraying the different personalities of each family members which we can all relate to. Indeed, High Kick 2 is an extremely funny and lovable series you'd love to watch.
- Lee Soon-jae as Lee Soon-jae
- Kim Ja-ok as Kim Ja-ok
- Oh Hyun-kyung as Lee Hyun-kyung
- Jung Bo-seok as Jung Bo-seok
- Choi Daniel as Lee Ji-hoon
- Hwang Jung-eum as Hwang Jung-eum
- Yoon Shi-yoon as Jeong Jun-hyeok
- Shin Se-kyung as Shin Se-kyung
- Jin Ji-hee as Jeong Hae-ri
- Seo Shin-ae as Shin Shin-ae
5. The Best Hit
If there is only one word to describe this drama, it would be: "Ddabong!" The Best Hit, or Hit the Top, is a time-travelling story of Yoo Hyun-jae, who is a famous member of a pop duo, J2. Back in 1993, he was the most popular and most fashionable idol, but he suddenly disappeared and later he was declared dead. Nobody knows that he traveled through time to 2017, where he meets his manager, who is now living with his girlfriend in their old management building. While trying to adapt into modern life, Hyun-jae begins to investigate his past and the reason why he arrived in the future.
- Yoon Shi-yoon as Yoo Hyun-jae
- Lee Se-young as Choi Woo-seung
- Kim Min-jae as Lee Ji-hoon
- Cha Tae-hyun as Lee Gwang-jae
4. Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
A drama that is not only strong in character but also strong in ratings is none other than Strong Woman, Do Bong Soon. Born with superhuman strength, Do Bong-soon is just an ordinary, cute-looking woman who maintains her elegance and feminine side in front of her crush who is working as a police officer. She wants to become a video game creator, so she applied in a gaming company. The CEO is a playful and selfish boss who has many death threats, so he hired Bong-soon as a bodyguard, which is totally far from her dream. Meanwhile, a series of kidnapping case occur in their district, and Bong-soon turns into a town's super hero as she uses her power to save the victims.
- Park Bo-young as Do Bong-soon
- Park Hyung-sik as Ahn Min-hyuk
- Ji Soo as In Guk-doo
3. My Father is Strange
"My Father is Strange" is a great family drama that many had enjoyed watching. With 52 episodes, it centers on the story of Byun family who runs a small snack bar and lives in a humble apartment. Their father is a very kind and warm person. The four children are already mature in age, but their house is always chaotic because they are always having a chaotic sibling fight. One day, a famous actor showed up in their household, claiming that he is a son to their father. He joins them as he decided to move in to their house. The Byun family has a more complicated life since then.
- Kim Yeong-cheol as Byun Han-su
- Kim Hae-sook as Na Young-sil
- Min Jin-woong as Byun Joon-young
- Lee Yoo-ri as Byeon Hye-yeong
- Jung So-min as Byeon Mi-yeong
- Ryu Hwa-young as Byeon Ra-yeong
- Lee Joon as Ahn Joong-hee
- Ryu Soo-young as Cha Jeong-hwan
- Ahn Hyo-seop as Park Chul-soo
2. Psychopath Diary
Psychopath Diary is a seriously good, well-written, and unique comedy-thriller which gives not only the chills, but also the laughs. Yook Dong-sik is a man with a timid personality. He is known as a pushover guy in the office. One night, he saw an actual murder scene where he accidentally picks up the killer's diary. It turns out that the killer is a director in Dong-sik's office. While running in order to escape, he gets into a car accident and loses his memory. With the diary in his hands, he mistakenly believes that he is a murderer and his weak personality slowly changes as he turns into a predator killer. The exciting game between the real and the fake predator begins in a slightly "bromantic" way.
- Yoon Shi-yoon as Yook Dong-sik
- Jung In-sun as Shim Bo-kyung
- Park Sung-hoon as Seo In-woo
1. Welcome to Waikiki
The best comedy drama on the list is Welcome to Waikiki. The first season is popular as an all-time favorite because it has all the funniest scenes you can ever see. It is about three men who runs a guesthouse that faces a big financial problem. Their dream is to create a movie and become successful, but things are not easy for them. Their lives began to get even crazier when a mother and a baby appeared in the house, bringing more problems and headaches in their situation. From start to finish, you'll have to laugh and laugh until your stomach hurts! This one definitely deserves a 5/5 rating.
- Kim Jung-hyun as Kang Dong-gu
- Lee Yi-kyung as Lee Joon-ki
- Son Seung-won as Bong Doo-sik
- Jung In-sun as Han Yoon-ah
- Go Won-hee as Kang Seo-jin
- Lee Joo-woo as Min Soo-ah
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