Kim Ji-hoon takes on comedic stage role
Another actor goes from screen to the stage: Kim Ji-hoon, most recently of SBS’s drama series Wish Upon a Star, is making his theater debut with the play University of Laughs. Kim has mainly played nice guys in modern dramas — his cold lawyer in Wish Upon a Star marked a successful change for him — and now he makes another change with a comic character in the play.
Kim plays a passionate writer and said of this project, “I’ve been passed the baton from Bong Tae-kyu, who gave such an enthusiastic performance in 2009. I do feel the pressure in following an actor who is so skilled at comic acting, but I’ll work hard.” The play was a huge hit in 2008 with Hwang Jung-min and Song Young-chang and boasted 100% ticket sales, and its encore presentations have also featured talented performers. This time will also include other name stars aside from Kim Ji-hoon, such as Jung Woong-in (Last Scandal of My Life) and Jo Hee-bong (Hong Gil Dong).
The play is set against the 1940s backdrop of World War II, contrasting the tragedy of the times with a humorous outlook. In a society where censors are out to eliminate all forms of comedy, a particular theater company (the titular University of Laughs) specializes in humor. The play unfolds over a seven-day period as our comedic writer faces off against a cold-hearted censor.
Via BNT News
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