I arrived in Gwangju safely this morning and have been going non-stop since! This place is a trip. It’s exactly what I thought it would be, computers everywhere you look with free internet, tons of Daewoos, Kias, and Hyndais, nice people and lots of Kimchee! I’m gassy The good news is that I fit right in being 5’2”! Go Nads. I love Korea!
My day started off going to the convention and listening to a million pitches. The best pitch was a guy telling me about his late-night show and its “standing-comedy” I was like, “Stand-Up Comedy?” And he said, “No! Standing-Comedy” And if you see below I took a picture of his pitch. He was right! Standing Comedy! The best part about it is that it’s named, Shin Dong-Yeob’s Empire of Sense.
Because Standing Comedy Just Makes Sense!
They also have the same reality based shows like America’s Next Top Model, but here it’s called, I’m a Model. Top Chef here is called, Challenge To Chef. Why Not, right?
The one thing I found here is that the game shows are AMAZING!!! I was just watching a show about a group of Tae-Kwon-Do people plaing “Izzy Dizzy” (spinning on a bat w/ their forehead) for 30 seconds and then going in a line to chop wood! It was hysterical! Take a look, I took a picture with my webcam:
Korean television is very loud, and fun. They have a lot of animation and TONS of soap-opera type shows. I’ll have plenty more for you guys tomorrow. So there you have it. Your first Korean Newsgasm!!! See you all tomorrow.