Saturday, April 16, 2011

Your Two Cents: What Makes For A Good MC???

There are so many articles praising the two "nation's emcees": Kang Ho-dong and Yoo Jae-suk. These two alone dominate pretty much all the major variety shows on the three main broadcasting networks in Korea: KBS, SBS, MBC. You can flip through channel after channel, and it's these two that are alternated between them.

As a host/emcee myself, I watch these two to see what their secret to success is. What is it about Kang Ho-dong and Yoo Jae-suk that seem to never bore viewers?

So let me ask YOU dear listeners, what makes a good MC? If you want to get specific, why are Kang Ho-dong and Yoo Jae-suk SOOOO popular? What are their strengths (and weaknesses)? For example, I AM a Kang Ho-dong fan, but sometimes he's just too loud and shrill even. LOL! So that could be a possible weakness. To be fair and cover the other side, Yoo Jae-suk sometimes seems to laugh at EVERYTHING in exactly the same way. It makes things less funny when they really ARE funny. (Again, these are just MY personal opinions...don't send me hate mail! :P )

Post up your responses and don't forget to tune into KPI to listen for all the fun answers!!!


  1. Hi Angie~..
    i really like this weeks Question.. coz i really really like Kang HoDong & i think the most important thing abt being an Mc is ((the personality & controlling any situation flexibily)) and these two things he have it also doese Yoo jae suk..
    if u can Angie invite Kang Hodong in the stars chat would be great.. ^^

    btw Angie i have a request from u >\\\< my baby sister s getting married this month 30April so i want u to play her favorite song if u can, its ((너라고 neorago)) by Super junior..

  2. Hi angie

    How was your week??!!

    This is the hardest question I faced since I start participating

    I’m really a big fan of the 2 MC's (Kang Ho-dong and Yoo Jae-suk)

    In my opinion what made them so popular are there personalities and how professionally they act in any situation during the shows and also how they can control the conversation despite the type of the show (talk or variety)

    But as a human you know we have some weakness ... for Kang Ho-dong sometimes he is very loud and some time his comments are very harsh...

    For Yoo Jae-suk.... I think some time in a verity show when he catch something funny against the person in the show he keep repeating it which I found sometimes annoying

    But in my opinion they are really a living legends in Korea.

    Have a great week angie

    Wish me luck I have an exam this week... I should be studying right now but I can’t resist sending my comment (lol)

    A.R from Bahrain

  3. Hi Angie,

    Thanks for playing the Lee Eun-mi song. Sometimes can't respond to your y2C questions as I don't have access to Korean TV shows.

    But I suppose a great MC is an infotainer who doesn't simply stick to the cue cards but can ad-lib. He/ she would have a keen understanding of what the audience wants to know and what the entertainers are willing to share.

    Hope you're over the spring fever!