Busan International Comedy Festival to take on drive-in format

Poster for the 8th Busan International Comedy Festival. [BICF]

The 8th Busan International Comedy Festival, which had been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will meet audiences through a drive-in theater from Oct. 17 to 20.

The new format was established to ensure that the festival can be conducted safely while strictly abiding by social distancing guidelines. The audiences will be able to view comedians' performances from their cars.

The event will take place in Busan Yachting Center. Entertainers Park Mi-sun, Ryu Geun-ji and Kim Dong-ha will host the event, and comedians and famous YouTubers have prepared various content for the audiences to enjoy.

Established in 2013, Busan International Comedy Festival is Asia’s first-ever comedy festival in which Korean and global comedians participate annually.

“I hope the festival can make people laugh in an era when laughter disappeared,” executive director and comedian Kim Jun-ho said.