KBS2’s longest-running comedy show Gag Concert will begin its first break in 21 years after filming its last episode today (June 3).
An official of the show told News1 on the 3rd, “We are going to have the last recording today. The date of the broadcast is undecided.” Like before, today’s filming will also be conducted without an audience due to concerns over COVID-19.
Gag Concert had become a major comedy show for 21 years since its first broadcast on September 4, 1999. Although it created many buzzwords and produced many star comedians, rumors of its end surfaced early last month due to the fall of viewership and popularity.
In response, KBS announced its official position that they are planning on putting the show on the break (for renewal) instead of abolishing it.
As Gag Concert was once a huge hit, recording the all-time high viewership of 35.3 percent, there were concerns that the suspension could cut the long-lasting comedy show’s reputation. In addition, now that the controversy over the hidden camera scandal has tainted its reputation, the sudden break seems even more regrettable.