Kim Ji-min (comedian)

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Kim Ji-min
Kim Ji-Min from acrofan.jpg
Born (1984-11-30) November 30, 1984 (age 35)
Donghae, Gangwon-do, South Korea
MediumStand-up, Television
NationalitySouth Korean
Years active2006– 2007,2011-present
GenresObservational, Sketch, Wit, Parody, Slapstick, Dramatic
Websitejiminlop on Twitter, JiminKim on Facebook,jiminlop (JinZhimin) on Instagram
Kim Ji-min
Revised RomanizationGim Ji-min
McCune–ReischauerKim Chimin

Kim Ji-min (Korean김지민; Hanja金智珉 ;[1] born November 30, 1984) is a South Korean comedian, television host, and actress. She debuted as a comedian on the sketch-comedy show Gag Concert in 2006. She is best known for her skits "Dignity of a Beggar," "Uncomfortable Truth," and "BBOOM Entertainment," as well as variety shows Human Condition and Crisis Escape No. 1. Since 2019, Kim departed from Gag Concert to appear on Comedy Big League.


Kim Ji-min was born and raised in Donghae, Gangwon-do, South Korea. She has two older sisters and a younger brother. She graduated from Suwon Women's College with a degree in Cosmetology.

Kim Ji-min first made television appearance through an amateur comedy show Gag Hunt in 2006. She officially debuted on Gag Concert as a KBS 21st class comedian in 2006. She received the Best Newcomer (Female) award in the same year for her work in the skit "Lovers." After a period of hiatus, she returned to Gag Concert in 2012 with skits "Uncomfortable Truth" and "Dignity of a Beggar" and was awarded the Excellence Award in Comedy at the KBS Entertainment Awards. In 2013, she received the Top Excellence Award in Comedy at KBS Entertainment Awards for her continued work in Gag Concert. The following year, she was awarded the Top Excellence Award in the Variety for her work in the shows Crisis Escape No. 1, Family's Dignity Full House, and Human Condition, becoming the third person to win consecutive Top Excellence Awards at the KBS Entertainment Awards.[2]



Year Title Role Note
2012 Yak: The Giant King Noksooni voice

TV Appearances[edit]

Year Title Network Role Note
2006 - 2007,
2011 - 2015,
2017 - 2018
Gag Concert KBS2 Herself Lovers, Dignity of a Beggar, The Uncomfortable Truth, BBOOM Entertainment, Old Affair, I'm a Killer, YOLO Inn (Ok Bun)
2007 Laugh Club Season 2
2013 Cheer Up, Mr. Kim! KBS1 Blind date Ep. 123
Roller Coaster 3 tvN Herself Season 3
Ranking Girls
2013–2014 Mamma Mia
Family's Dignity Full House
2014 Kim Jimin's Liking Host
Crisis Escape No. 1 KBS2 Host
Human Condition
Get It Beauty OnStyle Host
2015 Happy Time MBC Host
Mask SBS Kim Yeon-soo SBS TV Series
Conte and the City tvN Herself
Pretty Avengers OnStyle
2016 Law of the Jungle SBS in Papua New Guinea 6 May - 3 June 2016
Talents for Sale KBS2
Battle Trip KBS2 Contestant with Kim Min-kyung (Episode 31 – 32)
2017 The Beauty Herself
2018 Radio Star MBC
My Strange Hero SBS Cameo
King of Mask Singer MBC Contestant Under alias "Hollywood honeybee"[3]
2019 The Night of Hate Comments JTBC2 Guest
Radio Star MBC Guest
2019-2020 Comedy Big League TVN Herself
2020 Celeb Beauty KBS joy Herself Host

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2006 KBS Entertainment Awards Best Newcomer Award in Comedy "Lover" Won
2012 KBS Entertainment Awards Excellence Award in Comedy "Dignity of a Beggar", "Uncomfortable Truth" Won
2013 KBS Entertainment Awards Top Excellence Award in Comedy "Bboom Entertainment" Won
2014 KBS Entertainment Awards Top Excellence Award in Comedy "Old Affair" Nominated
2014 KBS Entertainment Awards Top Excellence Award in Variety Crisis Escape No. 1, Human Condition, Family's Dignity Full House Won
2014 Korea PD Awards Comedian Award Won
2015 52nd Savings Day Presidential Commendation N/A Won
2015 KBS Entertainment Awards Top Excellence Award in Comedy "I Am a Killer" Nominated
2017 Korean Entertainment Art Awards Comedian Award N/A Won


  • "YK Family's Carol Racing" (2006)
  • "Brilliant Is..." (2013)


  • KBSCoolFM "Lee Sora's Music Square" - Regular Guest
  • SBS Power FM "Kim Changyeol's Old School" - Regular Guest
  • MBC FM4U "Heo Gyeonghwan's Starry Night"- Regular Guest


  • "I have experience." - Bboom Entertainment (Korean: 느낌아니까)
  • "I'll get fat." - Bboom Entertainment (Korean: 살쪄)
  • "What's this?" - Old Affair (Korean: 어? 이건 뭐에요?)
  • "I'll do that drama!" - Bboom Entertainment (Korean: 그 드라마, 제가 할게요)
  • "So I'll stand out." - Bboom Entertainment (Korean: 나만 튀어보이게)
  • "Wait a minute boss. Don't you know that I~?" - Bboom Entertainment (Korean: 잠깐만 사장님, 나 ~하는 거 몰라요?)
  • "Try to understand me at one go." - Reveal the Story (Korean: 말좀 한번에 알아 들어요 - 사건의 전말)
  • "You beggar." - Dignity of a Beggar (Korean: 이 그지가 - 거지의 품격)


  1. ^ "Comedian Kim Ji Min to join Yoo In Na and Jaekyung as a new face on Get it Beauty". 7 May 2014. Retrieved 9 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Winners of The 2014 KBS Entertainment Awards".
  3. ^ "[identity] 'honeybee' is Kim Jimin, 복면가왕 20181125".