Park Na-rae (Korean: 박나래; born on October 25, 1985) is a South Korean comedian, signed to JDB Entertainment.
Early life and education
As a teenager, Park attended Anyang Arts High School. After successfully graduating from Anyang Arts High School, she went on to study at Sangmyung University.
In 2006, Park made her debut on Gag Concert as a comedienne, after successfully auditioning for the 21st class of comedians.
In 2018, Park published a book titled Welcome to Narae Bar. In the same year, she was voted as the runner-up for the Comedian Of The Year Award.
In 2019, Park released a Netflix stand-up comedy special called Park Na-rae: Glamour Warning, making her the first Korean comedian to do so. Park also hosted that year's SBS Entertainment Awards alongside co-hosts, Kim Seong-joo and Jo Jeong-sik.
Park was invited to take part in the upcoming Netflix Is A Joke Fest, taking place from April 27, 2020 through May 3, 2020 at The Wiltern Theatre in Koreatown.
Park has an interest in bartending, and has always included a private bar in the design of her homes, calling it Narae Bar. In addition to her career as a comedian, she is also a DJ.
In 2018, ahead of the South Korean local elections and the South Korean by-elections, Park took part in the 613 Vote and Laugh (Korean: 613 투표하고 웃자) campaign, together with other comedians such as Yoo Jae-seok, Kang Ho-dong and Shin Dong-yup, encouraging the South Korean public to use their vote in the elections.
Awards and nominations
|2006||5th KBS Entertainment Awards||Best Newcomer Award for Comedy||Gag Concert, Comedy Club 2||Nominated|
|2007||6th KBS Entertainment Awards||Nominated|
|2015||MBC Entertainment Awards||Best Newcomer Award for Music / Talk Show||Won|
|23rd Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards||Comedian Award||Won|
|2016||52nd Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Variety Performer - Female||Comedy Big League||Nominated|
|MBC Entertainment Awards||Excellence Award in Variety Show - Female||I Live Alone, We Got Married Season 4||Won|
|tvN10 Awards||Best Comedienne||Comedy Big League||Nominated|
|Made in tvN, Actress in Variety||Comedy Big League||Nominated|
|2017||53rd Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Variety Performer – Female||I Live Alone||Won|
|2017 MBC Entertainment Awards||Top Excellence Award in Variety - Female||Won|
|Best Couple Award (with Kian84)||Won|
|Grand Prize (Daesang)||Nominated|
|2017 SBS Entertainment Awards||Mobile Icon Award||Copy and Paste Show||Won|
|2018||54th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Variety Performer – Female||I Live Alone||Nominated|
|45th Korean Broadcasting Awards||Comedian Award||Won|
|24th Korean Popular Culture & Arts Awards||Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism's Commendation||N/A||Won|
|2018 MBC Entertainment Awards||Grand Prize (Daesang)||I Live Alone||Nominated|
|Entertainer of the Year||Won|
|Best Couple Award (with Kian84)||Nominated|
|Best Couple Award (with Kim Choong-jae)||Nominated|
|2019||2019 SBS Entertainment Awards||SNS Star Award||Little Forest||Won|
|2019 MBC Entertainment Awards||Grand Prize (Daesang)||I Live Alone||Won|
|2020||56th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Variety Performer – Female||I Live Alone||Won|