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Netflix Los Gatos 9 March 2018Global subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) leader Netflix has announced the global launch on 16 March for its first Korean original stand-up comedy special Yoo Byungjae: Too Much Information (TMI).

The comic actor, screenwriter and television personality shot TMI in 2017 with YG Entertainment in Seoul, South Korea. Since then, Netflix claims short clips of the show have gone viral, exceeding ten million views online. The SVOD giant said that Yoo's show has also become one of the most searched for pieces of content on Korea's Internet portals.

Yoo contributed to Saturday Night Live Korea for four seasons as both a writer and cast member, and has notched up a range of variety TV show appearances including on MBC's Infinite Challenge.

As well as the stand-up special, Yoo has been cast for the Netflix Original YG Future Strategy Office (working title) this year.
"I am very excited to team up with Netflix to bring my humor to the world, where some of the best stand-up comedy talent are at," said Yoo Byungjae. "I hope people have a good laugh in watching my show and this becomes a positive beginning for the stand-up comedy genre in Korea."

Lisa Nishimura, vice president of original documentary & comedy at Netflix, said: "We are thrilled to team up with Yoo Byungjae and YG Entertainment to introduce our first Original Stand-Up Comedy special from Korea.

"Yoo is truly a pioneer as the first stand-up comedian in Korea to star in his own special and we are very proud to be the home for this landmark moment."

A second stand-up comedy special with Yoo will be shot in Seoul in April and be released by Netflix later this year.