Highlights from Best Comedy Korean dramas

Are you looking for good Comedy Kdramas but don’t want them to be centered around romance? If yes, then my friend, this post is exactly what you were searching for.

The internet is filled with a post suggesting comedy Korean dramas but all of them are featuring romantic comedies in their list. I mean Rom-Coms are great but what if you don’t want romance in your drama and are yearning to see a proper comedy.

That is why I decided to create a list of Korean dramas that will center around comedy and nothing else. Here are the 15 Best Comedy Kdramas that will make your jaw drop with laughter. 

1. Eulachacha Waikiki | 으라차차 와이키키

  • Logline: Three ominous friends starts a guest house which turns out to be a ruinous house.  
  • Year: 2018
  • Cast: Kim Jung -Hyun, Lee Yi=Kyung, Son Seung-Won, Jung In-Sun, Go Won-Hee
Poster of Romcom Welcome to Waikiki

Let me put it straight- Eulachacha Waikiki is the best comedy-drama I have seen in my life. It is one of the most refined Kdrama sitcoms out there. Despite being full of illogical and sometimes cringy moments the show never fails to make you laugh in every other scene. 

It centers on three ambitious friends who aspire to exceed in their fields of interest. To finance their dream project of their upcoming film, they start a guest house for foreign tourists called “Waikiki” However, they don’t have any idea of the ifs and buts of managing a guest house. This creates a hysterical situation of utter chaos and mismanagement.

I am so jealous of you being able to watch it for the first time. Lucky you! Appreciate this opportunity and binge it today. 

Where to watch this comedy Kdrama?

Available on Viki.

2. The Sound of Your Heart | 마음의 소리

  • Logline: Story about the ridiculous but hilarious adventures of a married couple.
  • Year: 2016
  • Cast: Lee Kwang Soo, Kim Dae Myung, Jung So Min
A still from k drama the sound of your heart

If there’s one comedy Kdrama that can make you roll on the floor laughing, it is this one. The only sad thing about this drama is that it has short 20 minutes episodes. But worry not there are 20 episodes in total and there’s a second season and a special too. So binge on.

The story is inspired by a webtoon. It revolves around Jo Suk’s ridiculous but hilarious adventures with his girlfriend-turned-wife Ae Bong, their dogs, older brother Jo Joon, and parents. 

Where to watch this drama?

You can watch this funny kdrama on Netflix.

3. The Fiery Priest | 열혈사제

  • Logline: Three people from different backgrounds come together to solve a murder case.
  • Year: 2019
  • Cast: Kim Nam Gil, Kim Sung Kyul, Lee Ha Nee
TV Series poster of The Fiery Priest

If I have to sum up this kdrama in the simplest way possible, it is ‘Straight of Fire’. Just loved everything about it. The fiery Priest one of the funniest Korean drama I’ve seen. But not just that, the overall story is so well crafted and the characters are so beautifully written that you’ll fall in love with this drama.  

The story revolves around three people with different occupations and different personalities. Kim Hae Il is a Catholic priest. Koo Dae Young is a detective. Park Kyung Sun is a prosecutor. When a senior Catholic church priest is murdered, these three people get together and try to find the culprit.

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Where to watch this Kdrama?

It is available on Viki.

4. Chief Kim | 김과장

  • Logline: Willingness to do good takes over an evil plan of embezzling a corporate firm.
  • Year: 2017
  • Cast: Namkoong Min, Nam Sang-mi, Lee Jun-ho
Official poster of Kdrama Chief Kim

Also known as Master Kim or Good Manager, this series is one best non-romantic comedy Kdrama ever made. The premise sets up in a corporate world where a man named Kim Sung Ryong sits at the center of the show. If you are a comedy genre fanatic, you can’t afford to drop this from your bucket list. 

Kim works for the Gangster and is assigned a task to join the TQ Group as a chartered accountant to embezzle a large sum of money. But ironically, Kim gets to a position where he fights against corporate corruption and employees’ fundamental rights than complete the mission he originally came to do.

Where to watch Chief Kim?

Chie Kim is available to stream online on Netflix.

5. Mystic Pop-Up Bar | 쌍갑포차

  • Logline: A mystical bar treats people in their dreams. 
  • Year: 2020
  • Cast: Hwang Jung-Eum, Yook Sung-Jae, Choi Won-Young
Kdrama Mystic Pop-Up-Bar

Based on a Daunam webtoon of the same name Mystic Pop-Up Bar is a comedy-drama driven by the fantasy world. This is the kind of drama that you are tempted to skip at first, but only after you complete watching you realize what a true masterpiece it actually is. 

Ssanggab Cart Bar is a mystical night bar run by an ill-tempered woman and her two mystical associates who possess supernatural powers. Not only do they welcome humans but dead too. Their customers are dreadful souls who seek treatment of their inner grudges. Their treatment makes use of secret potions and the powers of an associate worker who visits customers in their dreams to solve their misery. 

Where to watch Mystic-Pop-up Bar?

Mystic-Pop-up Bar can be streamed on Netflix!

6. Birthcare Center | 산후조리원

  • Logline: Oh Hyun Jin is a very successful businesswoman but has no clue how to raise a child. So she joins a birth care center.
  • Year: 2020
  • Cast: Uhm Ji Won, Park Ha Sun, Choi Ri
Lead actress of comedy kdrama Birthcare Centre

This drama taught me how to be a good mother and I am not even a woman. It has just 8 episodes so I binged watched it in a day and it was totally worth losing my sleep. The smile never left my face the entire time I was watching it. Make sure to check it out if you’re looking for a comedy kdrama with a unique story.

Oh Hyun Jin is very successful at work but she got no clue how she’s going to raise her newborn child. So she decides to join a birth care center where young moms come to learn about raising children. Oh Hyun Jin meets other women at the center and together with them Oh Hyun Jin’s journey of becoming a good mother begins.

Where to watch Birthcare Center?

The Korean Drama is streaming on Viki for free.

7. Player | 플레이어

  • Logline: A team build with delinquents is tasked to do a special mission for the police.
  • Year: 2018
  • Cast: Song Seung Heon, Krystal, Lee Si Eon
Player Kdrama

Player does not throw funny scenes after funny scenes at you but overall this Korean drama carries a fun vibe. Most importantly this drama is very gripping, you’ll get hooked by the fast-moving plot that keeps the show entertaining all the time.

The police are after a gang of criminals who stole very valuable property and now are in hiding. So they form a team of delinquents to do this job. The team consists of a swindler, a fighter, an elite hacker, and a talented driver.

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Where to watch Player?

Watch it on Viki.

8. Hello Monster | 너를 기억해

  • Logline: Lee Hyun is a badass profiler who is set to revenge of his father’s death and brother’s abduction.
  • Year: 2015
  • Cast: Seo In Guk, Jang Na Ra, Park Bo Gum
Lead actres of Hello Monster Korean drama in a portrait pose

Before you start assessing this show as a thriller drama by watching the trailer, I want you to know that it is much more than a crime-based story. With a crime story at its core, Hello Monster showcases a comical sphere full of heart-filling adventures.

Detective Cha Ji-an is accompanied by a genius crime agent Lee Hyun. Hyun has returned from the USA to take part in a criminal investigation which signals the same evil who killed his father and abducted his brother. In the course of bringing this evil master down Cha Ji-an and Lee Hyun develops an innocent youthful love.

I have watched many love thrillers but the amalgamation of thrill, comedy, and crime shown in Hello Monster hits just on point. Must add this to your bucket list of comedy-drama.

Where to Watch Hello Monster?

Watch it for free by signing up to Viki.

9. Avengers Social Club | 부암동 복수자들

  • Logline: Three women join hands to help each other to exact their revenge.
  • Year: 2017
  • Cast: Lee Yo Won, Ra Mi Ran, Myung Se Bin
Poster of Kdrama Avenger Social Club

Avengers Social Club is a drama that looks serious at first as you keep on watching it, you realize that how wrong you were. Even though the problems that our main characters go through are indeed serious, their approach towards handling those issues is what makes this kdrama a fun show.

Three women from different walks of life are facing their demons and are on the verge of losing hope. Until they meet each other and decides to help each other exacts revenge on those who are hurting them. Thus forms the Bokja Club where these brave women plot their strategies of retribution.

Where to watch this Kdrama?

Streaming on Vimeo.

10. Queen of Mystery | 추리의 여왕

  • Logline: Yoo Seol Ok always wished to be a policewoman and becomes overjoyed when a detective offers her to join him solve a case.
  • Year: 2017
  • Cast: Choi Kang Hee, Kwon Sang Woo, Lee Won Keun
Queen of Mystery Comedy Korean Drama

A housewife solving crimes sounds fun. Well, that’s the main plot of this Korean drama. I watched this show with zero expectations but it turned out to be a great drama. It is an engaging story and is supported by good comedy moments and fabulous acting.

Yoo Seol Ok is a housewife disliked by her family. She loves mysteries and always wanted to be a police officer. Her dream comes true when she meets Ha Wan Seung, a sharp detective, who offers her to be his partner and solve crimes together.

Where to watch Queen of Mystery? 

Watch the two seasons of this comedy Kdrama on Viki.

11. Life on Mars | 라이프 온 마스

  • Logline: While investigating a murder Tae-Joo meets an accident only to wake up in the year 1988.
  • Year: 2015
  • Cast:  Kyung-Ho Jung, Park Sung-Woong, Ko Asung
Still from a scene of a action comedy korean drama Life on Mars

The remake of a British TV series of the same name, the Korean version of Life on Mars, got released in 2018. I haven’t watched the UK version but I felt so content with the Korean version that I would rather rewatch the same again. Despite the serious nature of the show, it gracefully incorporates drama, comedy, and sci-fi setting a benchmark in the detective comedy-drama genre.

The show talks about Han Tae-Joo who heads an investigation team. He is a man of belief and possesses a strong reputation as a detective. One day on his regular routine of investigation, he gets injured badly and falls off unconscious. Upon waking up he discovers that he has somehow traveled back in time to the year 1988. 

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Where to watch Life on Mars?

Watch Life on Mars on Amazon Prime Video.

12. Psychopath Diary | 싸이코패스 다이어리

  • Logline: York is a fearful person who accidently picks up a serial killers diary.
  • Year: 2019
  • Cast: Yoon Shi-Yoon, In-sun Jung, Sung-Hoon Park
TV Series poster of Dairy of Psycopath

Need a change from conceptual romcoms and sitcoms? Psychopath Diary is the show for you. If your appetite allows flavors of dark comedy then you might want to add this to your list. 

34-year-old York Dong Shik has a tough time dealing with his office seniors and co-workers. He is timid and hardly expresses his feeling. One day he witnesses a murder and unintentionally picks up the killer’s diary. This event completely transforms York’s life and he goes from being a goat to a complete badass. How? It is for you to find out.

Where to watch this drama?

Watch it on Viki.

13. Entertainer | 딴따라

  • Logline: SHin Suk-ho is determined to start his own music company but the hardships are far more than he expected
  • Year: 2016
  • Cast: Ji Sung, Lee Hye-ri, Kang Min-hyuk, Chae Jung-an
Entertainer Korean drama

You looking for some entertainment out of comedy kdramas? Not just the title, this show is actually an absolute “entertainer”. The world is in chaos and this is the perfect kind of binge you need to cheer yourself up. 

Centered around Kpop entertainment industry “Entertainer” is a story of Shin Suk-ho. Once working as a manager in a reputed entertainment company Shin decides to work independently and develop a company of his own called the Mango Entertainment. It doesn’t take long for Shin to realise the severity of his decision to start his label alone. 

Where to watch Entertainer?

Watch it for free on Viki.

14. When the Devil Calls Your Name | 악마가 너의 이름을 부를 때

  • Logline: What happens when you make a deal with the Devil?
  • Year: 2019
  • Cast: Jung Kyung Ho, Park Sung Woong, Lee Seol
Lead and Villan of When the Devil Calls you in one frame

Though it is not technically a comedy-focused drama, still the interactions between our main characters were so amusing that I decided to put this drama on this list. And to be honest, you can’t blame me for this, Korean dramas put so many layers of emotions in one drama that it is difficult to distinguish the original feel of a show.

Ha Rip is a very talented musician but despite that, he is not getting the fame he desires. So in an utter attempt of desperation, he makes a deal with the Devil, and all his desires come true. But when the Devil later comes back to collect his due, Ha Rip tries to do everything to save his life.

Where to watch this Kdrama?

You’ll find this drama on Viki.

15. Angry Mom

  • Logline: What happens when a mother strives to save her daughter from bullies by admitting herself into the school.
  • Year: 2015
  • Cast: Namkoong Min, Nam Sang-mi, Lee Jun-ho
Angry Mom comedy kdrama

Starring the beautiful Kim Hee-sun, Angry Mom is an award-winning drama that you can’t dare to skip. It gives a feeling of a typical mother-daughter story on the surface but deep into the story, it turns out to be an entertaining dose of melodrama, laughter, and thought-provoking ideas. 

Jo Kang-Ja is a 34-year-old single mother with a teenage daughter, Oh Ah-ran. Both struggle through their argumentative relationship. One day when Ah-ran becomes the target of school bullies her mother Jo Kang-Ja losses her temper and decides to unleash her badassness and decides to join school disguising herself as a 19-year-old. What follows next is a series of unpredictable chucklesome events. 

Where to watch Angry Mom?

This drama is available on Netflix, Viki as well as Kocowa.