London Korean Links

Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

How many Koreans have never heard of Rain?

Colbert as RainI don’t know the answer to that question. Maybe a reader can help. But seeing as I’m over in the States visiting my US co-workers right now, I thought I’d do a bit of market research.

We had a team-building dinner yesterday. And on an impulse, I asked the person sitting next to me: so how famous is Stephen Colbert?

“Who?” came the reply. And a similar response from the next person. In fact, on my table 5 out of 7 Americans had never heard of him. On the next table, the hit rate was slightly better. But overall I estimated that, in the extremely unrepresentative sample of university educated US investment bankers, 60% of Americans do not have a clue who Stephen Colbert is1.

Fans of Rain should take comfort from this.

Links:

http://www.comedycentral.pw/video-clips/59lqle/the-colbert-report-he-s-singing-in-korean

  • The original Rain video which the Colbert Report video was based:
  1. And of course, the only reason that I, a Brit who doesn’t have access to Comedy Central, have heard of him is because of his Rain video. []

One thought on “How many Koreans have never heard of Rain?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.