It's generally expected of idols that they be multitalented, whether that's in singing and dancing, being good actors or gifted models, or shining as the comedic relief on television. Being a variety show star is a lot harder than it looks, but it's a common path for many funny idols when they get older.
So who from currently active idols would shine in variety? Users on Reddit have some thoughts, and so do we. Check out the list below and tell us who you think would be amazing at variety!
1. SEVENTEEN's Seungkwan
He's on the path already as a panel member on various shows, but we want him shining front and centre!
2. Wanna One's Ong Seongwoo
Now that he's moving back into acting, it's the perfect time to take his comedic timing to variety.
3. EXID's Hani
She already is a variety star, let's face it. But we'd love to see even more of her, especially hosting shows like Weekly Idol.
4. EXO's Baekhyun
He really has no fear when it comes to variety, just watch him on Knowing Brothers to see how he spills secrets without a care in the world.
5. APink's Bomi
Naturally funny and personable, she's the perfect person to MC shows and not be afraid of making a fool of herself for laughs.
6. NCT's Johnny
He's got presenting skills running through his veins, that boy does. He's charismatic and a little cheeky, the perfect combo for variety.
7. TWICE's Dahyun
She's already shone on some variety programming, and you just know given the opportunity she'd bring non-stop laughs.
8. BTS' Jin
If you want sheer chaos on a variety program, we truly believe Jin could deliver it. BTS don't do many variety programs but Jin would shine in all of them given the chance.
9. Red Velvet's Yeri
She might be the maknae of her group but she is cutthroat funny when it comes to skits and variety appearances.
10. BTOB's Sungjae
To be fair, all of BTOB could become variety stars, those guys are hilarious. But Sungjae is already proving his acting and comedy skills in reality shows and dramas, so it's only a matter of time before variety is his way of life.
11. MOMOLAND's Jooe
She's easygoing, loves a laugh and brings joy into every room she walks into - she's perfect for variety tv!
12. MONSTA X's Jooheon
Jooheon has a lot of unexpected charms; he raps passionately but is equally good at throwing down some aegyo on command, making him variety gold.
13. SHINee's Key
He's entering the military so this one will have to wait for a bit, but seriously, he would be terrifying but hilarious as a variety star.
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