AMERICAN IDOL has seen lots of great singers, but few true comedians — until now.
New Yorker Heejun Han, 22, is racking up votes by cracking up viewers with his witty one-liners and dry sense of humor.
“Heejun is one of the quickest, most clever, wittiest contestants we have ever had,” host Ryan Seacrest told Fox5 New York after Heejun was chosen to this season’s Top 13. “He was hysterical again tonight. He doesn’t know what is coming. It is all live. He just comes up with it.”
During Thursday night’s live show, Heejun tool some heat from music producer Jimmy Iovine, who noted “This isn’t American Comedian. This is American Idol.”
Han’s deadpan response? ”Who’s that?”
Han later told The New York Post: “Jimmy Iovine is such a mean guy! I never knew that. He could be a little nicer, right?”