Prozhektorperiskhilton

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Prozhektorperiskhilton
Prozhektorperiskhilton
Format Comedy
Variety
Starring Ivan Urgant
Garik Martirosyan
Sergey Svetlakov
Alexander Tsekalo
Country of origin Russia
Original language(s) Russian
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 130
Production
Executive producer(s) Maria Danielyan
Running time 26-50 minutes (including commercials)
Production company(s) Krasny Kvadrat
Broadcast
Original channel Channel One (Russia)
Original run May 17, 2008 – June 10, 2012
External links
Website

Prozhektorperiskhilton (Projectorparishilton, Spotlightparishilton) (Прожекторперисхилтон) - was a Russian satirical show aired on the Channel One. The first episode was aired on 17 May 2008.[1]

Four hosts (Ivan Urgant, Garik Martirosyan, Sergey Svetlakov, Alexander Tsekalo) discuss some current news and comment on different issues in politics and economics, similar to 7 Tage, 7 Köpfe. The show's name is a reference to the 80s TV program "Прожектор Перестройки" ("Projector of the Perestroika") - a program that was discussing current events on Soviet television during the times of Perestroika - and American socialite Paris Hilton, who, according to Svetlakov, symbolizes lack of taste. Thus, the name of the show implies that this is a current events program that shouldn't be taken seriously.[2]

The four hosts usually discuss interesting news from newspapers, journals and the internet. From time to time they also answer questions from the audience. The show usually ends with the hosts performing a well-known song. In most cases the song is connected to an event (like the birthday of the song's author). The show is half improvised.

The show aired until June 2012, when most hosts have switched to hosts on shows airing on competing channels.

Guests[edit]

Almost every episode of the show has one or more guests invited to talk about current events. The guest usually brings with him/her an article from a newspaper, which is also discussed by the panelists. In many cases the guest also sings a song with the four hosts in the end of the show. Some episodes (especially those dedicated to holidays and end-of-season episodes) have multiple guests.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Прожекторперисхилтон: О проекте
  2. ^ Сергей Светлаков: «Смысл „Прожектора…“ — в высмеивании новостей на злобу дня»