Slavi's Show

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Slavi's Show
Format Talk show
Variety show
Presented by Slavi Trifonov
Starring Georgi Milchev-Godji
and the Ku-ku Bend
Country of origin Bulgaria
No. of episodes over 2892 (as of 31 January, 2014)
Production
Executive producer(s) Diana Mladenova (producer)
Asya Todorova (producer)
Location(s) National Palace of Culture
(bTV Studio 1)
1, Bulgaria Sq.
Sofia, Bulgaria
Running time 1 hour
Production company(s) 7/8 productions
Broadcast
Original run November 27, 2000 – present

Slavi's Show (Bulgarian: Шоуто на Слави) is a long-running Bulgarian evening talk show aired every workday on bTV from 22:30 to 23:30 EET and hosted by Slavi Trifonov. Occasionally, the show also airs live at 20:00 EET.

The programme blends elements of dancing, talk show, cabaret, live music, theatre, stand-up comedy and even talent contest. It has a female dancing group, Magadans, its own music band, Ku-Ku Band and a company of actors.

Among the show's guests have been Bond, Lord of the Dance, Luciano Benetton, Lech Wałęsa, Wesley Clark, Mikhail Gorbachev, Borislav Ivanov, Viswanathan Anand, Vinnie Jones, Nick Mason, Michelle Rodriguez, Brad Meltzer, Carl Lewis, Franz Beckenbauer, Paolo Coelho, Mark Selby, Juan Pablo Montoya, Lou Bega, Irvine Welsh, Lama Ole Nydahl, Wu-Tang Clan, Željko Joksimović, Goran Bregović, Tose Proeski, Karolina Goceva, Neda Ukraden, Ceca Raznatovic, Dragana Mirkovic, t.A.T.u., Dima Bilan, Philip Kirkorov, Ruslana, Elena Paparizou, Antique, Anna Vissi, Keti Garbi, Chrispa, Army Of Lovers, Ace Of Base, Karizma, Victoria Silvstedt, Azis, Melissa Smith, Tiziano Ferro, Lorenzo Lamas, David Coverdale, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Stephen Baldwin, Ray Liotta, Scorpions, Asia, Judas Priest, Michael Schenker, Ken Hensley, John Lawton, Michael Bolton, Glenn Hughes, Supermax, all Presidents of Bulgaria, as well as famous representatives of Bulgaria's political, sports and cultural elite.

During its first years Slavi's Show was the most popular Bulgarian TV programme, with every episode being watched by around 1.5 million of the country's total population of 7.3 million: a remarkable achievement extending bTV's prime time to include the late-night show as well. The show is also popular in the Republic of Macedonia and Serbia. It's also watched by many Bulgarian immigrants all over the world (USA, Australia etc.)

The show has its own TV studio in the National Palace of Culture and a live audience of about 100-150.

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