|Format||Talk Variety show|
|Starring||Yuki Nozawa (Noon Boyz)
Yuma Sanada (Noon Boyz)
A Series of Regular Members (see below)
|Theme music composer||Ginji Ito|
|Opening theme||Uki Uki Watching|
|Country of origin||Japan|
Shoichi Kuroki (chief)
|Running time||58 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Fuji Television|
|Original channel||Fuji Television|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV),
|Original run||October 4, 1982– present|
Morita Kazuyoshi Hour: Waratte Iitomo! (森田一義アワー 笑っていいとも!, "It's Okay to Laugh!") is a Japanese variety show aired every weekday on Fuji TV. The show is hosted by Tamori (Morita Kazuyoshi) and has run since 1982. The show is produced in the Studio Alta building located in Shinjuku, Tokyo. The show features a series of regular members who only feature on a particular day of the week. These regular members are changed periodically.
As well as the long-running presenter (Tamori) and "Noon Boyz", the show features certain regular members depending on the day of the week. As of August 13, 2013 these regulars are:
Guinness World Record
Three people from this show have received a Guinness World Record. On April 5, 2002, Tamori attended Waratte Iitomo's 5000th show, giving him the record for the longest continued hosting of a live television program. His record was recorded in the 2003 Guinness Book of World Records. On December 26, 2007, it was revealed that Shingo Katori beat the previous record (9 s 50 ms) of consuming 500 ml of milk shake in 9 s 8 ms. However, on the show on that day, Toshi from the owarai duo Taka and Toshi beat his time by 0.02 ms.
- "「笑っていいとも！」３月で終了 背景に視聴率の低落" ["Waratte Iitomo to finish broadcasting in March 2014, with a backdrop of a fall in viewing figures] (in Japanese). Asahi Shimbun. October 22, 2013. Retrieved October 22, 2013.
- "森田一義アワー 笑っていいとも!" (in Japanese). Retrieved August 13, 2013.
- ""Waratte Iitomo" adds AKB48′s Sashihara Rino and Johnny’s Jrs. Nozawa Yuki, Sanada Yumi". TokyoGraph. 1 October 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2012.
- "End of the Road for Waratte Iitomo". Japan Zone. 22 October 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2013.
- "木下優樹菜:栗原類らと「笑っていいとも！」新レギュラーに 出産後初のテレビ出演" [Yukina Kinoshita to be a new regular guest on Waratte Iitomo together with Louis Kurihara]. Mainichi jp (in Japanese). Japan: The Mainichi Newspapers. 1 October 2012. Retrieved 22 November 2012.
- Official website (Japanese)