|Also known as||?|
|Genre||Talk Show/Variety Show|
|Presented by||Dee Hsu|
|Country of origin||Taiwan|
|Original||Mandarin and foreign languages (occasionally)|
|No. of episodes||2933|
|Executive||Liu Te-Hui (), Wu Cheng-Hua (Mao Mao) (()), Sun Le-Hsin (), B2 (), Li Kuo-Chiang ()|
|Wang Wei-Chung (), Zhan Ren-Xiong ()|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Production||Chungta Production (?)|
|Original network||CTi Variety|
|Original release||5 January 2004 -|
14 January 2016
|CTi Variety Website|
Kangsi Coming (Chinese: ?; pinyin: ; literally: 'KangXi Arrives" or "Here Comes KangXi') was a Taiwanese variety-comedy talk show hosted by variety show veterans Dee Hsu ( a.k.a. Xiao S) and Kevin Tsai (). It was produced by Chungta Production (?) from 2004 to 2009, and currently produced by Gin Star Entertainment (?) along with the writing and production staff of GUESS. It was first broadcast on 5 January 2004 and ended in 2016. In most episodes, the hosts interview a panel of celebrities in various and controversial topics while employing their signature comedic bantering. It is broadcast in Hong Kong on ATV Home under the name of Variety Show of Mr Con and Ms Csi.
Although it is broadcast in Taiwan, the show is very successful and popular among Chinese speaking audiences across the world who watch uploaded re-runs over the internet or through bootleg DVDs. The show has been mentioned in other Taiwanese variety and talk shows, mainly from presenters who appeared on the show. Since its debut in 2004, it has been one of the most successful talk shows in Taiwan and in Mandarin speaking countries across Asia.
Unlike most Chinese language talk shows, the format of KangSi is fast-paced, humorous and fully self-aware despite topics that are occasionally controversial and taped in a small studio. Most episodes feature a group of entertainers and politicians as guest stars engaging into discussions ranging from their career to gossip and current events. Along with its variety show approach, KangSi frequently accompanies itself with cartoon sound effects, comical use of editing (instant replays and freeze frames) and wacky animated texts and visuals.
This program was originally called "Qi Guai Shi Dian Zhong" (). And later changed to "K?ngx? Lái Le". The word "Kangxi" was derived from the names of both hosts. The word "?" (Kang) was taken from the Chinese name of Kevin Tsai and the word "?" (Xi) was taken from the Chinese name of Dee Hsu, it is also a play on words with the Kangxi Emperor of the Qing Dynasty.
This program is mainly focus on interviews of guests, however, there are also some special units which have been held irregularly:
Since its premiere in 2004, the hosts have interviewed entertainers and politicians from Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China, and elsewhere. Most of the guests have previously hosted and appeared in other Taiwanese variety shows with Tsai and Hsu prior to KangXi.
Barbie Hsu, sister of Dee Hsu, made a rare appearance on the show, discussing part of her very private life outside her career.
Entertainers (not complete)
Andy Lau, Eason Chan, Edison Chen, Carina Lau, Ng Man Tat, Eric Tsang, Nicholas Tse, Shawn Yue, Wong Jing, Cecilia Cheung, Stephen Chow, Twins (band), Joey Yung, Lydia Shum, Vivian Chow, Fiona Sit, Ronald Cheng, Josie Ho, Anita Yuen, Wakin Chau, Joyce Cheng, Anthony Wong, John Woo, Jacky Cheung, Jaycee Chan, Timmy Hung, Kelly Chen, Grasshopper (band)
Huang Lei, Huang Xiaoming, Zhao Wei, Yang Zishan, Huang Bo, Liu Liyang, Huang Yali, Jing Boran, Yu Kewei, zh: () (Ding Ding), zh: (Zhang He Xuan), zh: (Jin Chi), zh: () (Zhang Wei), zh: (Li Jianjun), Jet Li, Anson Hu, Li Bingbing, Zhang Hanyu, Xiao Shenyang, Hu Xia, Ding Dang, Liu Yan, Huang Shengyi, zh:? (The New Seven Little Fortunes), zh: (Ye Zixuan), Yang Qingqian, Jason Zhang, Lu Yao, Best Crew, Na Ying, Chen Kaige, Chen Hong, Chen Jianbin, Han Geng, zh: (Yan Yidan), Guo Jingming, Yu Quan, Xie Na, Zheng Kai, TFBoys, zh: (Wang Xiaofei), Fan Bingbing, Li Chen
Seth Rogen, Michel Gondry (The Green Hornet), Stefanie Sun, Kris Phillips, Take That (Band), Coco Lee, Henry Lee, JJ Lin, Maria Ozawa, Atsushi Tamura, By2, Gary Chaw, Ah Niu, A-do, Michael & Victor, Penny Tai, Eric Moo