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Waratte Iitomo
Format Talk Variety show
Starring Tamori
Shingo Katori
Masami Hisamoto
Masahiro Nakai
Bakusho Mondai
Tsurube Shōfukutei
Tsutomu Sekine
Tsuyoshi Kusanagi
Opening theme Uki Uki Watching
Country of origin  Japan
Executive producer(s) Koji Ishii
Location(s) Shinjuku Studio Alta
Running time 58 minutes
Original channel Fuji Television
Picture format 480i (SDTV),
1080i (HDTV)
Original run October 4, 1982 – Present

Waratte Iitomo (笑っていいとも!) 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 name of the show means "it's okay to laugh". The show is made in the Studio Alta building located in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Members of the Japanese boy band SMAP, with the exception of Takuya Kimura and Goro Inagaki are regular guests on the show.

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.

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