Happy Camp exists for more than ten years now and is the most popular entertainment shows in China. However, it seriously lack exposure from the outside world, so here is a fast little introduction to its cast member and its concept!
Like the Korean show Running Man, it contains a big crew of fix members that tends to outnumber the number of guests each week. That one time all the exo members went on it, the MC himself said it was the most guests they ever got for one day at the platform. hmmm… Each week, it receives famous actors and singers from the c-entertainment and promotes the popular dramas, movie and TV shows. Many big names came on the show such as:
Here is a quick profile of its main cast:
He Jiong: Aka the short one. Aka the main MC. Aka the monkey teacher. Aka the most respected MC of the show. He started in 1998 with Li Xiang (the oter main MC of the show who sadly left in 2002 and was replaced by Xie Na) He is a well respected figure in the field and has one of the most follow up on Weibo.
Li Weijia: Started in 1999. He is quick and all, but sadly doesn’t have the presence of He Jiong. He is more subtle but still a very good MC.
Xie Na: Started in 2002. She is funny, edgy and loud. Loud in the sense that she will often talk over the guests when she thinks she is funny and capable to entertain the live public. The ting is, she IS funny. And she is super fun to listen to, but sometimes, just sometimes, I wish she would have let the guests talk a little more.
Hai Tao: Considered as the chubby newbie that they need to take care of and at the same time, laugh at. He is hilarious most of the time, while not talking as much as the main three and seems to be the genuine and hardworking kind. He also cry easily and always seems to be bullied (in a friendly way of course)
Wu Xin: Started at the same time as Hai Tao, she is sadly far from been a good MC. Her jokes come up as awkward and plain and are often left uncommented because nobody really knows how to respond. She seems nice but you can definitely feel she is not well cut for the entertainment industry.
Overall, the cast can be really fun and they definitely work well together. So well than I often feel like the guests are been left out during the show, which quite frankly, just feel unprofessional. On the other hand, they definitely keep the show entertaining and I often catch up one or two episodes per week!