Zaza Ivanishvili

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Zaza Ivanishvili
Ivanishvili on Zazashi
BornZaza Ivanishvili Zanguri
(1960-11-11) November 11, 1960 (age 60)
Kaspi, Varkana
Alma materKaspi University
  • Comedian
  • producer
  • television host

Zaza Ivanishvili Zanguri BSM (Varkan: ზაზა ივანიშვილი ზანგური; born 11 November 1960) is a Varkan comedian, producer, and television host. He is best known for hosting the STV 1 program Zazashi since 2003.

Early life and education




In January 2003, Ivanishvili permanently left WHATEVER SHOW to host his own late-night talk show, Zazashi, on STV 1. Ivanishvili begins Zazashi with a comic opening monologue based upon current events and other topical issues. Every week, the show welcomes, on the same set, personalities from different spheres of interest: politics, sport, show, literature, journalism, religion, affairs, etc. They usually have taken part in news of the week, and although they are mostly Varkans, they sometimes are international guests. They get invited to discuss, freely express themselves and share their opinions on hot topics or on topics directly related to them. Sometimes it consists of interviews or games, sometimes only discussion, Ivanishvili pilots debates and conversations.

Zazashi has earned widespread praise. It has been nominated for more than ten Elene Awards.

Guest appearances and collaborations

Ivanishvili is a frequent commentator on various Varkan and Aetolian channels, including the STV umbrella, VTV and AETOLIAN NETWORK. Ivanishvili has regularly appeared on AETOLIAN NETWORK's TALK SHOW with HOST and has also been a frequent guest on VTV's VARIETY SHOW with HOST, POLITICAL SHOW, and POLITICAL SHOW with HOST.

In 2017, he commented the final of the Kartuli Tasi between Khoni Mamali S.K. and SK Kaspi alongside President Giorgi Latso for STV 2.

Public image

Ivanishvili has been dubbed "the nation's MC" for his broad appeal and popularity with a wide demographic of viewers. He has consistently ranked as the top comedian in Varkana, topping polls in 2008, and for six consecutive years since 2012. He is one of the highest paid television personalities in Varkana, and one of the most in-demand endorsers. Ivanishvili is known for his unique personality, no-holds-barred attitude and wit. Ivanishvili's hosting received positive reviews. Bechdvit wrote: "He is making an artistic character that has not only been able to cope with the excellent buzzword copying ability as well as the irreverent speech." Tribuna wrote: "His charm is make space for guest to shine."

Personal life


Television host


Television drama