Kargin Haghordum is the most favorite comedy TV show among Armenians. Their jokes are the most famous and mostly loved.
Ever wondered about knowing typical Armenian humor? Over the years there have been many comedy shows in Armenia, many of them were successful.
But there are some shows that definitely took over the rest. Among the most loved and long lasting comedy TV shows in Armenia is Kargin Haghordum.
Our article about Kargin Haghordum will definitely help you understand what kind of humor Armenians prefer most of all.
This Armenian TV show is one of the highly-ranked comedies having great number of views on YouTube.
Age, Gender Interests Doesn’t Matter: Everybody loves Kargin Haghordum!
Kargin Haghordm is an Armenian TV show which started being broadcasted in 2002. The TV show consisted of 3-5 minute lasting sketches.
The topic of the humor was extremely large. You can find everything in Kargin Haghordum: social problems, sexual relations, cheating of married couples, older and younger generation problems.
All this is introduced in such a funny way that people started adoring Kargin Haghordum from the very first time of its broadcasting.
Kargin Haghordum is also one of the most long lasting TV shows in Armenia. Kargin Haghordum was actively engaged in work almost 10 years. Though being so long lasting program it never bored Armenian audience.
Moreover, when the project was stopped, it raised a huge excitement among Armenians. They couldn’t imagine how could they spend the most enjoyable hours of their weekend without Kargin Haghordum.
Though there weren’t any new sketches shoot, people rejected to say goodbye to Kargin Haghordum. The sketches are broadcasted on TV on some occasional days even till today! Their YouTube channel belongs to those Armenian channels which has most views.
By the way, if we translate “Kargin Haghordum” from Armenian, it means “Cool show” and it really was the coolest show!
What’s So Special About Kargin Hagordum?
Literally everything! First of all, the characters and the roles which were so professionally performed made people adore Kargin Haghordum. You can find any character in this huge variety of sketches.
The most important thing is that all those characters are typically Armenian, flavored with great humor. In those characters people find the people whom they can meet in their everyday life.
However, due to the great sense of humor and professional approach of the actors, they never tease people in this way. In opposite, each of the character becomes so much loved that people start reciting his/her words in their daily lives.
Remember, if someone is reciting something from Kargin Haghordum and the other one recognizes from what sketch it was, that they are very likely to become friends.
Hayko Mko: Legendary Armenian Comedian Duo of Kargin Haghordum
You’ll hardly find anyone in Armenia, who is not well aware of this duo. Hayko (Hayk Marutyan) and Mko (Mkrtich Arzumanyan) are the main actors of Kargin Haghordum.
Besides starring in Kargin Haghorum they are also the screenwriters of this Armenian TV shows. Hayko and Mko were known to Armenian audience from the early 1990-s. They were taking part in Armenian KVN (comedy competition).
In 2002, the guys found that it was time for working together on a new project. Kargin Haghordum started being broadcasted on Armenia TV. Besides improvising jokes, Hayko and Mko used to take some famous anecdotes and jokes and shoot sketches.
The project appeared to be very successful. The project stopped at 2011. Being about 10 years on the screens was a great achievement for the guys.
What Happened after Kagin Haghordum?
After Kargin Haghordum, they decided to try something new together, so they started working on a new sitcom called “Kargin Serial” (Cool series).
Kargin Serial was the first sitcom of Armenia․ Though the project Kargin Serial had a huge success, it never exceeded the ranking of Kargin Haghordum. After several years of collaboration, the duo decided to stop their collaboration and continue building their own careers each for themselves.
This was a great “tragedy” for Armenian audience. The question why Hayko and Mko stopped working together was one of the most frequently asked ones. There appeared even several conspiracy theories about their arguments and misunderstanding.
This may be because they started their career together and the audience never thought of them separately. No one used the name Mko without Hayko and the opposite; it was always Hayo&Mko, just like one person.
The guys hurried to give their own explanation to the question. They said their interests and further plans somehow crossed and it was the time to work separately.
There were some attempts to start Kargin Haghordum with a new cast. This plan was definitely not a good idea, as everybody loved and recognized this Armenian TV show thanks to especially Hayko and Mko.
Though Kargin Haghordum is rarely broadcasted on TV nowadays, you can enjoy their sketches on YouTube. Their YouTube channel is constantly being updated and contains almost all sketches.
Kargin Haghordum’s Beloved Cast
Kargin Haghordum Actor #1: Hayko
Hayko (Hayk Marutyan) is an Armenian comedian. Being extremely smart and intellectual person, Hayko has always brought laughter to lots of Armenians.
What’s so interesting about Hayk Marutyan is that he has no professional education of an actor. Hayk Marutyan has graduated State Engeenering University of Armenia.
You can see Hakyo literally in every role. Each of his roles he fulfills in so much enthusiasm and professionalism that sooner it becomes loved.
Nowadays Hayko is mainly engaged in directing and starring in Armenian comedy movies. He is also a great philantrophist and social activist.
Hayko is the essential figure in Armenian TV show Kargin Hgahordum, thanks to whom it became so much successful.
Kargin Haghordum Actor #2: Mko
Another incomparably talented actor is Mkrtich Arzumanyan known to Armenian audience as Kargin Mko.
Mkrtich Arzumanyan is known for his unique talent of an actor. Even his slightest face expression can make people laugh out loud. We are not surprised, since Mko is originally from Gyumri. In case, you didn’t know, Gyumri is the capital of humor in Armenia.
Of course, both guys are too talented, but their strongest point in Kargin Haghordum was their collaboration. Indeed, it was difficult to imagine Hayko without Mko and vice versa in Kargin Haghordum.
Mkrtich Arzumanyan is now also engaged in Armenian cinematography. One of his latest films is a comedy movie “Run away or get Married”, featuring Iveta Mukuchyan.
Kargin Haghordum Actor #3: Ashot Meloyan
Besides the main actors of this Armenian TV show, there were also several supporting actors who became known and loved due to Kargin Haghordum.
Ashot Meloyan is one of them. You can meet Ashot Meloyan in a lot of sketches of Kargin Haghordum.
Besides starring in Kargin Haghordum, Ashot was also the advertizing manager of this Armenian TV show. Nowadays Ashot Meloyan is not so active in show-business, so he appears on TV very rarely.
Kargin Haghordum Actor #4: Hasmik Gharibyan (In memory)
Of course, Kargin Haghorgun could not be perfect without female roles. Hasmik Gharibyan was one of the most favorite members of Kargin Haghordum.
We could see her in various roles from a passionate mistress to a nerdy student. She was bright in all her roles.
People used to call her “Kargin Haso”. Hasmik Gharibyan was one of the first members of Kargin Haghordum. Hasmik was also a singer and songwriter. After Kargin Haghordum she was mainly engaged in the career of a singer.
Unfortunately, Hasmik Gharibyan is not with us now. She has passed away from cancer in 2014. This fact was quite upsetting for Armenian audience, as Hasmik Gharibyan was one of the most favorite actresses in Armenia.
Her death was especially terrible for her co-stars of Karghin Haghordum, who couldn’t help their tears while talking to journalists during her funeral.
Kargin Haghordum Actor #5: Armine Poghosyan
There were some roles in Kargin Haghordum which you could not imagine without Armine Poghosyan.
Thanks to her unique sense of humor and energetic nature, Armine’s roles have become so fun and known, that very often Armine was being called by her characters’ name by her fans.
After Kargin Haghordum Armine used to take part in several Armenian TV shows and sitcoms.
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