08.02.2021, 00:49

Famous comic artists celebrate Lunar New Year


Famous comic artists celebrate Lunar New Year
A special TV theatrical show featuring famous comic artists, singers and dancers, called Tự Trao Xuan (Satirical Show for Spring Festival), will air on HCM City Television (HTV) to celebrate Tết (Lunar New Year), which falls on February 12 this year. — Photo courtesy of the producer

HCM CITY — A special TV show featuring famous comic artists Trung Dan, Quốc Thảo and Le Giang will air on HCM City Television (HTV) to celebrate Tết (Lunar New Year) holiday, which falls on February 12 this year.   

The show, called Tự Trao Xuan (Satirical Show for Spring Festival), features a series of one and two-act plays portraying social issues in the country in 2020. 

The pandemic, quarantines, and working and studying from home will be highlighted. 

Southern farmers and their traditional culture and lifestyle during the holiday will also be included. 

Dan, Thảo and Giang, who have more than 25 years of experience in the industry, will demonstrate their talents in comedy, singing and dance. 

They will perform together in a comedy featuring the story of Ông Cong- Ông Tao (Kitchen Gods) who, as tradition, flies up to Heaven on the 23rd day of the 12th lunar month to report to Ngọc Hoang (the Ruler of Heaven) every happening on the Earth throughout the year. 

According to Vietnamese legend, families burn vang mã (votive paper) of clothes, hats and boots to ride Ông Cong-Ông Tao to Heaven to report on the household’s activities to God.

On the show, dozens of singers and dancers will perform folk songs and dances in praise of country, soldiers, love and Spring.

American singer Kyo York and young pop idols will perform dance and electronic music. Songs about Tết, youth and love will be featured. 

Kyo York, 35, came to Viet Nam in late 2009. He offered English training to young people in the southern province of Hậu Giang. Later, he moved to HCM City and developed his music career. 


American singer Kyo York (right) in ao dai (Vietnamese dress) performs in Tự Trao Xuan (Satirical Show for Spring Festival), a special TV show celebrating Lunar New Year produced by the HCM City Television.Photo courtesy of the producer

 Young singer Jay L of HCM City, said: “We hope our performance in Tự Trao Xuan sends best wishes for Tết to people across the country." 

Featured performances include folk dances staged by artists in ao dai (Vietnamese traditional dress) from the HCM City-based dance troupe Viet Hải. 

The show, Tự Trao Xuan, will air at 8.30pm on the HTV9 channel on the last day of lunar calendar, February 11. — VNS