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Also known asخندوانه
Stand-up comedy
Written bySajjad Afsharian
Directed byRambod Javan
Presented byRambod Javan
Theme music composerHabib Badiri
Hooman "Gamno" Shahi
Country of originIran
Original languagePersian
No. of seasons7
No. of episodes735
ProducersJavad Farahani
Ali Ahmadi
CinematographyFarhad Jaberi Yazdi
EditorMehdi Ghanbari
Camera setupBehrang Dezfoolizadeh
Running time80 min to 120 min
Production companiesMTN Irancell
Original networkIRIB Nasim
Original releaseJune 11, 2014 - present
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Khandevane or Khandevaneh (Persian: خندوانه‎) merged from khandeh (laughter) and hendevane (water melon) is an Iranian telecast directed by Rambod Javan. It first aired on 11 June 2014 on Nasim channel. The program is focused on showing that there should not be any reason not to laugh using various acts such as stand-up comedy. It aired on cable network IRIB Nasim on Wednesdays to Fridays at 23:00 (IST). For its first two seasons, the program consisted of several parts like: Stand-up comedy, Live music, and Interviews. Other programs include: Report of the people, Competition in the studio, Sms Competition for featured viewers, and Lottery. A new item added to the show from its third season is Labahang (Lip sync). It is proclaimed by the program that it is adapted from Lip Sync Battle.

Several artists made original songs for the show . Gamno,Habib Badiri,Bomrani, Maziar Sarmeh, Mohsen Chavoshi, Reza Yazdani, and many others.

The program is hosted by Rambod Javan and Nima Shabannejad. There is also a doll, Jenab Khan participating in the show. It has spawned a spin-off, which has mainly the same elements but omitted the audience, called Ghaach (Persian: قاچ‎) (means Slice). Its first season was begun as a tie-in to 2018 World Cup, and the second season was launched alongside the Season 6 of Khandevane.



  • Rambod Javan (Designer, Director and Presenter)
  • Mohammad-Fuad Safarianpour (Art Director)
  • Ali Ahmadi (Producer)
  • Sajjad Afsharian (Author)
  • Bahram Azimi (Making Titles and Animation)
  • Habib Badiri and Hooman "Gamno" Shahi (Singer and Composer)
  • Mahmoud Karimi (Reporter)
  • Behrouz Baghai (Reporter Provinces - Season 2)
  • Abolfazl Sabbagh (Reporter London - Season 2)
  • Mehdi Shah-Hosseini (Stage Manager)
  • Bozorgmehr Hosseinpour (Thinker)



  • Season 1: 11 June 2014 - 25 October 2014 (114 episodes)
  • Season 2: 18 April 2015 - 13 October 2015 (157 episodes)
  • Season 3: 15 March 2016 - 1 October 2016 (137 episodes)
  • Season 4: 20 December 2016 - 19 September 2017 (187 episodes)
  • Season 5: 16 May 2018 - 7 September 2018 (42 episodes)
  • Season 6: 21 November 2018 - 5 April 2019 (49 episodes + 16 Nowruz specials)
  • Season 7: 10 March 2021 - TBA

Awards and nominations[]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2015 15th Hafez Awards Best TV Program Khandevane Won
2016 2nd 3Stars Best Entertainment TV Program Khandevane Won
16th Hafez Awards Best TV Presenter Rambod Javan Nominated
2017 3rd 3Stars Best Entertainment TV Program Khandevane Nominated
Best TV Presenter Rambod Javan Nominated
17th Hafez Awards Best TV Presenter Rambod Javan Nominated


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