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Series / Sze U Tonight

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Sze U Tonight (今晚睇李 note ) is a Hong Kong Late Night Talk Show produced and created by TVB. Hosted by actor and impressionist Johnson Lee (李思捷), the show first aired in early 2015.

The show also has a house band led by Pal Sinn (单立文) called Palwerful Band. Kiu Bobo (喬寶寶) serves as show announcer, and Coco is the resident bartender. There is also a member of staff called Jackie Chen with whom Johnson has an on-going beef.


Each show features two main guests, and a musical guest to close the show. Before the main guest leaves, they are asked to participate in a game. Most episodes also feature at least one sketch.

Sze U Tonight contains examples of:

  • And Your Reward Is Clothes: In most episodes, Johnson will give away a prize - usually punny ones relevant to a guest's (nick)name or project they're well known for - to his main guest after completing the game. In a case of Early Installment Weirdness, the first few episodes saw him give gold-plated prizes.
  • Birthday Episode: Johnson recorded one episode the day after his birthday. That episode saw 14 additional guests join the set, and several surprises for him.
  • Call-Back: One of the very early episodes saw a skit in which Johnson runs to Tony Hung's house, and steals his TVB award for best host. Around three months later, Tony comes to claim his award back.
  • Character Tics:
    • Johnson always flings his arm towards the band whenever he makes a joke that gets a Sting, or whenever he wants the band to perform one.
    • When Johnson first walks on set, he will almost always have his right hand in his pocket, and his left hand pointing at the audience or the band.
  • Chick Magnet: Johnson constantly makes fun of this trope, due to the fact that the Hong Kong paparazzi keep romantically pairing him with female stars.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Johnson and Pal, although this trope is played up more with Pal.
  • Comically Missing the Point: This sketch, which also relies quite a bit on the Fun with Homophones trope.
  • Continuity Nod: In epiodes 15 and 16, Johnson mentions that the show needs a new studio, and asks any viewers to contact them if they have one large enough to accompany around 200 people. The start of episode 17 sees the show being hosted in a small flat, until they're informed that Studio Four is free for them to use.
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  • Drinking Game: The games they play often involves the loser(s) having to down shots.
  • The Faceless: Jackie Chen always wears a mask that covers his whole head. Lampshaded in one episode, when Johnson goes on a mission to find out if Jackie is male or female, and what he looks like under the mask. Subverted in that Jackie wears a mask underneath his mask.
  • Fun with Homophones: The show really loves this trope. For a start, the title counts as one.


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