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Warkop DKI, or widely known as Warkop, is famous comedy group from Indonesia. The group was formed in the early 70s, by Nanu Mulyono, Rudy Badil, Wahyu Sardono (Dono), Kasino Hadiwibowo and Indrojoyo Kusumonegoro (Indro).

The original name was actually Warkop Prambors, because the five of them was originally hosts of a comedy show in a Prambors radio station. The show usually take form in sketch which each of them performed several characters. The radio show was a huge success, which prompted for request for their appearance on stage shows. The shows ranged from high school prom nights to clubs or hotels.

After Mulyono and Badil departed the group, Warkop lose the Prambors from their group name so they don’t have to pay royalty to the radio station. They added DKI (which is the abbreviation of their names (Dono, Kasino, Indro).

The peak of their popularity was during the 80s. They made movies which raked in millions and their shows was always highly anticipated. In the 90s, they started to fade. The emergence of new comedy groups and Kasino failing health was proved too much for Warkop. They have their own TV shows which didn’t last long. Kasino passed away in 1997 after a long battle with cancer and it was the final coffin in the group. Indro and Dono tried to carry on, but they give up when Dono too contracted cancer and passed away in 2001. Indro now works as talk show host or MC for events.

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