The show is noted for its fresh and witty appeal, and it is very popular with the younger audiences. The show began to air in 2004 and was a huge success. The first episode aired on November 19, 2004 and the first season ended on May 27, 2005. The show had been put on hold due to Johar's commitment to his next directorial project, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006). After 4 years and various re-runs on Star World, Koffee with Karan returned on screen on November 7, 2010 for season 3. Until February 13, 15 episodes have been aired on Star World.
The segment involves Johar asking a volley of questions to the guest, in which they have to answer as quickly as possible. The questions usually involve making choices between two options or just giving a straight answer. Johar usually forces the guest to choose one option of the two he presents.
Johar uses a bleep, which he calls the Lie-O-Meter, to indicate if he thinks the guest is lying. The Lie-O-Meter was mostly used in season one.
Sometimes the show features a segment which allows the guest to see and hear other people's opinions. They may come from the general public or......