Pesbukers is a variety show program on ANTV that tends to be a comedy. The existence of this program can be seen from the persistence of the program from 2011 until now (June 2016). On the August 17, 2015 episode, the presentation of Pesbukers program was made special and different from the other episodes. This research aimed to determine the aesthetics of Pesbukers program through the arrangement of its artistic element. The research used the aesthetic theory of Jakob Sumardjo to analyze the problem which emphasized on the aspects of objects, actors, economy, politics, and context. The narrative and cinematic elements were the supporting elements of Pesbukers program of the August 17, 2015 episode. The results showed that in this episode Pesbukers accommodated Independence Day celebrations as the dominant aesthetic appearance, so in addition to providing entertainment, it also gave political messages of nationalism.
Keywords: variety show program, Pesbukers, aesthetics, the celebration of Independence Day