Bilingual Owarai comedians residing in Tokyo talk about what's big in Japan.
Advice for New Comedians in Japan (Be the Biggest Fish in the Smallest Pond)
The boys are back to regale you with stories of horrible gigs, who not to do as a first year comedian, AND they answer a listener email! All that AND more on Small in Japan!
Happy Nick Year! M-1 Grand Prix Reactions and 2021 Predictions
Nick and Stephen are back to discuss the results of M-1 2020, what exactly constitutes manzai in this day and age and then to dole out some spicy predictions for the year to come! Also Nick discusses his future on television.
happy thanksgiving ye jolly bastards!
Not a hoax! The votes have been tabulated and Nick and Stephen are back to encourage the drinking of bleach and discussion of manzai!
Happy thanksgiving and wear a mask!
A Guy with No Hand v. a Guy with No Arms (+ the Yoshimoto COVID-19 Outbreak, Shinzo Abe Coughs Blood, and Dad Nick)
It's the hottest summer on record in Japan and Nick and Stephen are feeling the burn! COVID-19's continued effects, Shinzo Abe's mysterious health condition, the Japanese COVID-19 shame culture, and developments in Japanese television are all discussed but you'll mostly want to listen for Nick talking about UV rays and scolding his daughter during the recording session!
More Trouble for Johnny's Entertainment + Nick Comes Out Against Narcissism
This week, Stephen gets the name of the show wrong, Johnny's Entertainment continues to bleed talent, former Johnny's members continue to kiss and tell, and Nick reaches an evolution in his self-awareness!
Nick Goes Commando (+ Curing Coronavirus By Gargling?)
The boys are back! COVID-19 is still around and Japan just keeps ticking! We talk performing live in the era of corona, the Governor of Osaka's Miracle Cure for the COVID-19 pandemic, the age of telework, and using basic Japanese terms as exotic concepts. PLUS Nick tells us wayyyyyyy more than we needed to know about his clothing habits!
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The Japanese Comedy Scene From The Inside
A almost entirely uncensored and throughly insightful look at Japanese comedy from a set of professional comedians who are pretty sure none of their Japanese speaking colleagues are listening. The open banter and occasional grousing are a great way to learn what it's really like to be a comedian lving and working in Japan and hear a bit of Japanese news along the way.
This show makes my nether regions tingle.
Big in Japan is an occassionally insightful, often profane take on Japanese society and pop culture from a gang of people working in the Japanese entertainment industry.
If you're looking for in-depth anime talk or idol talk, this might not be the show for you but if you want to hear about a side of Japan not normally covered, this might be the show for you.
Great show with a unique angle. Wish the episodes would be longer and a little better audio quality.