ABOUT THE SHOW
Winner of Directors’ Choice Award at Melbourne International Comedy Festival (2023)
Japanese Boy Takashi has lived in Australia for 5 years. He is getting more Aussie, but he is still so Japanese. The more Aussie he becomes, the more he loves Australia. The more he loves Australia, the more he wants to write jokes about Australia. This show is about a Japanese boy who tries to show you his understanding and love about his favorite country, Australia. Big Bow. Arigato.
As seen on MICF Oxfam Gala, MICF Roadshow and Comedy Up Late.
★★★★ “Often quirky observations.” – Timeout
★★★★ “You can’t help but fall in love with Takashi’s demeanour.” – The Fourth Wall
There is a full lockout for this performance and latecomers will not be permitted.
Infants 12 months and under on the knee permitted.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
A typical Japanese boy, Takashi visited Sydney as an exchange student in 2012 where he joined the local comedy scene. He quickly built a unique reputation, performing at ‘Homebake Festival 2012’ and frequented spots at the Sydney Comedy Store. Upon his return to Japan, he joined the English comedy scenes in Osaka and Tokyo. In 2018, he moved to Australia and started his comedy career in earnest. He was picked as a performer at Comedy Zone Asia at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2018. He performed on the ABC television show “Tonightly with Tom Ballard”, “Comedy Up Late” and “MICF Oxfam Gala”.
His festival solo show “Welcome to Japan”, “Farm Backpacker (Subclass 417)”, “Stay Home Stay (Japan Boy Stuck in Oz)” and “Japanese Worry” were sold out at comedy festivals around Australia. Takashi also joined Sydney Comedy Festival Roadshow and Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow and travelled all over Australia to perform. Stuck in a chasm between Japanese and Western culture, Takashi brings a fresh and unique perspective on Aussie life. His insights into everyday life in Japan are sure to have you both fascinated & roaring with laughter.
PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES
Suitable for ages 15+
Contains adult themes
Contains coarse language