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Tokyo Comedy Store (2008)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Comedy | 4 September 2008 (USA)
Tokyo Comedy Store is a movie starring Nick Abrams, Yukinko Akira, and Brian Christopher Anderson. An in-depth and hilarious documentary about Japanese comedy and culture as seen through the eyes of the Director.

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Credited cast:
Nick Abrams ... Himself
Yukinko Akira ... Himself
Brian Christopher Anderson ... Himself
John Antonino ... Himself
Cloudy B. Bongwater ... Himself
Kevin Cooney ... Himself
Spring Day ... Herself
Mimi Ersin ... Herself
Iain Gibb ... Himself
Dave Gutteridge ... Himself
Yutaka Hirose ... Himself
Yuki Hisamichi ... Herself
Jun Imai ... Himself
Corey Jarvis ... Himself
Katsura Kaishi ... Himself


An in-depth and hilarious documentary about Japanese comedy and culture as seen through the eyes of the Director.

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We're funnier than you think...


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Hilarious and Witty Stand-up
30 September 2008 | by See all my reviews

This documentary is a good showcase of what it's like trying to be an English-speaking stand- up comedian in Tokyo and the different styles of comedy the Japanese present. The stand-up comedy done by the expats is hilarious, as it highlights the ups and downs of being a gaijin (foreigner in Japan). The comedians are very intelligent and witty and poke fun at their surroundings without too much offense. Anderson's (the director/lead) comedic journey starts out shaky, but towards the end of his time in Tokyo becomes more confident and his material much funnier. I also enjoyed how the documentary has a segment on rakugo that is explained in both English and Japanese, making this 'kneel down' style comedy understandable for Western audiences. Well done. I really enjoyed it!

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