The future of comedy looks bleak in 'Galaxy Turnpike'

Oct 14, 2015

The future of comedy looks bleak in 'Galaxy Turnpike'

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Comedy is hard. That’s what many comedians say, at least. Think of Charlie Chaplin filming hundreds of takes per immortal gag. But Koki Mitani — the famously workaholic comic playwright, scriptwriter, director and producer — makes it look easy, with a stupendous number of ...

| Dec 9, 2012

"Give it a try!"; A Matsumoto mystery; CM of the week: Pizza Hut

Celebrity couples are very popular among variety-show producers, but in recent years they have shown more interest in another two-for-one bargain: the parent-child pairing. This week a special two-hour edition of the consumer challenge show, “Otameshi Ka!” (“Give It a Try!”; TV Asahi, Mon. ...