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Part of Dirty Sanchez’s six days in Japan was spent with their spiritual forefathers, The Tokyo Shock Boys, known in Japan as Dengeki Network. The boys, who are now in the their late 30s, have been on the comedy circuit since 1990, entertaining audiences with don’t-try-this-at-home-kids stunts, things such as lighting farts, or blowing dry ice fumes from their nostrils.

The group, comprising Torata Nambu, Gyuzo, Sangojyugo and Danna Koyanagi, first met while working as concert roadies. “I think working backstage with big names such as The Rolling Stones inspired us to want to become superstars,” Gyuzo says.

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