Downtown, Ninety-Nine, Cream Stew, Neptune, Bananaman, Penalty, Black Mayonnaise, Tutorial, License, King Kong, Peace, Punk Boo Boo, Slim Club, Oriental Radio . . .
What on Earth is all this about?
Well, if you are familiar with the daily deluge of delights offered up on Japanese television, you'll know at once that the names in that list comprise some of the nation's most popular comedy groups.