Meet the expat comedians who keep Tokyo smiling

Stage Apr 1, 2020

Meet the expat comedians who keep Tokyo smiling

by Elina Davydova

Probably the biggest paradox of stand-up comedy is that while there are no schools of humor — no Bachelor of Laughs degree, not even a “funny” skill on Linkedin to endorse your friend for — stand-up comedians are out there in good numbers. Even ...

Wannabe comics find their voices in Tokyo

Issues | THE ZEIT GIST Jan 12, 2010

Wannabe comics find their voices in Tokyo

by Peter Sidell

"Everyone likes a laugh now and then, right?" So says Chris Wells, and he should know: He's one of the movers and shakers behind Tokyo's lively English-language comedy scene. In bars and cafes around the city, you can watch live standup and improv (think "Whose Line ...