As pretty much any returning reader to this blog knows, I am an “owarai geinin” in Japan. Why don’t I just call myself a comedian? Because the more and more time I spend in the Japanese entertainment industry, the more I’ve come to understand that comedians and geinin are two completely different categories of roles/people entirely.
With the novel coronavirus pretty much putting everything on hold everywhere in the world, now is the perfect time to take of stock of how the Japanese entertainment world has changed or shifted over the last couple of years.
Pretty sure that this is against my company policies but the blog system they have had me use sucks donkey testes and was obviously not meant for English so for now, it’s back to this.
What’s changed since my last post announcing the closing of this blog?
Well, to start out, I’m a minor Netflix celebrity now. Starting from the 30th of June, What’s Manzai?!!!, a Yoshimoto sanctioned, Yoshimoto produced “documentary” (Can’t really talk about that for obvious reasons) about Japanese comedy went live worldwide on Netflix, which is a bigger deal than my Japanese overseers seem to realize. What’s changed for me since that point? Well, I sleep in the nude now. That much is happening.
I’m also completely broke right now, completely fitting that stereotype of a broke struggling comedian. Except I’m in Japan.
I’m also writing a book sorta. But that’s way off in the distance.
Anyways, I’m back for the time being until my company shits this down. So enjoy.