Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Japanese comedy

This year a number of comedy duos broke through, but the two that stand out most to me are 日本エレキテル連合 (Nihon Erekiteru Rengou), a female duo and どぶろっく(Doburokku), a male duo.

With the female group, one member portrays an older man who has ordered an android to stand in for his deceased wife. Most of the sketches revolve around him trying to get her to do something with him. Akemi-chan is the android, but is apparently broken; the only words she utters are "Dame yo. Dame, Dame." (No. No, no.)
Check out a sketch below:

Doburokku uses song to deliver their comedy. The tag line is "Moshikshite dakedo," which is something like "could it be?," "possibly?," "maybe?" Their songs are targeted at women they happen to pass on the street with lines like, "Walking down the street late at night; You turned and looked back. As you hurried away; Could it be? Possibly? You're hurrying back home to clean your place for me?" Their addictive tune has been used in various commercials and for various products. Check it out below:


  1. I watch an unwarrented amount of Japanese comedy with the bf and these two acts are my favorites.

  2. I saw Nihon Erekiteru Rengou do a sketch with a robot Matsuko DX a few days ago that was brilliant!