Famous Comedians from Japan

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List of notable or famous comedians from Japan, with bios and photos, including the top comedians born in Japan and even some popular comedians who immigrated to Japan. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Japanese comedians then this list is the perfect resource for you. These comedians are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known comedian from Japan is included when available.

List is made up of a variety of people, including Takeshi Kitano and Naoto Takenaka.

This historic comedians from Japan list can help answer the questions "Who are some Japanese comedians of note?" and "Who are the most famous comedians from Japan?" These prominent comedians of Japan may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Japanese comedians.

Use this list of renowned Japanese comedians to discover some new comedians that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (71 items)
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    Akio Yokoyama is an actor. more

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    • Age: 85
    • Birthplace: Toyama, Japan
    • Profession: Comedian, Actor
    • Credits: About Her Brother, Shikibu monogatari, Gensen-kan Inn, Kah-chan
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    Atsushi Tamura is a famous Japanese comedian from the Hikoshima area of Shimonoseki in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. He and his partner, Ryo Tamura, form the Japanese comedic duo known as "London Boots, Mark1 Mark2". Though the two share the same surname, there is no family relation. The pair started ...more

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    • Age: 42
    • Birthplace: Shimonoseki, Japan
    • Profession: Comedian, Voice acting, Singer, Presenter
    • Credits: Yu-Gi-Oh!: Bonds Beyond Time, Eyeshield 21, Shinjuku Boso Kyukyutai
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    Basho Kingentei

    Basho Kingentei is a Rakugo comedian. more

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    • Age: Died at 54 (1928-1982)
    • Birthplace: Shibuya^! Tokyo, Japan
    • Profession: Comedian
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    Beat Kiyoshi

    Beat Kiyoshi is a comedian and actor. more

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    • Age: 66
    • Birthplace: Japan, Mogami
    • Profession: Comedian, Actor
    • Credits: Kikujirō no Natsu, Yoshiwara enjo
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    Cha Katō, also known as Kato-chan, is a male Japanese comedian and actor. His real name is Hideyuki Katō. Cha is one of the members of The Drifters and plays drums. His work with Ken Shimura, another Drifter, is well known in Japan. Many in Japan were shocked when it was announced in 2011 that he is ...more

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    • Age: 72
    • Birthplace: Japan, Setagaya
    • Profession: Comedian, Musician, Actor
    • Credits: Ghost Story of Two Travelers at Tenamonya, Dorifutazu desu yo! Totte totte torimakure, Nani wa naku tomo zen'in shûgô!!, Shimura Ken no Bakatonosama
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    Chû Arai was a comedian and actor. more

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    • Age: Died at 72 (1928-2000)
    • Birthplace: Japan, Tokyo
    • Profession: Comedian, Actor
    • Credits: Byôin e ikô
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    Edoya Manekineko

    Edoya Manekineko is a comedian. more

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    • Age: 48
    • Birthplace: Chūō, Japan
    • Profession: Comedian
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    Edoya Nekohachi IV

    Edoya Nekohachi IV is a comedian. more

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    • Age: 66
    • Birthplace: Chūō, Japan
    • Profession: Comedian
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