Famous Comedians from Japan

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. {#nodes}
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    Age: 73
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