Welcome to Stand-Up Tokyo – your ultimate guide to stand-up comedy in Japan’s capital city. Japan has a great history of comedy from rakugo to manzai; it also has a bustling English language comedy scene ranging from open mics to full blown headliner shows.

We are working hard to entertain Tokyo residents – expats and locals alike – as well as the many tourists visiting here, with open mics, shows and regular overseas acts. This site lists all comedy events in Tokyo – including those not organised by us. As a first port of call though, we do recommend our flagship show, every Wednesday at Good Heavens Comedy Club, Shimokitazawa.

[some of Stand-Up Tokyo’s regular comedians striking a post-show pose with headliner Stuart Goldsmith]

If you are an overseas act looking for more information on the scene, or a Tokyo resident thinking of trying out a few lines on the mic yourself, write to us via the contact page or by email:


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