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.
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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