Introduction to Manzai and Osaka-ben
Osaka is the second largest metropolitan area in Japan and known for its distinct culture. The contrast between Tokyo and Osaka is always a hot topic. The stereotype says Tokyo is serious and Osaka is funny. In fact, Osaka is recognized as a “comedy city” and many comedians are from Osaka.
Osaka comedians use their own dialect “Osaka-ben” in their performance. That is why Osaka-ben is widely known among all Japanese people.
Manzai is a traditional Japanese style of stand-up comedy. Manzai usually involves two performers: Boke (funny man) & Tsukkomi (straight man).
Masaki, Osaka-native, will present basics of Osaka-ben and Manzai.
– History to be a comedy city
– Osaka people stereotype
– Easy tips to convert standard Japanese into Osaka-ben
– Manzai basics – What are neta, ochi, furi?
*Presentation is in English.
Then, we will watch Manzai with English subtitle performed by Downtown, the most popular Manzai duo from Osaka.
We will have a discussion time in English and Japanese–all levels welcome. Grab a beer or your favorite drink, laugh, and enjoy the conversation!
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Meeting ID: 820 3213 6188