Before 10am yesterday, I had never heard of the Tokyo Shock Boys. But I had a colleague who couldn’t make it and had to sell her tickets off for yesterdays show. And it was a good thing I picked them up! It was crazy!
Their tagline was “Please laugh, we’re risking our lives.”.
And I didn’t realize how shocking it would be! ROFL. We literally laughed their pants off a couple of times. And I nearly fell off my seat so many times! All that crazy shit you see on youtube videos and Jackass, well they’re like veterans in that line. It’s the first time I’ve seen it done live and coupled with Japanese humour, it turned out very fun! (Ahem, but it’s not really family-friendly.)
Image courtesy of http://www.independentweekly.com.au.
There are four of them: Danna San, the Super Milk Man who can drink milk through his nose and squirt it out through his eyes a good meter away! (And he also possesses the Iron Butt! A grown man breaking things with his butt muscles!) Gyuzo San, who has super eyes and puts a live scorpion in his mouth. Nambu San, who is the craziest Number One everrr! He drank a pint of beer through his nose, and brought new meaning to balls of steel. LIVE. And Sango San – he’s mainly the MC and holds the show together.
The audience participation is also pretty crazy. They get us to do their dance, they vacumm-packed someone and cling-wrapped a few others. ROFL. A plastic cloth was provided for those sitting right in front, in the Danger Zone. It was completely mad on stage.
And very dangerous, dangerous. Yes, yes. Very dangerous…
LOL. I haven’t laughed so much in ages! It’s a great start to the Comedy Festival this year! It does somewhat remind me of Gamarjobat, but just a whole lot more focused on the dangerous.