The most important New Year’s ritual approaches:

T-minus 12 minutes to the Gaki no Tsukai no-laughing batsu game

gakinotsukaigifs:

Hi everyone! I hope those who are planning to watch the annual no-laughing batsu game this year are ready. As the hour approaches, keep up with the chat at gaki-no-tsukai.com and [this thread] for streaming information.

I’ll post up update once there is a live stream link confirmed.

also:

2014 GAKI NO TSUKAI BATSU GAME LINKS

At the moment, confirmed links are:

kazanbuy (english chat)
kazanology (japanese chat)
gnt.com’s stream

Information links:

gaki-no-tsukai.com (contains chat/threads)
gntchat (english chat/live subbing)

I’ll update this post if more links come in.

filmghoul:

Downtown no Gaki no Tsukai ya Arahende!! - Ep. 634: Hitoshi Matsumoto’s “No Reaction! Pie Hell!” batsu segment (2002)[watch]

Or “Hitoshi Matsumoto’s comedy as a metaphor for life”.

MA

TSU

FUCKING

MOTO

(gaki no tsukai autoreblog #93889)

(via graybles)

Hamada: LIKE A BOSS

One of my favourite things about living here is not having to dig around trying to find Downtown/Gaki no Tsukai downloads/streams. I just have to turn on the TV. 

If it was subbed, I’d be in heaven.

gif via ipandie

number one post!

I

HAVE

STRUCK 

GOLD.

Also, now I don’t have to start that FuckYeahGakiNoTsukai tumblr I’ve been meaning to get around to maybe making whenever.

soyeol:

LOL OMG THE DOLL, THE DOLL KJGFKJHFGH

Gaki no Tsukai autoreblog #637294

 Yoshimoto and the Business of Comedy in Japan | Splitsider

Good read of the day.

Unlike in the US where most aspiring comedians have to tough it out on unforgiving open-mic nights or making YouTube videos they hope will go “the viral,” hopeful Japanese comedians head for Osaka and try to get accepted into a comedy agency school. There are many other agencies and schools in town — called “jimushos”, but Yoshimoto is the biggest and the brightest. And kind of like the mafia, once you’re in a jimusho, you’re in it for life….

 … While many struggling comedians I know would probably love a salaried job where they could list their position as “professional comedian,” it’s not quite as cushy a set-up as it sounds….

 

but a Yoshimoto success story is one that can last a lifetime. All those “crazy” Japanese videos you’ve passed around on the Internet with your friends? More often than not it probably was a product of Yoshimoto.

My love for manzai, and Downtown/Gaki no Tsukai  is well-documented on this here tumblr. 

Pssst, secret: I’ve actually entertained the idea of starting a “FuckyeahGakinotsukaiyaarehende!!” tumblr on a few bored, rainy winter days, but have yet to follow through. 

Also: 2010 Batsu subs almost done!

Gaki no Tsukai’s 2010 Batsu Game goes live in one hour! Stoooooooked. 

Also: 7-11 bento box. I has it. 

Matsumoto Talks about the curry 

Matsumoto rage is genius rage.

Any other Downtown/Gaki no Tsukai/24-hour batsu game fans out there? Holla!