Absolutely No Laughing

Japanese Comedians: the Funniest in the World!

Famous people on TV are rarely known outside their country. The Japanese have their own name for celebrities: お笑い芸人 (owarai geinin), お笑いタレント (owarai tarento), or simply 芸人 (geinin), which would translate to ‘comedian artist’, ‘comedian talent(ed) person’, or just ‘artist’. They are not talented people? There is often a duo of two comedians pairing to…