Saturday, October 15, 2011

Improv Comedy in Tokyo: Pirates of Tokyo Bay

I am always on the lookout for Comedy shows to go to and, thanks to a review in the Japan Times I discovered some Improv Comedy happening a pub called 'What the Dickens' in Ebisu.
A group calling themselves the Pirates of Tokyo did a show on Oct 16th 2011

Doors opened at :7:00pm and the show started at 7:30 Entrance was 1500 Yen which included one free drink. Food was available.

Location : "What the Dickens" , 1-13-3 EBISU-NISHI SHIBUYA-KU TOKYO. 3 minutes walk from Ebisu station, JR Yamanote line and Hibiya subway line.

If you have ever seen the TV show "Who's line is it anyway" then you'll know the kind of thing.

The show was in both English and Japanese. I was interested to see how they would handle that. In fact it was very well done with some games all in English, some all in Japanese, and some in a mixture with some translations.

The show is divided in to a number of different games.

I really enjoyed the evening and I am looking forward to their next show they hope to put some time in December. I'll be posting details here when I hear about it.


Mike Staffa said...

Hey Jon,

Mike Staffa here of the Pirates of Tokyo Bay! Thanks for posting the photos and for coming to our show. What did you think of it? We hope you had fun.

Jon Allen said...

Hi Mike,
I really enjoyed the show, I think was expertly done.
Looking forward to the next one

Mike Staffa said...

Great to hear Jon! We are looking at show dates now (after taking November off). Look for monthly shows to start up in Dec!

Mike Staffa said...

Did you see our next show is Dec 18th @What the Dickens?! Tell your friends ;)