Why is Japanese comedy superior to western comedy?

Zachary Green
Zachary Green

Why is Japanese comedy superior to western comedy?

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Daniel Kelly
Daniel Kelly

America is the entire west

Cooper Kelly
Cooper Kelly

Every other country in the west just wants to copy American productions so yeah.

Nolan Collins
Nolan Collins

I can't honestly say I find any anime funnier than Tom and Jerry, The Simpsons, or countless other American cartoons. But, that's just my opinion. Debate me, and you will lose.

Owen Cruz
Owen Cruz

The only American shows I find superior to Japanese ones are old Simpsons, Seinfield and Friends.

Easton Rivera
Easton Rivera

Japanese comedy is god awful.

Nathaniel Carter
Nathaniel Carter

Because American TV and film comedy comes from the assumption that the audience has either never heard the joke before or is stupid enough to have forgotten it (they often are).

Japan retells just as many jokes but it's typically under the assumption that the audience has heard it before and respects the joke, or has heard it before and expects the joke to go one way when the writers, playing the meta, make it go another.

That's how it's come to seem to me, than "western humor" relies on a lack of awareness of tropes and anime counts on them enough to name them inside of the series as meta commentary.

Ayden Hernandez
Ayden Hernandez

No Gag Manga Biyori

Literally the pinnacle of human comedic achievement

David Adams
David Adams

Japanese comedy is god awful.

Jose Hughes
Jose Hughes

What is row 2, column 3? Looks interesting.

Kayden Watson
Kayden Watson

I always confuse rows with columns but I assume you mean this one since the other option is a currently airing show and you should know by now.

Christopher Cooper
Christopher Cooper

The Japanese humor is mostly inferior and not the sole reason to watch any kind of anime, even the comedies. Over half the time for example the "straight man" in a setup joke has no purpose, commenting after the joke already delivered.

Colton Brooks
Colton Brooks

Rows: Left to Right, horizontal.
Columns: Up to down, vertical. Think Roman columns.

Anyways yeah I didn't mean Sakamoto-kun

Easton Sullivan
Easton Sullivan

anime has never actually made me laugh from comedy. it's fucking garbage comedy most of the time. American comedy shows are almost always better in some way.

Elijah Roberts
Elijah Roberts

It definitely isn't, Japanese humour can't touch the west and that goes for regular tv/variety shows as well as anime and manga. I can't imagine them ever coming up with something on the level of Arrested Development, the Simpsons, It's Always Sunny, the Office, Parks and Rec etc, and I wouldn't even say they're all at the top of Western comedy (they're just my personal favourites). Maybe it's because they don't get sarcasm/irony and are too stuck on tsukkomi and slapstick gags.

Easton Gutierrez
Easton Gutierrez

DUDE
WEED
LMAO

Hunter Richardson
Hunter Richardson

/tv/ please go and take your shit taste with you

Alexander Brown
Alexander Brown

muh /tv/ boogeyman
You can fuck off now. I love UY, Tokimeki Tonight, cromartier high school and Shin-chan but they are far from stuff like Seinfeld, AD, CYE or even the old simpsons

Michael Rodriguez
Michael Rodriguez

naming a bunch of obscure comedy anime no one cares about
Whatever you say mate.

Isaiah Lee
Isaiah Lee

I actually agree with this post.

David Phillips
David Phillips

Shin-chan
Cromartie
Obscure

Brayden Allen
Brayden Allen

American cartoons have become the equivalent of meme-spouting retards. Anime is more "fresh"

Hudson Watson
Hudson Watson

not knowing Tokimeki tonight and UY and the worst offender is not knowing cromartie
I really hope you are baiting.
Sup Forums was suppose to have high power levels and watch stuff like this and more

Cooper Watson
Cooper Watson

forgettable slapstick humour
funny

David Sanders
David Sanders

watch deadpool expecting a good time
it's just full of unfunny shit and memes

Gabriel Harris
Gabriel Harris

it's just full of forced unfunny shit and memes
fixed

William Morris
William Morris

oh yeah? go look at their stand up comedy and come back and tell us if you still feel the same.

Camden Martin
Camden Martin

Not having Osomatsu-san on there

Jack Ortiz
Jack Ortiz

Maybe it's just cultural deference's, but anime rarely makes me laugh, I get a chuckle at best, there has been times where anime has made me laugh hard, but it's very rare.

Brody Ward
Brody Ward

I see a worrying lack of Binbougami ga! here

Xavier Roberts
Xavier Roberts

Agreed, western standup comedy is superior in every way

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQHrK7W7mGo

Connor Wilson
Connor Wilson

I wonder if Japan being so homogenous makes it easier to make the assumption that you know the joke? American productions are generally going to have an eye towards a much more diverse market.

The first time I watched shows like fumoffu and lucky star, I didn't know enough Japanese culture to get all of the references, but I was aware that they were there. That kind of thing has never bothered me (I'll look it up later if I really want to), but I know it pisses some people off enough to drop a show.

I see what you did there.

Jaxon Morris
Jaxon Morris

why to cherry pick your evidence. japanese stand up comedy, or manzai, is one of the most annoying bullshit you'll ever come across. if you don't think so, you've never experienced it yet.

Camden Morales
Camden Morales

He didn't like Deadpool
The only unfunny thing here is your taste bro.

Isaac Allen
Isaac Allen

Deadpool was lame and I haven't used that word since forever.

Mason Scott
Mason Scott

japanese ''''''comedy''''''
the jokes are all based on wordplay

Lincoln Allen
Lincoln Allen

SHI
TSU
REI

Jordan Price
Jordan Price

It's a miracle how I managed to get through the Sketchbook manga. Literally every punchline had to be explained with a translator note.

Samuel Cook
Samuel Cook

Hmmm... that was pretty good.

Easton Bailey
Easton Bailey

Japanese's comedy is based on have been dropped two nuclear bombs and then assimilate a shit ton of English words. Shit even "kiss" is written キス (kisu) instead of a more original way.
That's funny.

Eli Nguyen
Eli Nguyen

Japanese comedy is fucking awful. That's the one thing they'll never beat western shows at.

Jordan Collins
Jordan Collins

And what is a more original way?

Liam Sanchez
Liam Sanchez

Like using 漢字(kanji) or かな(kana) maybe?

Evan Hughes
Evan Hughes

What is 口付け?

Josiah Hernandez
Josiah Hernandez

Japanese comedy has a lot more variety. There's everything from sketch comedy to stand-up, crazy variety projects and staples like dokkiri, oogiri,, monomane, batsu games and hinadan style talkshows.
The industry is also big enough to completely affect whole TV world, making use of comedians as TV hosts all over the places and having big yearly competitions for stand-up (M1), solo acts (R1) and even sketches (King of Konto) which can make comedians from literally who to celebrities in one night.

Have some stand-up that's nothing like the western "do a funny face and wait until the audience finally stops laughing".
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xujcwv

The most common usage of tsukkomi is to explain the joke afterwards, so expecting everyone "already knows it" is not really the case. One thing that is true is the fact that audiences are much more familiar with comedic tropes and TV language, so comedians have to be more creative to survive.

カナ is kana too, retard.
Also, 口付け exists too, retard.

Eli Williams
Eli Williams

Onizuka is the nigga

Zachary Barnes
Zachary Barnes

Jesus christ what is that thing

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