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Hiroshi
Hiroshi

Hiroshi (ヒロシ), real name Kenichi Saitō (斉藤 健一), born February 14th, 1972 in Ōmuta, Fukuoka Prefecture, is a Japanese comedian famous for his dismal stand-up act. Originally a member (a quick-tempered tsukkomi) of a kombi called Babies (ベイビーズ), he started working as a host in Tokyo under the host name Ken Saegami (冴神剣) when Babies dissolved. Making a mere $800 per month, he worked as a host for nearly 3 years. Image File history File links Hiroshi. ... Image File history File links Hiroshi. ... February 14 is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1972 calendar). ... Ōmuta (大牟田市; -shi) is a city located in Fukuoka prefecture, Japan. ... Fukuoka Prefecture (福岡県 Fukuoka-ken) is located on Kyushu Island, Japan. ... Yasuda Dai Circus, a popular owarai trio Owarai (お笑い, owarai) is a broad word used to describe Japanese comedy as seen on television. ... Look up stand up in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Manzai (漫才) is a style of stand-up comedy in Japan, where two performers—a straight man (tsukkomi) and a funny man (boke)—trade jokes at great speed. ... Headquarters of Tokyo Metropolitan Government (City Hall) View of Tokyos Shibuya district Tokyo ) (help· info), literally eastern capital, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and includes the highly urbanized downtown area formerly known as the city of Tokyo which is the heart of the Greater Tokyo Area. ...


After quitting his host job, Hiroshi returned to the comedy circuit with a new name, "Hiroshi"—taken from the announcer Hiroshi Ikushima (生島ヒロシ)—and a new gimmick; one that would (eventually) trampoline him to stardom in 2004 while landing stand-up spots on various comedy programs including the popular God of Entertainment (エンタの神様). His skit always follows the same formula; a simple introduction followed by a recollection of past and present pitiful and selp-depricating episodes in his life after which he repeats, "I am, Hiroshi." (ヒロシです), while Italian singer Peppino Gagliardi's "Che vuole questa musica stasera" plays in the background. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Peppino Gagliardi (born May 25, 1940) is an Italian singer. ...


He is always seen wearing typical host-style apparrel, and he is known as an annoyingly depressing character, which is reflected in his skits, and in the way he is treated by other owarai talents. Yasuda Dai Circus, a popular owarai trio Owarai (お笑い, owarai) is a broad word used to describe Japanese comedy as seen on television. ...


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  • Sun Music Profile ((Japanese))

 
 

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