To celebrate their milestone 60th year in the entertainment industry, Japanese comedy powerhouse Yoshimoto Kogyo has embarked on a world tour — with three performances in South East Asia: Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Jakarta!

The sold-out Singapore stop — the first in the tour, featured headliners Kazutoyo Koyabu and Yasushi Kawabata. The main narrative follows Kawabata who is desperate to marry his girlfriend, but her parents are against the match. To complicate things further, her primary school-aged relative’s antics (played by Koyabu dressed as a little boy) are making matters worse. Will love conquer all? You’ll need to watch the show to find out!

Kazutoyo Koyabu was grateful for the warm reception and explosive laughter from the Singapore crowd, which he claimed was even louder than in Japan. He claims his love for Singapore and expressed the desire to come back every year if he could.

Meanwhile, the famously rotund Yasushi Kawabata declared that he was so worried about the show that he went to bed without eating, but he was so grateful for the huge laughs they got, that he is hoping to bring more of Yoshimoto’s brand of humour overseas in the future.

If you missed the side-splitting Singapore performance, you can always catch up with the rest of the South East Asia leg of their world tour, with performances in Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta. You can check out the event details and ticketing links below!

Yoshimoto Shinkigeki World Tour in Malaysia
Date: 24th November 2019
Time: 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM *Doors open 60 minutes before the performance
Venue: The Platform, Menara KEN TTDI
Featuring: Yasushi Kawabata, Suuchi
Tickets: MYR 200 via Proticket

Yoshimoto Shinkigeki World Tour in Indonesia
Date: 8th December 2019
Time: 15:00 PM *Doors open 60 minutes before the performance
Venue: Nusa Indah Theatre, Jalan Jenderal Gatot Subroto
Featuring: Suuchi, Ai Sakai
Tickets: IDR 690,000 via KiosTix