Edo Harumi (エドはるみ) – Japanese Comedian

My favorite Japanese comedian is Edo Harumi.

I don’t like many Japanese comedians because I think they are kind of stupid (slapstick humor is very popular) but I think Edo Harumi is hilarious! She mocks the middle aged Japanese women who are still trying to be cutesy and they have very specific mannerisms which she imitates well. She has traveled a lot and while her catchphrase is “guu” (Japanese appropriating the English word “good” which then morphs into “guu”) I think she has a lot more awareness of foreign cultures than most Japanese people. It’s nice to see a female comedian in Japan, too; with a few exceptions, most Japanese comedians are men.

I couldn’t find much info on her in English, but here is her Wikipedia page in Japanese: http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%82%A8%E3%83%89%E3%83%BB%E3%81%AF%E3%82%8B%E3%81%BF

Here is another clip titled “久しぶりに働く”:

You can read her blog here: http://haruhappyharuru.laff.jp/blog/

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