Hiroshi Shimizu’s “Japanese Samurai…” demands a connection with the audience

Hiroshi Shimizu’s Japanese Samurai Don Quixote Challenging Against English Giant Windmills!!! is an unusual show with an unusual premise: a Japanese actor decides to become a stand-up comic despite his abysmal command of the English language. Shimizu’s comedy itself may not be especially funny, but he himself is eminently watchable. A sort of cross between … Continue reading Hiroshi Shimizu’s “Japanese Samurai…” demands a connection with the audience

“Japanese Samurai Don Quixote Challenging Against English Windmills” Overcomes all Language Barriers

Hiroshi Shimizu will tell you that his English is very bad (it isn’t). He will tell you that this has caused him many problems in his career as an English-Language comedian (it has). He will tell you that his father is crazy (it’s genetic). And he will tell you this in such a way that … Continue reading “Japanese Samurai Don Quixote Challenging Against English Windmills” Overcomes all Language Barriers