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February 19, 2021 36 min

Japanese-born, USA-inspired, Kilara is a one-of-a-kind stand-up comic performing her craft in a conservative culture. In a country where people don’t typically talk about their problems and where it’s unacceptable to “poke fun” at others, Kilara has had to evolve and adapt her comedy into a “safe zone” for Japanese audiences. But, all that may be changing as the online world is rapidly bringing a diversity of opinions and previously off-limits conversations to the forefront of Japanese consciousness.

06:25 | Terry-Ann

Live from Tokyo, meet Kilara, an English and Japanese stand-up comic and sketch comedy performer.

Kilara is wildly-creative. She’s the host of Japanese Whisky World, a lively TV series about, what else? Whisky! Her credits and comic work include: Contestant on Asia’s Got Talent; Finalist on Flappers Comedy Club, Burbank, CA; Finalist on Who’s Got Talent, sponsored by Japan Connects Hollywood; and Guest on How Hollywood Eats Japan.

09:27 | Terry-Ann

What’s the comedy scene like in Japan, pre- and post-pandemic?

12:30 | Terry-Ann/Kilara

Pursuing comedy in a historically “serious” country …

How the USA influenced my comic life … from Richard Pryor to my HBCU, VA influences, and how Chris Rock rocked my life.

14:25 | Kilara

When my English gets better … and how I found my Japanese support group.

16:00 | Terry-Ann/Kilara

The stark difference between Japanese comedy vs. America stand-up. Stay in your lane! 

18:23 | Terry-Ann

How do you switch and balance between what’s culturally acceptable between your vastly different audiences?

25:11 | Terry-Ann/Kilara

A pink unicorn, or uniHORN? A message of diversity!

28:57 | Terry-Ann/Kilara

How does a gal decide to do a whisky podcast? The true meaning of workaholic.

34:40 | Terry-Ann/Kilara

OUTTAKE: from Gregory Stock, Ph.D.’s, The Book of Questions 1987 ed. TAZ asks: If you could have free, unlimited service for five years from an extremely good cook, chauffeur, housekeeper, masseuse, or personal secretary, which would you choose?

Arigatou!

  

Kilara Sen

Facebook: @KilaraComedy - www.facebook.com/Kilaracomedy

Instagram: @KilaraComedy - www.instagram.com/kilaracomedy

Twitter: @KilaraComedy - https://twitter.com/Kilaracomedy

YouTube: https://youtube.com/user/kaoricomedy

Dekanat tv | Whisky Intelligence | Japanese Whisky World https://bit.ly/2Niv7cG

 

Terry-Ann Zander

TAZ Comedy Hotline: 201-874-5971

Facebook: @Terry-Ann Zander - https://www.facebook.com/terryann.zander

 

Terri Walters

Twitter: @TerriLWalters - https://twitter.com/TerriLWalters

LinkedIn: @TerriLWalters - https://www.linkedin.com/in/terrilwalters/

Email: Terri@MoonfishProduction.com

 

Some Kind of Comedian

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Moonfish Production, Ltd.

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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/moonfish-production-ltd-/

Facebook: @MoonfishCreative - https://www.facebook.com/MoonfishCreative/

Email: info@MoonfishProduction.com

 

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