YURIKO KOTANI

Herworld (Singapore) - - HUMOUR -

She’s Ja­panese, she lives in Bri­tain, she does fine “stranger in a strange land” shtick, and she’s a BBC Ra­dio New Com­edy Award win­ner. Yuriko also just sold out her 11-day show Mor­eish at the Ed­in­burgh Fes­ti­val Fringe 2018. The ma­te­rial is very safe, though, rarely ven­tur­ing out of pok­ing fun at cul­tural norms. But she does hit the mark quite reg­u­larly. Good one: “There’s one beau­ti­ful English word we don’t have in Ja­panese. It’s ‘ish’. It’s very pure. Why don’t they an­nounce, ‘the train to Brighton is com­ing in three-ish days’? This ish cul­ture be­gan a long time ago and it is in peo­ple’s blood. And that’s why peo­ple are called British.” www.yurikokotani.com

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