"Comedy, we may say, is society protecting itself - with a smile."
- J. B. Priestley
Welcome to "It's Funny in Japanese." My name is Shawn De Haven and I am a researcher and sometimes performer of Japanese comedy. This website features my thoughts on the current state of comedy in Japan and beyond. I also hope this site can serve as a window to those who are interested in Japanese comedy but may lack the language skills to research on their own.