Ike Nwala Is A Black Comedian Who Has Become Japan’s Most Unlikely Star (HBO)

It’s extremely difficult for anyone from the outside to make it in Japan, and it’s even harder in the entertainment industry. Dexter Thomas went to Tokyo to meet one Nigerian-American comedian who’s now on Japanese TV every day.

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50 thoughts on “Ike Nwala Is A Black Comedian Who Has Become Japan’s Most Unlikely Star (HBO)

  1. Like most comedians in Japan, 30-year-old Ike Nwala is an all-arounder. He does live shows with two different comedy troupes, appears on variety shows, and does commercials. Probably the only atypical thing about Ike is that he’s black.

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  2. 中にはあからさまに差別する人もいると思うけど、日本人の大半は差別してるつもりは無くて、珍しいとか怖いって思ってよそよそしい態度をとっちゃう

  3. Nice! I love the fact, that he's really making an impact in japanese society because many children will see, that there are people who are "that black" and can speak japanese.
    It of course also depends on their parents how they will view black children around them but having someone black in Japan isn't something that alien to them as it was for former generations. Glad to see this kind of change.

  4. We are not racist.
    We love who loves us.
    We hate who disrespects us.
    No matter what skin color, what
    Why do we stare at foreigners?
    Cause we can't communicate without Japanese, so we read your facial expressions then decide which side people for us.
    This is NOT only for foreigners, we do same thing for every person(ofcourse include Japanese) who meet first time. This is our culture. We can almost
    communicate with no voice, only facial expressions.
    Sorry my bad English, I just want you
    to know we are not racist.
    We are super sensitive.

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