Yuriko Kotani: Somosomo

Comedy (stand-up)

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  • Pleasance Courtyard - The Attic
  • 19:00
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Mick Perrin Worldwide
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains strong language.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

They say the squeaky wheel gets the grease, but Yuriko has spent her life making sure she doesn't stick out. Born and raised in Japan, watch Yuriko walk the tightrope of cultural differences as she embraces her individuality with this hotly anticipated debut hour. BBC New Comedy Award winner 2015. Time Out's One to Watch. As seen on Russell Howard's Stand Up Central and BBC Three's Pls Like. 'Left-field rising star' (Time Out).

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: Queue in courtyard. Steep staircase. Lift Access from front.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


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Adam D 28 days ago

This show was fantastic and super funny. I hope this is taken on tour after the Fringe!

Catherine Jones 35 days ago

Great comedy contrasting life in Japan and UK
Very enjoyable show

Alice Saunders 42 days ago

Heart warming and hilarious: would highly recommend to anyone with an interest in Japan!


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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 25 days ago

Yuriko Kotani was born and raised in Japan but has lived in Britain for over 15 years and she plays upon the significant divide between these two cultures in her set. Growing up in Japan Kotani felt constrained by societal expectation because “the nail that sticks out will get hammered...

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Chortle (3.5/5 stars) 31 days ago

Yuriko Kotani presents a story largely about deciding to do stand-up despite the unsolicited insults, discouragement and criticism she has faced along the way. A show of great highlights, but highlights which also reveal how other sections simply don’t reach the same level. ...

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ThreeWeeks (3/5 stars) 37 days ago

Performing stand-up in your second language must be tough, especially when your English is regularly criticised and you suffer from a fear of public speaking. Yuriko Kotani overcame these challenges to give a charming performance full of dry humour. After a playful introduction on Japanese stereotypes, she detailed some of...

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The Skinny (3/5 stars) 39 days ago

Yuriko Kotani has a winning onstage presence encompassing both enthusiasm and deadpan, setting the themes of the show early with some tight autobiographical material on Japan. This is followed by her building a picture of the structured and repressive facets of Japanese culture that she moved away from fifteen years...

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 41 days ago

It is common to see stand-up comedians at the Edinburgh Fringe be either unnecessarily controversial or unimaginatively bland. Luckily however, Yuriko Kotani is neither. She returns for her 3rd Edinburgh Fringe to bring her creative perspective on Japanese and British life along with some amazingly good vibes and a sprinkle...

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