One of the best silent comedians working today

KETCH

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I am the Big Bad Wolf!

Family show

 

17-19 February 2023 in Shimokitazawa, Tokyo

 
Japanese mime clown Ketch ex-Gamarjobat flyer of non verbal comedy Ketch Sketch

SHOWS

Japanese mime clown Ketch ex-Gamarjobat had a pose with his red nose, suits case and broom

Street show

The all ages non-verbal comedy show from one of the current masters of silent comedy. It’s an ingenious mix of mime and magic, clowning and juggling with hilarious audience involvement. 10-40minutes.

Japanese mime clown Ketch ex-Gamarjobat striking a sketch pose

Theatre Show (Ketch Sketch)

Ketch Sketch is the new all ages non-verbal theatre show. It's a story of Ketch and his pet - Max. Ketch tries to celebrate Max's birthday with audience but... It’s an ingenious mix of mime and magic, clowning and juggling with hilarious audience involvement. Ketch even plays the ukulele and puppetry. 60-90 minutes.

OTHERS

sign at the crossing in Melbourne

Workshops

Physical comedy workshops for beginners to professionals. Learn mime, clowning and magic and how to tell stories without saying a word.

High street in Edinburgh at fringe

Directing

Ketch works with actors, circus artists, children's theatre companies, mimes and clowns helping them create non verbal shows. In English or in Japanese.

BIOGRAPHY

Early years

Japanese mime clown Ketch ex-Gamarjobat in his 20's

 

1990-1999

1990-1992
While Ketch was at University he studied mime at The Tokyo Mime Institute.

1993-1999
Performances on the streets in Tokyo and at several mime festivals in Japan and Korea.
Solo theatre shows and group theatre mime shows in Tokyo.

1999
Performances at festivals in The Czech Republic and Germany.

Gamarjobat years

 

 

 

 

1999-2019

In 1999, Ketch started performing as one half of the comedy duo Gamarjobat, renowned for their award-winning physical comedy spanning two decades. From street festivals to Broadway NYC Gamarjobat toured in 35 countries performing in theatres, TV, on the internet and at most well known theatre and comedy festivals worldwide.
  • “Irresistibly, endearingly funny and undoubtedly the most skilled and clever comedy in Edinburgh.” The Scotsman
  • “A physical comedy master-class, this double act have made vaudevillian silent comedy their own.” The Guardian

Today

 

2019-Now

In 2019, Ketch left Gamarjobat and started working as a solo performer, teaching physical comedy workshops and working as a director of physical comedy.

Learnt improvisation with Keith Johnstone and clowning with Philippe Gaulier.

Taught mime for an improvisation theatre group in Milan Italy.

2020
Physical comedy direction for the Puppetry Clown company ‘Bunk Puppets’ in Melbourne.

Physical comedy workshops, TV shows in Nagasaki.
Appointed as an ambassador of Unzen-city in Nagasaki.

2021
Physical comedy workshops in Fukuoka.
Helped direct a Japanese new circus show “Senko hanabi” and its spin-off.
Created and performed a new non-verbal comedy theatre show “Ketch Sketch”.

2022

Ketch Sketch in Nishinomiya and Fukuoka.

Helped to direct the theatre FideriFidera to create their new family show in Brighton, UK.

Artisti in Piazza. Pennabilli, Italy.

Workshop in Osaka and Fukuoka.

Performed and did workshops in 26 schools.

Casted on a Japanese documentary TV programme. They filmed Ketch Sketch and England + Italy tour.


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