Nearly Blind Man Wins National Stand-Up Comedy Championship in Japan
A nearly-blind man won a national competition for stand-up comedy in Japan.
Yutaro Hamada, 28, took home 5 million yen ($47,000) after winning the final round of the 16th R-1 Grand Prix in Tokyo on Tuesday.
According to The Mainichi, a record 3,795 people participated in the latest tournament, all vying to be recognized as the country’s funniest solo comedian. Both amateur and professional acts are welcome.