Blind man wins national stand-up comedy championship in Japan
March 8, 2018
Yutaro Hamada is the winner of Japan's most popular national stand-up comedy championship. What has really impressed people is that Hamada is blind.
28-year-old Hamada had to get through many rounds to make it to the finals of the comedy championship. He walked away with a cash prize of over Rs 31 lakh.
The comedy show is called 16th R-1 Grand Prix. It was held to choose the funniest solo performer of Japan.
Hamada's jokes were based on his own experiences in life as a blind person. The jokes made him an instant winner.
The competition was held on a huge scale. Nearly 4,000 people took part in the latest tournament, which is a record.
Hamada is a professional comedian. He works with Yoshimoto Kogyo, which is an entertainment company.
Watch in Sign Language
Read more on Newz Hook
- Headlines April 15, 2019 Elections 2019 - Shatrughan Sinha wants to fight PM Modi
- Get-hooked April 14, 2019 Shubhajit aims to enter history books as first double arm amputee to complete Bengaluru-Ladakh bike ride
- Headlines April 14, 2019 Amitabh Bachchan pays 70 crore tax
- Events April 15, 2019 Accessible Bowling
- Parasports April 17, 2019 London will now host the ninth World Para Swimming Championship
- Accessibility April 15, 2019 Anybody Can Paint helps visually impaired people find the artists within
- Get-hooked April 20, 2019 Parenting Corner - Autism and dental health
- Events April 15, 2019 Tandem Challenge
- Get-hooked April 15, 2019 World Hemophilia Day 2019 aims for outreach & identification
- Get-hooked April 20, 2019 #AutismPower - Five takeaways from a run with Varun Sawant by Vineet Saraiwala
Want to feature your inspiring story or share an event with the disabled community? Write to:
Newz Hook - Accessible News