Casting has been announced for Batsu! at the Underbelly Boulevard in Soho London.
Batsu! is a new show that fuses the Japanese batsu game with the very best comics in London.
In Batsu!, comedians compete to avoid electric shocks, paintballs, a giant chicken, and many more hilarious, jaw-dropping punishments. The bravest audience members may also volunteer to take part in some of the challenges to win honour or suffer punishment, truly making the immersive experience a perfect night out. In the end, there will be only one winner who will have the honour of striking the “Gong of Punishment.”
Having recently expanded to London from Chicago and New York, the Japanese game show inspired event has since made Underbelly Boulevard its home.
After making a sold out UK debut at the Edinburgh Fringe this year, blowing audiences away, Batsu! will now welcome a UK based company of comedians and performers. NYC host, Brian Walters and founding member Noriko Sato, will be passing the coveted gong to hosts Shane “ShayShay” Konno and Jacqui Bardelang, and co-hosts Pika Hoop, Aya Saotome, Kelsey Yuhara and Lorraine Yu until 26th January.
The full company for the London-based Warriors and other characters also includes Nora Alexander, James ‘Abe’ Abraham, Liam Arnold, Ena Begovic, Drummond Bowskill, Tyson Bradley, Cameron Carnegie-Brown, Lawrence ‘Trev’ Cole, Gregory Fung, Luke Gannon, Josh Goergen, Alexander Halsall, Maisie Hayden, David Hoskin, Michael Kunze, Cameron Lee-Allen, Masaya Mimura, Teilo Rees, Jack St. Leger, Sanj Surati, Isabella Victorie A., Sarah Andre White, and Cameron Wight.
Produced, created, and globally launched by members of Batsu! Moon LLC, this one-of-a-kind experience now takes over the heart of Soho at Underbelly Boulevard.
Artistic Director Jay Painter says, “It’s an honor to be a part of the inaugural season of the Underbelly Boulevard. We were blown away by the reception we received in Edinburgh and we’re thrilled to continue collaborating with Underbelly. Is London ready for Batsu! though? We believe so!”
Batsu! runs on Friday nights at Underbelly Boulevard and is currently booking to 12 July 2024.