I completed my three gigs at The Tokyo Comedy Store this weekend and they were, as always, an unqualified success.
I arrived at The Comedy Club with my caravan of go-go girls, performing bears, trampoline, and unfrocked priests at 10.00pm.
The streets were already crammed with well-wishers, fans and followers - all of whom hoped to catch a glimpse of me without my make-up.
I adjourned to my dressing-room to address myself to the task of selecting the most desirable virgins provided for my sport.
I handed out well over a million signed photographs and ‘Rob Gotobed is A Terrifically Exciting Lover!’ T-shirts.
Once inside the Comedy Club you could sense the tension and excitement that thrilled through the expectant crowd of 80,000 plus screaming fans.
Every available space inside The Club was filled and outside tickets were exchanging hands for $50,000 each!
I can’t keep this pretence up a moment longer - and I suspect most of you suspected I was making it all up anyway.
The reality was that I arrived early, walked the wind-swept streets of Tokyo alone, and played soccer against a derelict building.
Oh, the loneliness of the long distant stand-up comedian since his excommunication from his beloved BBC.
Anyway, I just want to say thank you to EVERYONE who came to see my shows at The Tokyo Comedy Store.
You Japanese guys were FANTASTIC, thanks for being so incredible and nice. I had an AWESOME time.
Tokyo the only show where I got 800 individual standing ovations. ….One at a time, as the audience left mid-show.
Thanks Tokyo! Hope to see you again in 2016.
Hi, I've just received the reviews for my Tokyo shows:
“I don’t think legally this qualifies as comedy!” Yoko Tubuyaki, Tokyo Night Life Magazine.
“An absolutely horrible show. It was opening night of his Stand-Up tour and Rob Gotobed was already using an understudy.” The Tokyo Gazette.
“The only time the audience applauded was when I threw a shoe at his head.” Sunmee Yoshikawa, The Tokyo Chronicle.
“It’s the most upsetting experience I’ve ever had in a comedy club.” The Tokyo Tribune.
Phew! Better than expected!
Be seeing You.