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Why the Demand for “On Location Performers” Is Growing Rapidly

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Shigeki Nakanishi (44, left) and Teruyuki Nasu (41) of “Nasunakashi,” both of whom have been used heavily in “Lavit! Shigeki Nakanishi (44, left) and Teruyuki Nasu (41) of “Nasunakanashi” are veterans with over 20 years of experience. They are veterans with over 20 years of experience.

Oricon News released its ranking of breakthrough comedians for the first half of 2022, and “Nasunanashi” came in at No. 10.

Some may find it surprising that they were ranked among the finalists in the awards race, such as Nishikigoi, who came in first,” said a reporter from a sports newspaper.

(Sports paper reporter) “Nasunanashi” has attracted attention in the TV industry as a “master of location shooting,” having done 170 on-location shoots last year. Nowadays, variety shows are in need of comedians who can perform on location as well as Nasunanashi.

The new Corona virus shows no sign of abating, and the number of talent that can be invited to poorly ventilated studios is still restricted. On the other hand, the demand for restaurants and tourist attractions is increasing as restrictions on activities have been lifted. They are finding a way to make the most of outdoor location shooting, where the restrictions are looser.

TBS’s morning information program “Lavit! has called “Nasunakanashi,” Chankawai (42) of “W Engine,” and “Time Machine No. 3” the “three major location performers” and has been actively using them.

All three are veterans in their 40s. All three are veterans in their 40s, and they have a sense of stability, which makes them very useful. In particular, Futoshi Seki, 43, of “Time Machine No. 3,” is good at enlivening the scene and is well received by the staff. In fact, he has over 540,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel, so the conditions for a breakthrough are in place. The problem is that Koji Yamamoto (43), who is in charge of commentary, has a bad taste in women and tends to make moves on the female staff. …… (laughs).

(Laughs). (TV Asahi), which aired in 2007, featured “location reporter comedians” such as Ryuichi Hamaya (38) of Kamaitachi and Kazuki Iio (53) of Zun, and broadcasters point out that “being good at location work is a shortcut to a breakthrough.

The reactions of ordinary people on location are difficult to predict. By honing your skills on location, you can learn how to comment and respond to people. Takashi Yoshimura (42) of Heisei Nobushikobushi got more work as a result of his divine response to the “Wednesday Downtown” (TBS) project, “The way a comedian handles an amateur amateur who shows up at a live broadcast site reveals the full extent of the comedian’s ability. He became the talk of the town among the staff for his good location work, and his name was mentioned more often at casting meetings.”

When you go on location, you spend a lot of time with the staff. This also leads to more work.

In studio recording, you don’t have many opportunities to talk with the staff outside of meetings, but on location, you have to travel, stay overnight, and spend a lot of time together, so it’s easy to develop a relationship of trust with them. Because you get to see the staff in action up close, comedians with a lot of location experience are more likely to grasp the intentions of the production side. In other words, they are easier to work with. I think this is another reason why so many people get their break.

A producer at a key station mentioned above said, “Lavit! plays the role of an open audition for comedians.

It has a high industry viewership rating because it actively features young and unknown comedians. Location shooting tends to reveal the personalities of the talent, so the comedians who are popular on location for “Lavit! I would think about using comedians who were popular on location for “Lavit!

The day may soon come when a future “Kamaitachi” will emerge from the ranks of location comedians.

From the August 19 and 26, 2022 issues of FRIDAY

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