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Showko Showfukutei

COMEDIAN, VENTRILOQUIST, AND RAKUGO PERFORMANCE ARTIST

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Showko is an acclaimed Japanese comedian, ventriloquist, Rakugo performer (Japanese traditional comedy), writer and speaker. She regularly performs in Australia, Japan and internationally for TV, radio, comedy clubs, festivals and major events including both the Edinburgh Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Showko was also a finalist on Australia’s Got Talent.

Her Kooky Japanese Comedy style and off-beat sense of humour blends with stand-up to create a unique and hilarious hybrid.

Showko also regularly performs Rakugo (Japanese traditional comedy) as she is the only fully trained professional Rakugo performer living outside of Japan. She is a member of the Kamigata Rakugo Association.

CAREER:

Festivals & Events
• Avignon Festival, France
• Melbourne International Comedy Festival
• Edinburgh Fringe Festival
• Brighton Fringe Festival
• Wellington Japan Festival
• Hamburg and Osaka Sister city Festival
• Malaysian Arts Festival
• Philippines Japan Festival
• Visit Japan Campaign LA, Beverly Hills Hilton and more…
• Embassy of Japan,UK
• Japan Foundation Sydney

Corporate Functions
• P&G
• Sumitomo Life
• CANON Europe
• MARUBENI Europe
• Mitsui UK & BP
• Miki Corporation
• Japanese Teachers Association of Victoria
and more…

Cruise Shows
• Princess Cruise
• Holland America
• Cunard

Television
• ABC TV “International Women’s Day Debate”
• Australia’s Got Talent 2016 finalist
• Yomiuri TV “Gutto Chikyu bin” featuring Showko
• Channel News Asia: “Primtime Morning”
• TBS: “ minomonta no asa zubba!”
• Nagoya TV
• Kyoto TV

Radio
ABC Radio in Australia
SBS Radio in Australia
MBS Radio in Japan
Radio Osaka in Japan
2010 – 2011 Radio regular program on MediaCorp FM 96.3 (Showko`s Quirky News!)
1998 – 2002 MediaCorp Radio, Singapore FM96.3   Roles: Full Time Bilingual Radio Producer Presenter
RADIO Regular Programs in Japan
1995 – 1998 (MBS, Radio Osaka, FM Uji,Yes FM, FM Beach Station)

Works

Japanese Ventriloquist Showko – Australia’s Got Talent Finalist

Rakugo Introducation

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