Fukuoka International Comedy Festival 2015

Fukuoka International Comedy Festival 2015

The Fukuoka International Comedy Festival is the biggest collection of international English-speaking stand-up talent that Japan has ever seen! Don’t miss your chance to see some of the best acts on the Japan, Asian, and international stand-up circuits. Tickets are on sale now, so either grab yours from our website, or from one of our partners around Fukuoka! For a full run down of our events, please check out our Facebook page.


メインは英語でのショーですが、5月29日の「Kaori’s 国際コメディショー」では、世界標準のお笑いスタイルのスタンドアップコメディを日本語でお届けします!この機会にぜひみなさんご参加ください!チケットはオンライン購入可能です。詳細はフェイスブックにて御覧ください!

New Material Open Mic NightThe festival will kick-off with Fukuoka’s first true open mic. Just turn up with up to 5 minutes of jokes, and try your luck on the friendliest stage in Asia! If performing isn’t your thing, you’ll also find this the cheapest entertainment available on a gloomy Wednesday evening. Just 500yen for an hour of laughs – no need to reserve.


Venue: CC Cafe, Tenjin. [Google Maps link] [Facebook Event]

Kitakyusu Comedy Showcase

Thursday sees Kitakyushu’s first ever English stand up comedy show! See British Bar Patong transformed into a lively comedy club for just one evening over. With an exciting mix of local open-mic talent, and specially invited professional comedians, there’s bound to be something for everybody. Tickets include a pint. Second best value-f0r-money fun in Kokura! (First is monorail ticket).

Venue: British Bar Patong [Google Maps link] [Facebook Event]

Kaori's 国際・コメディ・ショー

If stand-up comedy in English, in Japan isn’t edgy enough for you, why not try listening to stand up comedy in Japanese? Worldwide star Kaori will host an evening of both native and non-native speakers perform their acts 98% in Japanese (the 2% is the swear words). Come hungry as we’ll be serving delicious hot food for you to enjoy during the performance. Tickets include a drink.

社会風刺や政治、観客イジリ、はたまたちょっぴり過激な下ネタまで、マイクを持ってステージに立ち、言葉のみで笑いを取るというルール以外は”なんでもあり”のワールドワイドなお笑いスタイル「スタンドアップコメディ」が九州初上陸!今回はゲストMCに世界を股にかけて大活躍している”Kaori ”、シンガポールより”BJ FOX”、大阪より”ぜんじろう”、そして福岡からは”ボビー・ジュード”と豪華なゲストコメディアンたちをお呼びしこのイベントを盛り上げていただきます!5月29日、福岡に新しいお笑いスタイルが誕生します!この貴重な機会をお見逃しなく!


Venue: Le Jardin, Nakasu Gates (above Nakasukawabata station) [Facebook EventFB エベント]

All Star Comedy Showcase

Saturday is the big one. We’re packing an unprecedented 10 performers into one packed night of all-star stand up comedy. Hosted by local funny man Ollie Horn, the biggest collection of specially invited acts we can fit into one evening will be bringing their finest jokes to the stage. Stick around for a boozy afterparty. Cheap drinks and genuinely delicious spicy hotdogs and curly fries will be available to purchase on the night. All tickets include one drink coupon.

Venue: Le Jardin, Nakasu Gates (above Nakasukawabata station) [Facebook Event]

Ben Kronberg Live in Fukuoka

Make sure that you clear your diary for the 31st May. With appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, Late Night with Seth Meyers and Last Comic Standing, it is no understatement to say that Ben Kronberg is the biggest international comedy star to come to Japan this year. Come and enjoy his unique wit for just one night only in Fukuoka! All tickets include a drink.

Venue: Le Jardin, Nakasu Gates (above Nakasukawabata station) [Facebook Event]

Festival Passes

With so much great comedy going on, we know that you’re not going to want to enjoy just one show! This is why we’ve put together three money-saving options to make the most of the festival.

Fukuoka Comedy Festival VIP Pass: ¥9500

  • Access to every show: best seats in house guaranteed
  • New material night & pub quiz + free drink
  • Exclusive festival poster signed by the performers

Fukuoka Comedy Festival Weekend Pass: ¥6500

  • Priority tickets to Saturday and Sunday’s show
  • Double drink vouchers (two vouchers instead of one)

Fukuoka Comedy Festival Bilingual Pass: ¥5500

  • Access to bilingual pub quiz + free drink!
  • Priority tickets to Friday and Saturday’s show

Buying Tickets


You can buy your tickets at any time using our SSL-secured booking platform. Your tickets will be ready to collect from the box-office 45 minutes before the show. All domestic or international credit or debit cards are accepted.

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Fukuoka Now, Tenjin

We’re proud of our partnership with Fukuoka Now. You can buy tickets (cash only) from Fukuoka Now’s office in Tenjin. Open between 10:00 and 18:00 Monday to Friday.

Fukuoka Now 5F Towers Tenjin Bldg. 3-7-3 Tenjin, Chuo-ku [Google Map]
フクオカ・ナウ 福岡市中央区天神3-7-3 タワーズ天神5F [Google Map]

CC Cafe, Tenjin

If you’re a night owl, you can buy your tickets (cash only) from our partner CC Cafe in Tenjin from 21:00-02:00 daily.

3 Chome-5-15 Tenjin, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka [Google Map]
CC Cafe, 福岡市中央区天神3-5-15 銀河ビル3F [Google Map]

British Bar Patong, Kokura

We will be holding special events where you can buy your advance tickets if you are based in Kitakyushu, and you’d prefer not to buy online. Like our Facebook page to find out when the next flash sale is!

If you’re unable to buy tickets through any of the above means, or if you would like to enquire about purchasing tickets for a party of 8+ people, please get in touch via our contact page