Football Hour

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Football Hour
Native name Futtobōru Awā (フットボールアワー)
Years active 1999–
Employer Yoshimoto Kogyo

Football Hour (フットボールアワー, Futtobōru Awā) is a Japanese comedy duo (kombi) consisting of Terumoto Gotō (tsukkomi) and Nozomu Iwao (boke), both from Osaka. They are performers for the entertainment company Yoshimoto Kogyo.


  • Terumoto Gotō (後藤 輝基, Gotō Terumoto) Born June 18, 1974 in Higashiyodogawa-ku, Osaka. Plays the tsukkomi.
  • Nozomu Iwao (岩尾 望, Iwao Nozomu) Born December 19, 1975 in Higashisumiyoshi-ku, Osaka. Plays the boke. In Yoshimoto Kogyo's annual "Ugliest Yoshimoto Kogyo Entertainer" awards, he won first place three years in a row (2002-2004) and has since been ineligible for voting. Iwao himself does not consider himself to be unattractive.


  • 21st ABC (Asahi Broadcasting Corporation) Owarai Newcomer Grand prix - Best Rookie Award, 2000
  • 31st NHK Kamigata Manzai Contest - Best Rookie Award, 2001
  • 32nd NHK Kamigata Manzai Contest - Best Rookie Award, 2002
  • 37th Kamigata Manzai Award - Best Rookie Award, 2002
  • 31st Kamigata Owarai Award - Best Rookie Award, 2002
  • 1st MBS (Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc.) The Rising Generation Award - Winner, 2003
  • 32nd Kamigata Owarai Award - Topic Award, 2003
  • 3rd Autobacs M-1 Grand Prix - Winner, 2003
  • 39th Kamigata Manzai Award - Winner, 2004
  • 33rd Kamigata Owarai Award - Best Technique Award, 2004

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