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Gamarjobat (Japanese: が〜まるちょば) are an award-winning comedy performance group comprising two Japanese comedians, Ketch!—who sports a red mohawk—and HIRO-PON—with a yellow mohawk.[1] The duo perform a variety of sketches, including mimes and physical comedy.

Ketch (Keisuke Uchida), aged 41–42 and born in Shizoka near Mount Fuji and HIRO-PON (Hiroshi Yoshimi), aged 45–46 and born in a suburb near Tokyo, attended school at the Tokyo Mime Theatre in Shinibu, and the Tokyo Mime Institute in Maniki.

They have found success performing in the United Kingdom, amongst other countries, winning awards and continuing to make frequent appearances at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.[2]

They have also appeared on UK TV programmes as Blue Peter, and children's talent show The Slammer, in which they were voted by the audience as the winning act in the first episode of the second series. In February 2009, the BBC broadcast a TV pilot Ketch & HIRO-PON Get It On.[1] In 2007, at the Brighton Festival Fringe, they mentioned that "Gamarjobat" (გამარჯობათ) means hello in Georgian.

In February 2011, they made an appearance on the Friday night ITV show Comedy Rocks with Jason Manford.



  1. ^ a b "Komedia entertainment: Gamarjobat".
  2. ^ "Gamarjobat". Web Japan.

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