M-1 Grand Prix

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M-1 Grand Prix
Genre Manzai competition
Country Japan
Participants Comedians
Activity Manzai, stand-up comedy
Website
m-1gp.com

The Autobacs M-1 Grand Prix (オートバックス 〜M-1グランプリ〜, Ōtobakkusu Emuwan Guranpuri), was an annual Manzai competition planned by Shinsuke Shimada and run by Yoshimoto Kogyo. The supporter Asahi Broadcasting Corporation broadcast the final live throughout Japan via All-Nippon News Network in December 2010.

The way to be the Champion[edit]

  • Preliminary (Round 1, Round 2, Round 3, Quarterfinal, Semifinal)
from August or September until December
  • Round 1 (2001): Sapporo, Sendai, Tokyo, Hamamatsu, Nagoya, Osaka, Takamatsu, Hiroshima, Fukuoka
  • Round 1 (2002): Sapporo, Sendai, Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka, Hiroshima, Fukuoka
  • Round 1 (2003-2009): Sapporo, Sendai, Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Hiroshima, Fukuoka
  • Round 1 (2010): Sapporo, Sendai, Tokyo, Niigata, Nagoya, Osaka, Hiroshima, Matsuyama, Fukuoka
  • Round 2, Round 3, Semifinal (-2009), Quarterfinal (2010): Tokyo, Osaka
  • Semifinal (2010): Tokyo (Ryōgoku Kokugikan)
  • Consolation (2002-2010)
from noon until 5 p.m. on the day of the finals
aired on Sky A Sports Plus, a satellite broadcasting company owned by ABC (2004-2010)
  • the Finals
live on TV (All-Nippon News Network, nationalcast)
  • 2001: Lemon Studio
  • 2002-2004: Panasonic Center Ariake Studio
  • 2005-2010: TV Asahi Headquarters Studio 1

Winner's prize[edit]

  • Winner's prize ¥10,000,000
  • Winner's trophy

Winners[edit]

  • 2001 - Nakagawa-ke
  • 2002 - Masuda Okada
  • 2003 - Football Hour
  • 2004 - Untouchable
  • 2005 - Black Mayonnaise
  • 2006 - Tutorial
  • 2007 - Sandwich Man
  • 2008 - Non Style
  • 2009 - Punk Boo Boo
  • 2010 - Warai Meshi
  • 2015 - Trendy Angel
  • 2016 - Gin Shari

Event ends[edit]

On December 12, 2010, Yoshimoto Kogyo and ABC announced that "M-1 Grand Prix" would end in the year and they will start the project to succeed the event (article from Nikkan Sports on December 12, 2010).

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