Othello (owarai)

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Native name Osero (オセロ?)
Years active 1993–
Employer Shochiku Geino

Othello (オセロ?, Osero), is a female Japanese comedy duo (kombi) who, once famous for their manzai act, are now both popular television talents and appear frequently on Japanese variety shows.

The two comedians, Tomoko Nakajima (中島 知子), and Nahomi Matsushima (松嶋 尚美) are sometimes known as "Black" and "White" Othello, respectively, because Nakajima has darker skin than Matsushima. According to the Japanese Othello page, their duo name comes not only from their contrasting complexions, but also their personality roles, with Nakajima having the darker, more scheming character, and Matsushima playing the innocent boke role in the manzai pattern.


Tomoko Nakajima
  • Date of Birth: August 26, 1971
  • Birthplace: Yamashina-ku, Kyoto
  • Manzai Role: Tsukkomi
Nahomi Matsushima
  • Date of Birth: December 2, 1971
  • Birthplace: Higashiōsaka, Osaka
  • Manzai Role: Boke

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