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January 12, 2009 12:11 AM   Subscribe

Gamarjobat: well-dressed, colored-mohawk-wearing Japanese mime-magic-comedy duo. They may even fight crime, too. 1, 2, 3, 4
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing (9 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
I have no idea what this says about the duo, but "Gamarjobat" (გამარჯობათ) is the standard greeting in Georgian (with a formal "t" ending), which also translates roughly to "victory!", if I'm remembering it well.
posted by LMGM at 1:32 AM on January 12, 2009


I saw these gentlemen perform at the Edinburgh Festival in 2007. It was about the hardest I have laughed in the last two years. The videos are great, but they don't really do them justice. That said, thank you for posting this!
posted by Joey Michaels at 3:24 AM on January 12, 2009


(just to reiterate, the videos are great)
posted by Joey Michaels at 3:30 AM on January 12, 2009


Phoenix Wright 5 is out? So soon?

(I keed, I keed)
posted by DoctorFedora at 6:23 AM on January 12, 2009


Children sort of like a lot of really stupid stuff, but anything that enthralls a big group of children this much really is magic. And I support magic.
posted by nosila at 8:25 AM on January 12, 2009


We saw these guys a few years ago. I laughed so hard my stomach hurt.

Also, I remember them suddenly pausing, and slowly and distinctly saying "Grandpa humour!" and then resuming whatever they were doing. Someone made a comment around here yesterday about there being a Japanese word that meant old guy's humour, and I thought of this straight away, but couldn't remember Gamarjobat's name.
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 10:22 AM on January 12, 2009


I've actually been friends with one of these guys off and on for years now. They do an annual silent comedy in Tokyo once a year and it is one of the funniest things I've ever seen. They also play around a lot of regional shows, fairs and play internationally. Definitely worth seeing if you get the chance.
posted by lkc at 12:11 PM on January 12, 2009


I have no idea what this says about the duo, but "Gamarjobat" (გამარჯობათ) is the standard greeting in Georgian (with a formal "t" ending), which also translates roughly to "victory!", if I'm remembering it well.
Georgian greetings are made of win.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 3:51 PM on January 12, 2009


These guys are just so goodnaturedly goony, I couldn't help but laugh. I just wish I could have seen more of the swing set schtick, as a member of the patellarly challenged.
posted by Samizdata at 8:57 PM on January 12, 2009


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