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New Material Night

This is an all comedy show in English.

Standup, improv, and trying out new stuff. The New Material Night is all about trying things out, seeing what it takes to make you laugh. Standups bring brand new material, and you determine if it's funny! Improvisors try out sketches made up on the spot. Standups will develop new material based on a topic suggested by the audience. And possibly more. It's like a labratory of comedy!

Double Tall Cafe is a hip and cool cafe venue, where everything is relaxed. The staff, the performers, the audience... it's all very chill.

The microphone is open to anyone who wants to try, so if you've ever thought about telling a joke or two on stage, please see our guidelines for performing and get involved! The stage is open for anyone to try their hand at comedy, but you need to be in touch beforehand to request a spot.

Check out these select posts from our blog about past past New Material Night shows !

We also have a podcast that we record after the show, where the comedians talk about the jokes they were trying to make work. Whether you're a hardcore comedy nerd or just someone wondering why a comedian would think a particular joke was funny, please give it a listen .

Download a printable map and show information (PDF Format , A4 size)

Location: Double Tall Cafe in Shibuya .

Time: From 8 PM to roughly 10 PM.

Admission: Free! (... sort of. You need to buy a drink or food or something.)


Note: In February, we're doing this show every Tuesday night, as shown on the schedule page . If this brings in enough audience, then every Tuesday will be the schedule going forward.

Otherwise, our regular schedule has been to be on the first and third Tuesday of every calendar month. The first Tuesday of January is usually off because of the holidays. Please always refer to our schedule page for exact dates and for any changes.

Check our schedule for dates!

Upcoming Shows

  1. New Material Night
    Tuesday, February 16th, 2016
  2. Standup Comedy at The Hobgoblin
    Thursday, February 18th, 2016
  3. Two Dogs Comedy Show
    Saturday, February 20th, 2016
  4. Gamuso Comedy Show
    Sunday, February 21st, 2016
  5. New Material Night
    Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016
  6. Improvazilla Show
    Friday, February 26th, 2016
  7. New Material Night
    Tuesday, March 1st, 2016
  8. Gamuso Comedy Show
    Friday, March 4th, 2016
  9. New Material Night
    Tuesday, March 8th, 2016
  10. New Material Night
    Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Check our schedule page for more shows

Recent Blog Entries

  1. Performer line up for standup shows in September, 2015
    Monday, August 31st, 2015
  2. Standup line ups for August 2015
    Tuesday, August 4th, 2015
  3. Tokeyo Jokeyo : Special standup show featuring Michael Hill
    Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
  4. Aidan Killian on performing in Asia
    Monday, April 6th, 2015
  5. Recap of Standup Comedy at The Hobgoblin for Thursday, November 20, 2014
    Sunday, February 1st, 2015
  6. Recap of New Material Night for Tuesday, January 20, 2015
    Sunday, February 1st, 2015
  7. Dave Gutteridge performs standup comedy at Our Space in Hatagaya
    Friday, December 5th, 2014
  8. Recap of New Material Night on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
    Sunday, December 14th, 2014
  9. Recap of Standup @ The Hobgoblin on Thursday, October 16th, 2014
    Saturday, October 18th, 2014
  10. Recap of New Material Night on Tuesday, October 7, 2014
    Friday, October 10th, 2014