Cream Stew

Comedian, Person


Who is Cream Stew?

Cream Stew is the name of a Japanese comedy duo, Japanese comedy kombi consisting of two comedians, Shinya Ueda and Teppei Arita. Originally from Kumamoto city, the pair first met in high school when Arita and Ueda found a common interest in pro wrestling. The two graduated from Waseda and Rikkyo Universities.

More than 15 years later, Ueda and Arita are popular personalities on Japanese television, and can be seen performing daily, often on multiple shows in one day, sometimes on different channels simultaneously.

As with many Japanese kombi, one of the comedians is referred to as the boke, and the other the tsukkomi. As the boke, Arita is loud and prone to strange comments, while Ueda is the more reasonable of the two, often criticizing Arita's remarks while setting up further jokes and often providing Arita with a one man audience. Ueda also distinguishes himself from most tsukkomi as the king of unchiku, or the ability to lecture on about something that the speaker's audience really has no interest in whatsoever.

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on July 23, 2013


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