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Review: Yuriko Kotani @ Dragonfly

The fact that Yuriko Kotani is performing comedy in a language other than her native first language seems to be more of a perceived problem for her than for her audience. Indeed, her own apprehensions (and preemptive apologies) actually begin to be a frustration, serving no purpose other than as an unneeded obstacle between the audience and the material. She snatches a huge victory from the jaws of this potential defeat, though, with an excellent extended routine at her own expense, mocking her Japanese accent. It ends with a lovely subverted double punchline, perhaps the strongest in the show.

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Johnnie Ingram

A portable Geek-to-English translation unit. Atheist, pedant, undercover feminist. Stalker of stand-up comedians. Quite likes Doctor Who.

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