Audition to Join the Pirates of Tokyo Bay

By The Savvy Team
May 28, 2014

Tokyo's leading bilingual comedy group, the Pirates of Tokyo Bay, is holding open auditions this summer. Anyone interested in giving improv comedy a shot is welcome, so if you love making people laugh and would like to try doing it in front of a larger audience than your own family and friends, now is your chance!

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American Mike Staffa founded the Pirates of Tokyo Bay in 2010. Since then, the group has performed over 200 times, including on seven overseas tours. In Tokyo, members give monthly bilingual shows while also performing for charity functions and special events at such venues as the U.S. embassy and the Tokyo American Club. Audience members represent at least 45 different countries and make up an average total of 300,000 people per year.


The Pirates have quickly made a name for themselves as leaders in Japan’s bilingual comedy scene, and have been chosen to perform at festivals and shows in Beijing, Shanghai, Manila, Hong Kong and Singapore. This summer they will also embark on a New York City tour.

As is the nature of improv, each show the Pirates perform is unique, as they rely on audience participation and suggestions to get things rolling. Where they take it from there is up to them, and the results are often hilarious to watch.

If this sounds like something that’s right up your alley, contact the Pirates by clicking here to sign up for your audition on Sunday, July 27. Maybe we’ll see you performing with the Pirates in an upcoming show!

The Deets

When: Sun, Jul. 27, 6-8 p.m.

Where: Meeting place will be at Kashiwagi Park in Shinjuku at 5:50 p.m.

Admission: Free! (But don’t forget to sign up at this page.)

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