Most people have the impression that Japanese TV is just full of stunts, pranks and jokes…
Well... that’s pretty close to the reality of Japanese variety TV.
One of the most popular is ‘Gaki no Tsukai’ hosted by popular comedy duo ‘Downtown’:
It is full of hilarious pranks… like the ‘don’t laugh’ segment where they are shown funny clips and if they laugh they get beaten with a stick:
Another show is ‘Human Tetris’….