BATSU! BATSU! BATSU!
That’s a chant you might hear if you find yourself walking through Manhattan’s East Village on Monday nights. But what is BATSU! and why are they yelling? Created by the members of Face Off Unlimited, a comedy improv team and production company, BATSU! is a Japanese game show that features a series of punishments and improv segments that involve mouse traps, giant balloons, various fluids and lots of laughs. In 2011 it was chosen as a “Critics’ Pick” by Time Out NY magazine, “Voice Choice” by Village Voice magazine and one of the “Best Things To Do In NYC” by CBS New York. BATSU! currently stars former Japanese child star Brian Walters from the famed Japanese television program “Tensai Terebi-kun”, his lovely, yet merciless co-host Noriko Sato and the ever-entertaining comedians of Face Off!
Drunk Brave audience members may participate in certain challenges to win free beer and other prizes (with signed waiver).
During the months of September and October we’re giving away a pair of tickets to BATSU! every week. Here’s how to enter and win:
1. Tweet about your favorite prank you’ve been part of or witnessed.
2. At the end of the Tweet tag @Singha_Beer, @FaceOffImprov and #BatsuNYC so we can find your Tweet.
Every Sunday we’ll pick our favorite entries and award to winner two tickets to see Face Off Unlimited’s BATSU! on Monday night.
BATSU! takes place at Je’Bon Noodle House located at 15 St. Marks, NYC, every Monday night at 8pm. Tickets can be purchased through LaughStub.