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Saku Yanagawa is a Japanese comedian based in Chicago. Internationally he’s performed in over 10 countries and across the US at notable venues including Laugh Factory, Second City, Zanies, The Comedy Bar, and The Comedy Store. In Japan he hosts his own comedy show called ”Saku’s Comedy Night”, which he writes, directs and performs. In 2017 Saku took the show on a nationwide tour and achieved his goal of performing at every English comedy club in Japan.
 Later that year Saku conducted an African tour and performed as a headliner at The Kigali International Comedy Festival in Rwanda. He also appeared on the ”Churchill Show”, one of the biggest comedy TV shows in Africa. In 2018 he performed at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe and did a full European tour which included Germany and England. In the same year he competed at the 39th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition and The Palm Springs International Comedy Competition as a representative of Japan. Saku won ”Japan’s Comedian of The Year” in 2017 and 2018.
 Most recently Saku performed at The Second City and NBC’s ”Break Out Comedy Festival'” and for ”StandUp NBC ” both in 2019. He also performed at ‘Fuji Rock Festival 2019’, Japan’s biggest music festival, as the very first standup comedian to do so. He also performed at the world famous Billboard Tokyo during his Japan tour.
 Saku aims to be the first Japanese cast member on Saturday Night Live.