07:00 pm • May 01, 2014

Yohei Kawamata is a little Japanese man who lives in Bushwick, Brooklyn, one of New York’s worst neighborhoods, so he is married a black woman for protection. He has two children with her, which makes every day like a session of the United Nations. As an Asian who is living in the States with an interracial family, Yohei has a unique point of view on American society. It’s no wonder he thinks life is hard, and believes stand-up is the only way he can keep from jumping off a bridge.

Yohei has officially been passed at four major clubs in New York – Comic Strip Live, Broadway Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, Greenwich Village Comedy Club. He does spots at those clubs regularly.

He is a participant in the Standup 360 Festival.
He is a semi finalist at Cape May Comedy Festival.
He has been on Comedy Time TV.

Yohei received a master’s degree in film from University of Utah. While there, he wrote, directed, produced, and starred in over a dozen short films which were seen in more than 90 film festivals throughout the United States, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, and Europe. Several shorts received awards and honorable mentions, including Best Picture at Berkeley Video and Film Festival. Upon graduating, Yohei helmed three feature-length films in which he starred. He then found his calling – stand-up – and has been performing ever since.


Semi Finalist at Cape May Comedy Festival

What People Are Saying

"Funniest Asian Comic" - Cape May Comedy Festival

"He's Too funny." Comedy Time TV