55 No Mask Required: A Chat with Comedian Kilara Sen


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On this episode of the Japan Station podcast, standup comedian Kilara Sen stops by to talk about comedy and the various projects

About Kilara Sen

Kilara Sen (a.k.a. Pink Unicorn) is a bilingual Japanese standup comedian, MC, and content creator. Apart from performing standup comedy in Japan, she has also performed in the United States and Europe, including at the Fringe festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. Kilara also regularly releases videos via her YouTube channel Kilaracomedy.

Topics Discussed
  • Kilara's experiences giving motivational speeches to high school students in Japan
  • Studying in the U.S. and learning English
  • Comparing Japanese comedy to Western comedy
  • Kilara's experiences in the Japanese comedy industry
  • The moment when Kilara realized that she could be a solo comedian
  • What Kilara has been doing during the coronavirus pandemic
  • Japanese Whisky World, Kilara's YouTube show about whisky
  • Appearing on Paul Hollywood Eats Japan
  • Tracking down and meeting Conan O'Brien during his 2018 visit to Hokuei-chō in Tottori Prefecture
  • And much more!
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Links, Videos, Etc.

Follow Kilara Sen on YouTube and social media to keep up to date with all her projects.

To watch episodes of Japanese Whisky World, Kilara's show about whisky, check out the link below.

A trailer for Paul Hollywood Eats Japan can be found via the link below.

Check out the latest episode of Ichimon Japan via the link below.

If you would like to check out the Kimito Designs shop, then use the link below.

Special Thanks

Opening/Closing song: Oedo Controller (大江戸コントローラー) by Yunomi featuring Toriena (Used with permission from Yunomi) To listen to more of Yunomi's music, check out his Soundcloud page or YouTube channel.

Japan Station cover art: Provided by Erik R.

Featured image: Courtesy of Ema Ryan Yamazaki

Featured image: Courtesy of Kilara Sen

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