Video of Japanese Comedians Hilariously Attempting 'Most American Conversation' Goes Viral

Japanese comedians were tasked with having the "most American conversation" on a TV show, with the ensuing hilarity going viral in a resurfaced clip.

One viewer shared an excerpt of the program, which they said is called Shabekuri 007, showing seven men dressed in suits.

Redditor SearchTheSub, aka Ahmad Lasto, posted the clip to the site's Funny forum, where it has amassed more than 60,000 upvotes and more than 2,000 comments.

The clip is thought to have originally aired in 2016, but is currently going viral after being shared on Sunday.

"Japanese contestants must have the most American conversation," he captioned the video.

Shabekuri 007, which started in 2008, is said to be an unscripted talk show featuring comedians from various troupes, believed to be called Neptune, Cream Stew and Tutorial.

The show, which is thought to feature different guests each week, relies on improvisation and comedy from its cast. One segment in particular, featuring guest star actor Ryohei Suzuki, saw the comedians impersonate Americans.

Suzuki starts by asking one: "So I heard you guys are kind of like a group, a comedy group right? What do you like most about each other?"

One replies: "B blood type."

Handshakes and bro hugs ensue, with another comedian, Yoshimi Tokui, saying: "I have one question to you. Are you, terrorist?"

The remaining comedians continue to trade quips and questions as they ask "what's your name?" and "have a nice day," while one, Taizo Harada, repeatedly asks his fellow comedians for a fight, saying "battle please."

The conversation descends into shouting with more chants of "what's your name," as others yell "be quiet" and "shut up."

Their take on a typical American conversation was admired by some, as Dublinmoney commented: "I like how their interpretation of 'American conversation' is yelling at each other to shut up."

TheWaterIsFine82 observed: "Loud, wide smiles, big stance, talking over each other...yep, I'd say that's accurate."

BillGates_mousepad noted: "The bro hug when introducing made it authentic."

Mack_NG joked: "He didn't answer the terrorist question though."

IAlreadyToldYouMatt thought: "I love seeing non-English speakers pretend to speak English for laughs. It's wonderfully enjoyable. It's a fun retrospective on what we look like from the outside."

RUNDOGERUN joked: "Can't be more American than being the loudest person in the room telling everyone to be quiet."

Sandman-Slim added: "As an American, I can confirm this is exactly how we talk."

While Betweenskill added: "Everyone yelling at each other to shut up and be quiet is pretty much the state of things atm. Very loudly demanding quiet."

Speaking to Newsweek, Lasto said: "I knew Japanese game shows were funny but when I came across this gem I had to share it to the world, I don't think I've laughed at something this much before!

"I slept after posting it and woke up to dozens of awards and thousands of upvotes and comments, something that never happened before, pretty cool!

"I was never able to find full links of Japanese game shows anywhere until I discovered Bilibili, a website full of them! Unfortunately they're rarely translated but I'm glad I found this clip that we were all able to understand and appreciate."

The comedians are said to be Shinya Ueda and Teppei Arita from Cream Stew, Jun Nagura, Taizo Harada and Ken Horiuchi from Neptune, and Yoshimi Tokui and Mitsunori Fukuda from Tutorial.

File photo of Japanese and American flag.
File photo of Japanese and American flag. A resurfaced clip of Japanese comedians impersonating Americans is going viral. Oleksii Liskonih/Getty Images