Sanma Akashiya

Sanma Akashiya (明石家 さんま, Akashiya Sanma, born July 1, 1955) is a Japanese comedian[1], TV presenter, radio personality and actor most commonly known as Sanma-san. His real name is Takafumi Sugimoto (杉本 髙文, Sugimoto Takafumi).[citation needed] His talent agency is Yoshimoto Kogyo and his shishô (master) back when he studied rakugo is Shōfukutei Matsunosuke.

Sanma Akashiya
Birth name杉本 髙文 (Sugimoto Takafumi)
Native name明石家 さんま
Born (1955-07-01) July 1, 1955 (age 64)
Goza, Wakayama, Japan
(raised in Nara, Japan)
MediumTelevision
NationalityJapanese
Years active1974
EmployerYoshimoto Kogyo
GenresOwarai
SpouseShinobu Otake (1988 - 1992)
ChildrenImalu

Japanese name
Kanji杉本 髙文
Hiraganaすぎもと たかふみ
Katakanaスギモト タカフミ

Together with Beat Takeshi and Tamori, Sanma is said to be one of the "Big Three" television comedians of Japan.[2] He is known for his ability to endlessly carry a conversation. His protruding front teeth are often ridiculed, even by himself.

Personal lifeEdit

Akashiya married actress Shinobu Otake in September 1988.[3] They met on the set of the drama series Danjo Shichinin Natsumonogatari. At the time, Otake had one son from her previous marriage with her husband who had died. The marriage lasted 4 years as they divorced in September 1992, they remained friends after and the two are sometimes seen on variety television programs together. They had one daughter, Imalu Otake, born in 1989.[4] Imalu went on to become a tarento in 2009 under the name IMALU.

Current TV programsEdit

PresentEdit

  • Odoru! Sanma Goten!! (踊る!さんま御殿!!) (Nippon TV) (1997–Present)
  • Tūkai! Akashiya TV (痛快!明石家電視台) (MBS TV) (1990–Present)
  • Honmadekka!? TV (ホンマでっか!?TV) (Fuji TV) (2009–Present)
  • Sanma Improvement Committee (さんまのお笑い向上委員会) (Fuji TV) (2015–Present)

Past TV programsEdit

MC/RegularEdit

Nippon TVEdit

  • Yasukiyo no Odedameshi Undameshi (やすきよの腕だめし運だめし)) (Yomiuri TV) (1981 - 1982)
  • Me-kata de Dōn! (目方でドーン!)) (1982 - 1983)
  • Sanma-Kazuki no Itchokami de Yansu (さんま・一機のイッチョカミでやんす)) (1989 - 1990)
  • Koi no Karasawagi (恋のから騒ぎ, (Much Ado About Love)) (1994 - 2011)
  • Akashiya Shuppan (明石家出版)) (1997)

TBS TVEdit

  • Young Oh! Oh! (ヤングおー!おー!) (MBS TV) (1980-1982)
  • Nessen! Kayō Derby (熱戦!歌謡ダービー) (1981)
  • Asobi Sugi Janaino!? (遊びすぎじゃないの!?) (1985)
  • Akashiya Takokusekigun (明石家多国籍軍) (MBS TV) (1994)
  • Okashiya? Sanma! (おかしや?さんま!) (2003)
  • Akashiya-san Channel (明石家さんちゃんねる) (2006-2008)
  • Sanma-no Karakuri TV (さんまのからくりTV) (1992 - 1996)
  • Sanma-no Super Karakuri TV (さんまのSUPERからくりTV) (1996 - 2014)

TV AsahiEdit

  • Do-Up Kayo TV (Do-Up歌謡テレビ) (1984 - 1985)
  • Sanma no Hit Match (さんまのヒットマッチ) (1985)
  • Sanma no Chūzai-san (さんまの駐在さん) (ABC TV) (1985 - 1986)
  • Sanma no Gomenne Wagamamade (さんまのゴメンねわがままで) (1986)
  • Sanma no Nandemo Derby (さんまのナンでもダービー) (1993 - 1995)
  • Akashiya Cream Land (明石家くりぃむランド) (ABC TV) (2006)

TV TokyoEdit

  • Saturday Night Show (サタデーナイトショー) (1981 - 1984)
  • Omoshiro Purenūn (おもしろプレヌーン) (1984)

Fuji TVEdit

  • Dare ga Kabayanen Rock and Roll Show (誰がカバやねんロックンロールショー) (Kansai TV) (1979 - 1980)
  • Waratteru Baai Desuyo! (笑ってる場合ですよ!) (1980 - 1982)
  • Quiz Manzai Grand Prix (クイズ漫才グランプリ) (1981)
  • Oretachi Hyoukinzoku (オレたちひょうきん族) (1981 - 1989)
  • Shinryū-Sanma no Scoop Itchokusen (紳竜・さんまのスクープ一直線) (Kansai TV) (1983)
  • Quiz! Okane ga Daisuki (クイズ!お金が大好き) (1984)
  • Waratte Iitomo! (森田一義アワー 笑っていいとも!, (It's Okay to Laugh!)) (1984 - 1995, as Friday regular member)
  • TV-kun, Domo! (テレビくん、どうも!) (1985 - 1988, with real name, Takafumi Sugimoto)
  • Sanma no Manma (さんまのまんま) (Kansai TV) (1985 - 2016)
  • "Appare Sanma" Series (「あっぱれさんま」シリーズ) (1988 - 2009)
    • Appare Sanma Daisensei (あっぱれさんま大先生)
    • Yappari Sanma Daisensei (やっぱりさんま大先生)
    • Sanma Daisensei ga iku! (さんま大先生が行く!)
    • Appare!! Sanma Daikyōju (あっぱれ!!さんま大教授)
    • Appare!! Sanma Shinkyōju (あっぱれ!!さんま新教授)
  • Fujisankei Group Kokoku Taishou (フジサンケイグループ広告大賞) (1991 - 2011)
  • Professional Baseball News (プロ野球ニュース) (1992 - 1993)
  • Akashiya Sanma no Sports Suruzo! Daihōsō (明石家さんまのスポーツするぞ!大放送) (1993 - 1997)
  • Sanma no Hiro Bar (さんまnoひろバァー) (1995)
  • Nama Sanma Minna de Iikimochi (生さんま みんなでイイ気持ち!) (1995)
  • Takeshi-Sanma no Yūmeijin no Atsumarumise (たけし・さんまの有名人の集まる店) (1997 - 1999)
  • Akashiya Mansion Monogatari (明石家マンション物語) (1999 - 2001)
  • Sanma no Tengoku to Jigoku (さんまの天国と地獄) (2000 - 2002)
  • Akashiya Ukennen Monogatari (明石家ウケんねん物語) (2001 - 2002)
  • Odaiba Akashijō (お台場明石城) (2004 - 2006)
  • Saturday Night Live Japan (サタデー・ナイト・ライブ JPN) (2011, 2012 (Satellite TV))

TV seriesEdit

  • Seven Men and Women, Summer Story (男女7人夏物語) (TBS, 1986)
  • Seven Men and Women, Autumn Story (男女7人秋物語) (TBS, 1987)
  • Furuhata Ninzaburō (Fuji TV, 1996), Oshimizu
  • Hatachi no Koibito (ハタチの恋人) (TBS, 2007)
  • Jimmy (Netflix, 2018), himself

RadioEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sakana-kun in Tohoku; Sanma x Okamura; CM of the week: Sukiya". The Japan Times. 18 September 2011. Retrieved 19 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Sanma, Tamori, Takeshi to co-host NTV comedy specials ‹ Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion". Japantoday.com. 2008-11-04. Retrieved 2014-12-05.
  3. ^ Tanaka, Nobuko. "Romance at the edge of reason". The Japan Times. Retrieved 2014-12-05.
  4. ^ "'The Cat Lawyer and the Invisible Man'; Imalu as a barista; CM of the week: Loto 7". The Japan Times. Retrieved 2014-12-05.