Thursdays, Select Fridays, and Saturdays at 8:00pm
New York City's live Japanese Game Show
“East Village sensation!” (Asian Fusion Magazine)
In Japan, batsu means "punishment" and the batsu-game is a form of comedy competition where the losers are forced to endure hilarious and outrageous penalties. Face Off Unlimited has blended this wildly popular piece of Japanese culture with their own hysterical style of improv comedy to create BATSU!
Hosted by Japanese child star Brian "Bu-Chan" Walters, with the help of the beautiful, yet merciless, Noriko Sato, BATSU! is "an East Village Sensation!" Four warriors compete in comedic challenges to avoid electric shocks, paintball guns, a giant egg-smashing chicken, and many more hilarious and jaw-dropping punishments! The performers of BATSU! are members of acclaimed comedy group Face Off Unlimited ("Really Funny!" – The NY Times) and regularly appear on television, radio, and the NY stage.
BATSU! takes place in a cool underground lounge theatre in NYC's "Little Tokyo.” A full menu/bar is available and audience members enjoy sushi, noodles, and sake, while the bravest may even sign up for a chance to participate in the show to win free beer and prizes! Visit jebonusa.com
to view menu.
“With the combination of the delicious and decadent food, masterful improv the party atmosphere and music, BATSU! is a funny, crazy, trip to Japan! ” — Jay Painter, Face Off Unlimited’s Artistic Director
BATSU! is one of the "Best Things To Do In NYC" (CBS NY) and is perfect for birthdays, office celebrations, date night, a night out with the ladies (or fellas), and for those out of town guests looking for something you can find ONLY IN NEW YORK!
Ticket and Show Information
House opens at 7:30pm; Full menu/bar available, separate from ticket price. No minimums.
Approx run time is 75-90 mins - BATSU! is largely improvised causing the exact run time to fluctuate.
Not suitable for children under 18, 21+ to participate.
is performed at:
JeBon Sushi (lower level)
15 St. Marks Place (Btwn 2nd/3rd aves)
TRAINS: N Q R to 8th/NYU; 6 to Astor Place
IMPORTANT TICKETING AND SEATING INFORMATION
The only way to guarantee entry is to pre-purchase tickets (Laughstub or authorized ticket vendor).
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to make sure your party is seated together. IF YOU DO NOT EMAIL US AT LEAST 3HRS PRIOR TO SHOW TIME, YOU WILL BE SEATED BASED ON THE NUMBER OF TICKETS YOU PURCHASED AND WE CAN NOT GUARANTEE YOU WILL BE SEATED WITH FRIENDS
Reservations are for seating parties together and can only be made by pre-purchasing tickets through Laughstub or an authorized vendor. If your party is buying separately, email us at email@example.com
and we will make sure you are seated together!
Those who have participated in a previous BATSU! were awarded a survival ticket (or you won one at one of our other shows), and are good for 1 free admission to another Face Off performance!
Survival tickets are valid for any show, HOWEVER, you MUST make a reservation by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
. Ticket not valid for sold out shows.
Guests who wish to redeem a Survival Ticket MUST arrive at least 15 minutes prior to show time AND have a reservation with Face Off by emailing: email@example.com
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE ON THE WAIT LIST?
In the event that we have reached maximum capacity with pre-purchased tickets, we will begin a wait list. All unclaimed reservations will be subject to forfeit at 8:05pm, and we will begin seating from the Wait List. Being on the wait list does not guarantee entry… but we will try!
Must be at least 21 to sign up for challenges. Those selected to compete in BATSU! will be awarded a free tickets to another performance and a free beer. Face Off Unlimited reserves the absolute right to select all participants. Participants must sign liability waiver and image release form. Signing waiver does not guarantee selection. Participants must be 21 years of age. JeBon and Face Off Unlimited reserve the absolute right to refuse entry/service to any persons.
BOOK A PRIVATE BATSU!
Call or email us today for rates and packages. Pre-fix meals available. Perfect for Birthdays! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
and tell us about your event!