Ameagari Kesshitai (雨上がり決死隊), also known simply as Ameagari, is a Japanese konbi consisting of Hiroyuki Miyasako (宮迫博之) and Tōru Hotohara (蛍原徹). They are from Osaka and, like most other comedians from the Kansai region, are employed by Yoshimoto Kōgyō.
Their konbi name translates to Post-Rain Death Squad. Their namesake was a concert tour by RC Succession (a favorite rock band of theirs) that occurred while they were both students at Yoshimoto Kōgyō: New Star Creation. It was based on one of their singles, "Ameagari no Yozora ni" ("To the Post-Rain Nightsky").
They are friends with Downtown and are common guests on their show, Downtown no Gaki no Tsukai ya Arahende!!, usually when extra members are needed for a game. Both kombi are regulars on LINCOLN .
Members[edit | edit source]
- Hiroyuki Miyasako (宮迫博之) Born March 31, 1970 in Nishiyodogawa-ku, Osaka. Plays the boke. Married with one child. Notoriously narcissistic. In his trademark greeting, he points both index fingers towards the viewer (in a "bang bang" pose) and happily proclaims "I'm Miyasako!" ("Miyasako desu!"),
- Tōru Hotohara (蛍原徹) Born January 8, 1968 in Kadoma, Osaka. Plays the tsukkomi, but is able to be both a boke and tsukkomi. Married in 2004 to his long-time girlfriend. Known for his bowl cut hair and his quick temper.
Hosted Shows[edit | edit source]
- Ameagari Kesshitai no Chikyū Chōsasen Amedizon (雨上がり決死隊の地球調査船アメディゾン) (TBS, since 2007)
- Ameagari Kesshitai no Talk Bangumi Ametalk! (雨上がり決死隊のトーク番組アメトーーク!) (TV Asahi, since 2003)
- Sukibara (スキバラ) (TBS, since 2006) on Wednesdays
- LINCOLN (リンカーン) (TBS, since 2005)
- Nobunaga (ノブナガ) (CBC, since 2001)
- Tsūkai Akashiya Terebi (痛快!明石家電視台) (MBS, since 1990)