Downtown is a comedy duo, or owarai duo from Amagasaki, Hyōgo consisting of Hitoshi Matsumoto and Masatoshi Hamada.
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- Matsumoto Hitoshi - Born September 8, 1963 in Amagasaki, Hyōgo. Plays the boke. Also known as "Mat-chan" (松ちゃん?). Absurdism, sarcasm, and a blunt, ill-tempered persona make up his comedic style. Deadpan is his forte, but he can slip into exaggerated reactions as well. He is the "M" or masochistic of the duo, and was referred to as Mattsun by Hamada while they were younger.
- Hamada Masatoshi - Born May 11, 1963 in Naniwa-ku, Osaka and raised in Amagasaki, Hyōgo. Plays the tsukkomi. Married to actress Natsumi Ogawa with two sons. Also known as "Hama-chan" (浜ちゃん?). His quick temper, displays of schadenfreude, and tendency to whap people on their heads are notorious in the Japanese comedy world. He is often described as "S", or "sadistic". He was referred to as Hama-chon by Matsumoto earlier in his career.
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