What makes the perfect comedy atmosphere?
Atmosphere: It’s what sets ROR Comedy Club apart as a standalone comedy club venue in the heart of Osaka. Discover what makes the magic happen at this local hotspot for tourists and local expats in Japan.
Keep it on the down-low
Laughter is contagious. When you hear someone laughing it can be hard to keep a straight face yourself, but if the ceiling is too high in the room, then that laughter is allowed to escape and the magic is gone. There’s a reason you don’t see many comedy shows in cathedrals. Luckily, ROR Comedy Club is blessed with a very low ceiling which traps the precious sounds of laughter. We’re just praying that a 7-foot comedian doesn’t show up to perform….
Up close and personal
Similarly, the closer the audience are to each other, the more the laughter is able to spread. Rather than individual, discrete chuckles, a tightly-packed audience produces a wave of collective laughter. We always encourage our guests to sit as close together as possible, and when we have sold-out headliner shows or packed open mics, that’s often unavoidable anyway!
Comedy is primarily an aural experience. Comedy albums are a perfectly good way to enjoy a show, however, there’s no substitute for being able to see the performer too. Every facial expression, physical movement and wicked smile by the comedian enhances the jokes and also makes it easier for them to forge a connection with the audience. Good lighting is essential for that. Simply put, the more clearly you can see the comedian, the more you’ll laugh. ROR Comedy Club has 2 ceiling-mounted stage lights which means you won’t miss a thing!
Hello darkness my old friend
Conversely, the more well-lit the audience members are, the more exposed they often feel and the less they will laugh. There is a certain anonymity to being in darkness which allows us to escape our inhibitions and feel less judged when we laugh at certain subjects or punchlines. Some of the more risque jokes that have caused mayhem in ROR Comedy Club over the years (“pineapple juice”, “long torsos”, “Columbo”, we’re looking at you!) would have gone very differently if the spotlight was on the audience. Relax, no one’s watching!
Get in on the fun
At ROR Comedy, the entire experience is crafted to ensure your enjoyment. Lighting, stage design, and seating are all important factors in setting the tone for a night of laughs. No matter how good a club’s design, it’s the amazing performers and an energetic crowd that bring it all full circle. Plan your Friday or Saturday night around the lively and entertaining shows at ROR Comedy and see how our atmosphere brings you an unforgettably enjoyable experience with standup comedy.