笑い Warai – Smile & Laugh
Warai means smile and laugh. Warau is verb and Warai is noun. Oowarai is combination of big + warai and it means laughing loud. Bakushou is explosion + warai and means like LOL. Warai is important in life or it is boring, isnt’t it?
Japanese comedy is called お笑い Owarai (wiki). If you watch TV in Japan, you can see this style of comedy. “Owarai” is popular in 大阪 Osaka especially and popular comedians comes from Osaka. Osaka people has more humor in life compare with Tokyo people…?
The Manzai contest “２丁拳銃“
Owarai (お笑い owarai?) is a broad word used to describe Japanese comedy as seen on television. The word owarai is the honorific form of the word warai, meaning “a laugh” or “a smile”. Owarai is most common on Japanese variety shows and the comedians are referred to as owarai geinin or owarai tarento. Presently Japan is considered to be in an “owarai boom”, and many minor talents have been finding sudden fame after a gag or skit became popular. (Wikipedia)