Reader comment: Doug at iFilm says,
Funny you posted that picture. Here's a video of those guys in action. Whoever they are. (No annoying ads here, but it does require flash 8)
Reader comment: aragoto says,
The two comedians (they're Japanese, naturally) are Koji Higashino (in the blue) and Koji Imada (in the red). The sketch Doug links to is literally titled "The After-School Electromagnetic Wave Club", and involves them (this may be obvious, but the mini-tards are distracting) using their magnets to pull a groper away from his victim. I sense the humour is mainly to be had from the costumes. Link
Reader comment: Gwen in Oakland says,
That's the men's slingshot thong they're wearing, readily available online for the guys out there looking to surprise their loved ones, here's one for $25: Link. Unfortunately, my sister made her boyfriend wear one while DJing and showed me photos. I can't face him anymore.
Reader comment: justin says,
Here in Austin we are graced with the best movie theater chain in the world (well ok, they're spreading to other Texas cities too), The Alamo Drafthouse (link). The downtown theater does this show called "Super Happy Fun Monkey Bash" which features clips of random Japanese sketch comedy (many of which features those two guys in the thong/slingshot outfit) and Japanese TV commercials. Unfortunately there are no shows coming up, but you can get them on DVD. I found this, but don't know if it's endorsed by The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema or not: Link.
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