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Birth nameKazuyoshi Morita (森田 一義)
Native nameタモリ
Born (1945-08-22) 22 August 1945 (age 75)
Minami-ku, Fukuoka, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Years active1975–present
EmployerTanabe Agency
Genres Owarai
Notable works and roles

Kazuyoshi Morita (森田 一義, Morita Kazuyoshi, born 22 August 1945 in Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture), known by his stage name Tamori (タモリ) (an anagram of his surname), is a Japanese television celebrity. Known for his trademark dark sunglasses, Tamori is one of the "big three" television comedians in Japan along with Takeshi Kitano (a.k.a. Beat Takeshi) and Sanma Akashiya. [1] For more than 30 years he hosted Waratte Iitomo! ("It's OK to laugh!"), a nationally televised live show broadcast every weekday at noon from October 1982 until March 2014. [2] His likeness is the basis for the Piranha Plant in All Night Nippon Super Mario Bros. [3]


Programs on which Tamori appears



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  1. "笑わせてナンボ お笑いビッグ3の特徴とは?". Asahi Shimbun. 1 January 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  2. "'Waratte Iitomo!' wraps up after 32 years on air". Japan Times. 31 March 2014. Retrieved 29 August 2016.
  3. All Night Nippon Article