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Do You Batsu? Underground Japanese Game Show Mixes Comedy With Pain

If it hurts to watch, just be glad you’re not a contestant. On Monday nights the comedy troupe Face Off Unlimited takes over the basement of Jebon Sushi and Noodle on St. Marks Place and puts on its own version of a cringe-inducing Japanese game show.

The Local recently talked with one of the performers and watched with a mix horror and delight as audience members ate sushi off of a hairy man’s belly — but not before signing a waiver, of course.

The above video has been edited to reflect the following correction:

Correction: December 2, 2011

A previous version of the video gave incorrect names for Jay Painter and Eric Robinson.