Osaka/Kobe — ROR Comedy is Kansai’s first and funniest English-language stand-up comedy group. Established in 2011, ROR brings together comedians from Britain, Canada, the US, New Zealand and Japan. The material, which ranges from wry observations of life in Japan to the universal themes of love, loss and defending oneself against the kanchō, has tickled crowds in Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, Tokyo and Okinawa. The gang also host open mic nights at Osaka’s L&L Bar on the last Thursday of every month. Check out their upcoming shows at Cafe Absinthe in Osaka (Mar 20) and Bar Iznt in Kobe (Mar 10). Both shows start at 8:30pm and cost ¥500.