2023 Lineup

Who IsSaku Yanagawa?

Saku Yanagawa is a Japanese comedian based in Chicago. Internationally he’s performed in over 10 countries and across the US at notable venues including Laugh Factory, Second City, Zanies, and The Comedy Store. He has headlined many comedy festivals not only in America but around the world, including Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and Fuji Rock Festival in Japan. Saku became the finalist for several comedy competitions including in Seattle, Palm Springs, and Boston. He also appeared on “NBC’s Break Out Comedy Festival” and “StandUp NBC”. Saku was selected “Forbes 30 Under 30” as a comedian in 2021. Saku is a founder and Artistic Director of The World Comedy Expo.