Knights talk about “The Radio Show” “It’s getting more and more fun”

Nippon Broadcasting’s new program “The Radio Show” that started on September 7 (live broadcast every Monday to every Friday from 13:00 to 15:30). Knights is in charge of the program from Monday to Thursday, and the Nakagawake is in charge of Friday. Nobuyuki Makoto and Nobuyuki Tsuchiya of Knights, who serve as personalities from Monday to Thursday as “Knights The Radio Show”, will be combined with “Radio Beverly Noon” of the same station and “Saturday Wide Radio TOKYO Knights’ Chakichaki Daibyo” of TBS Radio. , Appears on live radio programs for 15 and a half hours every week. Although they are such two people, “Manzai itself does not become impossible so suddenly, so I wonder if it is better to do it in a well-balanced manner while doing radio” (Hanawa), “The number of radios will increase and something will decrease. I don’t really feel that, “(Tsuchiya). We asked him about his response to the broadcast so far, his partner each day, and his thoughts on the counterprogram.

■ Hanawa, motivated to appear in future dramas “Full of motivation”

Nobuyuki Haga (left) and Nobuyuki Tsuchiya of Knights ――Please tell us how you felt when you received the offer. Tsuchiya: I felt like “no way”. I’m doing “Beverly” (“Fumio Takada’s Radio Beverly Noon”), and I think it would be difficult to do it every day with Mr. Otani (Nobuhiko) and Mr. Tsuchiya (Reo) from the next 1 o’clock. So I didn’t expect to talk to them. ――At the press conference, you said that you couldn’t go to the Toyokan, but what about the impact on other jobs? Hanawa: But I can go to the night seats of the vaudeville. Also, I’ve been playing a drama (“Keishicho Soseki Ichibancho”) regularly for about two years, but I was told quite a bit that “drama is hard”. Of course it’s hard, but for those who schedule the drama, it’s probably easier to do it once it’s decided. In my case, I know that this time from Monday to Thursday is not good, so I think it will be easier for the drama staff to make it. ――In “Keishicho Soseki Ichibancho 2020”, there was a scene that made you think, “Isn’t Okuno, who plays Hanawa, quit the detective?” As a result, it was the final episode of “I want to improve eraser soccer” (laughs). Hanawa: It was a ridiculous punch line (laughs). Certainly there were people who asked, “Are you quitting the drama?” Tsuchiya: Ah, “Because the radio starts in a timely manner.” Hanawa: It was a story like “That’s right, isn’t it?”, But I’m completely motivated. Since one axis has been decided on this radio, it may be easier to create rhythm in the future.

■ Free talk for the first 30 minutes “I’ve gradually grasped”

――When I interviewed Mr. Hanawa before the broadcast of “Ichibancho”, he said, “I’m thinking of having various experiences in my 40s. The number of stages has decreased, but now I’m so concerned about the number of stages. You said that it wasn’t. Is that the reason why you received this offer? Hanawa: That’s right. Of course, I want to get a vaudeville, and I also want to do a lot of comics, but if I stick to that, I will not be able to do other work at all. Manzai itself doesn’t stop suddenly, so I think it’s better to do it in a well-balanced manner while also playing the radio. Tsuchiya: I don’t really feel that the number of radios is increasing and something is decreasing. With the corona, I haven’t been on the stage very stably these days. Manzai is a living thing, and you can do it as long as you move, so you don’t have to work so hard now to stand on the stage. The radio is also a combination of breathing, so you can see it in the same way. Standing on the stage of a vaudeville in the daytime is like becoming a radio. ――The program started on September 7, but how do you look back on the broadcast so far? Hanawa: After all, the first day was difficult. However, in the first week, a lot of people came to see it, but it gradually disappeared and it became easier to do (laughs). After all, it’s easier to do the art of radio if you don’t see it often. When everyone is watching, it’s hard to talk because the feeling of a closed room disappears. In the future, I hope I can understand the feeling of the time zone that is neither midnight nor morning. As for the vaudeville, the customer base is completely different between the daytime and nighttime seats. There are a lot of tourist groups in the daytime, so it’s a fairly general story to talk about. At night, there aren’t many customers, and people who are familiar with it come to see it, so you can try out new material. I think I should gradually get used to that kind of feeling. Tsuchiya: I used to play the radio twice a week, so it was quick to get used to the current “radio show.” I’m doing it from Monday to Thursday, so maybe I’ll get used to it sooner than the weekly show. It’s getting more and more fun. ――I think it’s difficult to have a 30-minute free talk at the beginning, but how about that? Hanawa: When I joined the Manzai Association and became a disciple of Master Keiko (Utsumi), I was told “Do 20 minutes Manzai” and thought “I can’t do 20 minutes”, and it ended in about 5 minutes. was. Just like that, if you think that 30 minutes is long, it will be like that. At first, I thought, “I can’t do such a long manzai,” but now it’s just the right amount of time, so I’m gradually getting to know the sense of time, such as “If I talk about this, it’s about this.” Isn’t it? Tsuchiya: For both “Beverly” and “Chakichaki,” I’ve never tried to talk about this and decide on the parts separately. Even if it’s 30 minutes every day, I’m still doing it without any meetings. Sometimes I imagine what I’m talking about from the news of the day, and sometimes I remember and talk on the spot, so I’m doing this with a fairly flexible feeling. I’ve gradually come to understand that “30 minutes is something like this”, so it was good in that sense. I was able to do that, so I wondered if I had to hold meetings every time, but I’m glad I don’t seem to need it so far.