Forty-five year old Hitoshi Matsumoto from the Japanese comedic duo “Downtown” has gotten married. The new bride is not in the entertainment industry. Not much has been reported about her except that she is currently pregnant.
Many people in the entertainment industry had Matsumoto pegged as a lifelong bachelor, however in a press conference he announced that he was married and asked the media to respect his new bride’s privacy.
Matsumoto’s known for not being too good at sports, so here’s a video of him from his television show “Lincoln” throwing out the first pitch at a baseball game on his birthday two years ago… and wasting no time making a mockery of the situation. Note, this is a real professional baseball game between the Yokohama Baystars and the Hanshin Tigers in the Japanese major league with the stands full of over 30,000 fans.
Most of the what he does out there was requested by other members of the Lincoln cast, some of them are imitations of other comedians.