I never thought someone would actually try and make a version of The Truman Show, but I suppose if I did, it would happen in Japan. Calling what the Japanese did the equivalent of The Truman Show, however, is far too kind as they basically destroyed a man’s career in one of the most bizarre television shows you’re about to learn about.
Nasubi, a young comedian, was given an “audition” for a tv show and told he might get the job if he could complete the challenge. The challenge was to strip down naked in a room and continue to live there while recording his life 24/7 and surviving only on things he won in sweepstakes. For an astonishing 15 months he kept this up, all the while having no idea that his day to day exploits were being shown to a Japanese audience. No, I’m not making this shit up.
Check out the video below, which is honestly about the craziest thing I’ve ever heard! How did this go on for so long?!