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I don’t know if a recording of it was ever released on DVD but back during Yoshimoto’s centenary celebrations there was a lot of coverage about the early beginnings of Downtown and other comedians. Housei and Endo even acted in a play about Downtown and the Osaka-based Yoshimoto school theater they and others (including Housei when he was in Team Zero) got their start in.
As far as I understand it Downtown was in the first year of Yoshimoto’s NSC school, graduated, but stayed on to help run the theater group and whilst filming their early "4 Yo" show before moving to Tokyo.