Reduced Shakespeare Company
The Complete History of Comedy
May 27th and 28th @ 7:30PM
Now, the Reduced Shakespeare Company tackles the subject it was born to reduce. From the
high-brow to the low, The Complete History of Comedy (abridged) covers comedy through the
ages, from Aristophanes and Shakespeare and Moliere (Is Moliere funny? Why not?) to
Vaudeville and Charlie Chaplin to The Daily Show and Anthony Weiner.
The Complete History of Comedy (abridged) answers the fundamental questions:
Which is the least funny nationality? Which is the funniest? Why did the former try to exterminate the
How do critics describe everything in a way to make it sound unfunny? (“First of all, the premise is weak.
No one would ever believe that a baseball team would actually have a first baseman named “Who.”)
Why, in fact, did the chicken cross the road?
Tickets to The Complete History of Comedy (abridged) are far more affordable than tickets to an
amusement park, but you’ll come away with the same feeling of nausea and motion sickness. From
cavemen telling “Rock Rock” jokes to Chris Rock and everything in-between, the bad boys of abridgment
leave no joke untold as they deconstruct the entire history of comedy in 90 rollicking minutes.