Reduced Shakespeare Company Performs The Complete History of Comedy (abridged) at Booth Playhouse Nov. 5-7!
Join us at Booth Playhouse at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center Nov 5-7 for Reduced Shakespeare Company’s The Complete History of Comedy (abridged)! The troupe will take the stage to answer the fundamental questions of comedy:
- Which is the least funny nationality? Which is the funniest? Why did the former try to exterminate the latter?
- 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 did the chicken cross the road? RSC dreams of a day when chickens can travel freely without their motives being questioned.
They’ve skewered history, the Bible and the world’s most celebrated playwright. Now, 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.
Since its pass-the-hat origins in 1981, the Reduced Shakespeare Company has created 10 world-renowned stage shows, two television specials, several failed TV pilots, and numerous radio pieces, all of which have been performed, seen and heard the world over. The company’s itinerary has included stops off-Broadway, at the White House, the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, London’s West End, Seattle Repertory Theatre, American Repertory Theatre and Montreal’s famed Just For Laughs Festival, as well as performances in Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Japan, Malta, Singapore and Bermuda, plus countless civic and university venues throughout the USA, the U.K. and Europe.
Purchase your TICKETS today to see these hysterical comedians tackle the entire history of comedy in just 90 minutes!
Get a sneak peek of the show by watching the comedians below!