Book Tickets

Reduced Shakespeare Company 

in The Complete History of Comedy (abridged)

G Live, Guildford

Thu 21 May 2015, 7.30pm

Reduced Shakespeare Company in The History of Comedy (abridged)


They’ve skewered history, the Bible and the world’s most celebrated playwright, 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 even Nick Clegg…

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 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, 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. The bad boys of abridgment leave no joke untold as they deconstruct the entire history of comedy in 90 rollicking minutes.

You knew they’d get this one right. “The Complete History of Comedy (abridged)” — is a madcap, breakneck-speed two hours. Audacious, often outrageous and bawdy, the frantic pacing of “Comedy” reminds you of an old-time burlesque or vaudeville revue.  Boston Stages

A wild, wild ride! It’s funny. Really, really funny… And most of all, it’s really, really smart. Cincinnati Enquirer

Written and Directed by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor.

Age recommendataion 12+

Side-effects may include uncontrollable milking and painful running gags.

Tickets: £17.00*
Concessions: Save £2.00
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