Friday, May 20, 8:00 p.m. • Saturday, May 21, 8:00 p.m.
$25 Reston/$50 Non-Reston
The Reduced Shakespeare Company • The Complete History of Comedy (abridged)
From the high-brow to the low, The Complete History of Comedy (abridged) covers comedy through the ages, from Aristophanes and Shakespeare and Molière
(Is Molière funny? Why not?) to Vaudeville and Charlie Chaplin to The Daily Show
and Anthony Weiner.
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 stopping for everything in-between, the bad boys of abridgment leave no joke untold as they deconstruct the entire history of comedy in 90 rollicking minutes.
As one would expect in an examination of the History of Comedy, the show contains occasional strong language and sexual innuendo.