Episode 329. History of Comedy

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The Reduced Shakespeare Company PodcastPlaywrights Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor discuss their eighth “Complete (abridged)” collaboration The Complete History of Comedy (abridged), which will have its Reduced Shakespeare Company world premiere at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park in November 2013. Reed and Austin talk about what the show is going to be, how excited they are to return to Cincinnati, gratitude for extraordinary leaps of faith, the primary reason everyone thinks he can be a comedian, overrated theatrical genres, and ways in which we hope to not write a dead frog. (Length 18:28)


austin · January 3, 2014 at 3:40 pm

Hi Suzanne – Thanks for your interest in our work! We’ll be performing “The Complete History of Comedy (abridged)” exclusively for the next few years so the amateur licensing rights won’t be available until then. Subscribing to our newsletter or following us on Twitter or Facebook or listening to our podcast are the surest ways to find out quickly when the rights will be released. Until then, our five other scripts up to “The Complete World of Sports (abridged)” are available from Broadway Play Publishing now. Hope this helps. Many thanks again!

Suzanne Boles Grove Community Playmakers · January 1, 2014 at 3:17 pm

We have produced your “…complete Shakespeare”… and ” History of America.” The 2014-2015 (july/june) season will be our 20th. Would love to celebrate it with your latest work.. “The Complete History of Comedy.” We actually teach 6th graders about Commedia dell’Arte each year and have a contest in which they can do their favorite stock character.
The Ok Arts Council major support grant application is due Feb 1. I just saw your new play in the Nov issue of Amer. theatre mag…yes I’m a bit behind in my reading… any idea when it will be available and a script would be available???

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