Episode 350. Workshopping The ‘Comedy’

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The Reduced Shakespeare Company PodcastLIVE! from Stone’s Sports Bar & Lounge comes this lively conversation with actors Dodds Delzell, Dan Saski, and Chad Yarish, the cast of the workshop production of The Complete History of Comedy (abridged). Featuring rehearsal reports, the advantages of ongoing artistic relationships, sky-high expectations, an excerpt from the show, the challenges of day jobs, the difficulties of completing RSC bingo, and whether we’ll be given free beer in exchange for the plug at the beginning of this paragraph. (Length 19:05)


Chad Yarish · August 30, 2013 at 11:39 pm

That’s awesome, Luke. This was actually one of the things that I wished I had said during the podcast: that there are TONS of people that are living the same lives – working all day, rehearsing all night, and getting sleep where we can find it. Hell, even the RSC guys have day jobs…sorta. My point being that there is a relatively small percent of people in the world that can just act and make enough money from it to not have to do anything else. The rest of us have to do the grind to make the show. Or we just need better agents…or in my case, AN agent. Anywho, I raise my glass to you.

austin · August 26, 2013 at 5:53 pm

Hey, our collective hats are off to you, too, Luke! Keep up the pace and thanks for posting.

Luke · August 21, 2013 at 10:33 am

I’ve been a longtime fan of all things Reduced, as well as a long time podcast listener. I wanted to say that this episode was particularly noteworthy to me because of Dodds, Dan and Chad all having full time day jobs and doing theater at night.

I myself have been doing the same thing in Denver, Colorado for the past seven years. Almost always, I’ve had a day job and then I’d trek over to a 7:00 rehearsal. Sometimes doubly so since I also keep very busy as a sound designer. It was very heartening to hear it happening in other parts of the country, particularly with guys who have a chance to work with the people at the RSC. That was very wonderful to hear, and gives all of us hope! Thanks again and keep on doing the great work you do!

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