RambozoEven in the middle of a hugely successful run like we had at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park (where our production of The Complete History of Comedy (abridged) sold more single tickets than any production in their 2014-2015 season except for A Christmas Carol), there will be at least one person to whom the show just doesn’t speak. This week we discuss our encounter with such a person and the legitimately interesting conversations it sparks about apparently meaningless comedy, mope faces, advice for giving criticism, notes on giving notes, the dearth of female (and indeed male) comedians before the 20th-century, and the cross-section of the intellectual and scatological. Intellatological? (Length 18:47)

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Vickie · January 20, 2014 at 5:18 pm

I came from Salt Lake City to see Comedy Abridged in early December. Was lucky to have tickets for Saturday because you had cancelled the Friday show because of the snow. I brought a former student who recently relocated to Cincinnati who was from India. I laughed (so wasn’t ‘the one’) but wondered if she would understand the show. While she missed some of the references, at intermission, she turned to me and remarked that she had never before had her cheeks hurt from laughing that long and hard. So she wasn’t ‘the one’ either – we loved the show. Thanks. And I did send an email to Kingsbury Hall to ask that they invite you – my vote was Complete Sports. Hope to see you again soon. Vickie

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