Episode 425. UK Comedy Openings

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IMG_4585After a long week of tech and a weekend of opening performances, our 81-city UK tour of The Complete History of Comedy (abridged) is finally underway. Actors Gary Fannin, Matt Pearson, Andrew Hodges, and Steven Rostance talk about the process that got us here, the things we learned, and the fears we overcame during our opening weekend of performances. Featuring differences and similarities to the RSC’s other shows, roller coaster analogies, imitations of barn animals, a special appearance by our friend Mike McShane, the gift of not being precious, international improvements, and the perils (and ultimately pleasures) of improvising. (Length 22:38)