Episode 32. The Celtic Tiger

”Whatever you call it….the Emerald Isle….the Land of Saints and Scholars….the Celtic Tiger…Ireland is one of our favorite places. Since we’re touring there for eight weeks, we tell Irish tales of the perils of pub singing and the legend of Oliver Reed. Featuring special appearances by Irish natives Jane Fitzpatrick Read more…

Episode 31. Happy Birthday America!

”In honor of America’s big 2-3-1, we feature The Complete History of America (abridged) in all of its reverent irreverence, and some truly patriotic behind-the-scenes info about how to celebrate and needle a large world power. Featuring a special appearance by Peter Hulne, star of the Comedy Central show American Read more…

Episode 30. Summer Reading Lists

”This week: Random meanderings about books! How film and TV inspires our reading habits, and how reading choices reflect character….or in our case, lack of character. Plus, which books cure insomnia, the eerie similarities between Alan Ayckbourn and Curt Flood, and a classy excerpt from All The Great Books (abridged). Read more…

Episode 29. The Word Nerds

”Reed and Austin chat with Dave Shepherd, producer and host of The Word Nerds podcast, and we share podcast gossip, details of rhythm, intonation, pronunciation, and the glories of the Liquid U. Plus, a special appearance by David Koechner (The Office, Anchorman) — and we get to hear Beowulf as Read more…

Episode 28. Meet “Professor” Letwin

”A Very Special “Where Are They Now?” (or rather, a “Who Are They Again?”) episode. David Letwin, an original member of the Criterion Theatre cast in London, tells outrageous tales of Royals in the stalls, Adventures in Lecturing, and an audience with Moses Himself. Special appearance by Gary Rudoren, co-author Read more…

Episode 27. By The Bay!

”LIVE! from the streets of San Francisco, where we’re planning to open The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged) and Completely Hollywood (abridged). Featuring live excerpts from both shows, a businessy but fascinating interview with our SF producer Brad Balduf of Jian Enterprises, and a special appearance by David Read more…

Episode 26. Six Month Checkup

”Favorite moments and indulgent reminiscences from the first six months of RSC Podcasts. Featuring deep introspection, shock and awe at the glories of the podcast aesthetic, an unnecessarily polysyllabic episode description, and a benediction by Dick Costolo, President & CEO of FeedBurner, the company that makes all podcasts possible! Thanks, Read more…

Episode 25. Follow The Mistakes!

”Mistakes…or oh-so-brilliant bits of comic invention!? You be the judge. We honor the god of chaos (Harpo?) and analyse the funny moments in our shows which began as screw-ups. Featuring excerpts from several of our stage shows, unnecessary vomiting, and a special appearance by Bridget Fonger, author of The Lazy Read more…

Episode 24. Let It Snow!

”We’ve died many times onstage, but only once for real (almost!) on this terrible flight into upstate New York. Memories of a horrible blizzard, prompted by our performance at Nazareth College in Rochester, NY. Featuring bi-coastal fan feedback and a special appearance by Neil Flynn, the Janitor from TV’s Scrubs. Read more…

Episode 23. Mick And Brent

”Brent Tubbs & Mick Orfe chronicle their first performances in Completely Hollywood (abridged), and share surprisingly similar tales of air travel woes, actor’s nightmares, and strange superpowers. Featuring an appearance by playwright/director Ron West and incessant intrusion by the three B’s: Bad Bar Backgroundmusic. BBB afraid. (MP3. Length 19:34)

Episode 22. Our First Time

”You always remember your First Time. So do we. Memorable first RSC performances are recalled this week, with special emphasis on line flubs, urgent calls of nature, and sexual objectification. Plus, a special appearance by big-time Hollywood casting director Debra Zane. Ready for our close-up now, DZ! (MP3. Length 19:34)

Episode 21. Happy Birthday Willy!

”Celebrate William Q. Shakespeare’s birthday with this collection of live performance readings from Reduced Shakespeare: The Complete Guide For The Attention-Impaired (abridged). Also, excerpts from the BBC World Service’s Reduced Shakespeare Radio Show, the radio version of RSC Q&A, and a distinguished and plummy appearance by Dr. Peter Holland, McNeel Read more…

Episode 20. Up Your Peninsula!

”Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (the U.P.), the home of yoopers and Michigan Tech University, where we performed Hollywood (abridged) and chatted with the audience for 45 minutes afterward. Featuring the #1 Law of Physical Comedy, the dangers of Bar Funny, shout-outs to all our London theaters, and a special appearance by RSC Read more…

Episode 19. Ch-Ch-Changes

”RSC shows, they are a-changing! Featuring alternate Dutch book titles, clips from our “Bible (abridged)” and “RSC Radio Show” recordings, a rare deleted song verse, and a VERY rare sound clip from our TV film “The Ring Reduced”! Plus – a special appearance by Steven Weber, star of “Wings” and Read more…

Episode 18. Meet Dom Conti

”Meet Dom Conti. What makes the man-child tick? Dominic Conti, our lanky athletic third, tells us who he is and why it’s cool he has an orgy. Featuring mash notes to Chicago, quick answers to great questions, and a special appearance by Mike Bunin, one of the stars of the Read more…

Episode 17. An Average Day

”Is there such a thing as a typical RSC day? Turns out no. Featuring down-time mis-adventures from the road, both here and abroad, Reduced Van Etiquette, and a special appearance by someone from FOX TV’s “Beauty and the Geek” (here’s a hint: he’s neither one). (MP3. Length 17:40)

Episode 16. Around the World

”Barbados…Japan…Belgium…Holland… Tales of laughter in different languages, confused audiences, speaking in tongues, and full-service Liverpool hotels. Plus, good news about the Good Book, a backstage meeting with eager fans, and a special appearance from Westwood One Radio’s Jim Bohannon! ¡Adios! (MP3. Length 19:25)

Episode 15. The Earth Moved

”RSC and Natural Disasters: an inevitable combination. The boys tell tales of earthquakes, floods, broken stages, and flat tires. Plus, tales of fictional “Reduced Shakespeare Companies,” a special appearance by Fox TV’s John Wilson, and a taste of “Armageddon.” Was it good for you? (MP3. Length 19:00)

Episode 14. RSC R U!

”This pod’s for you, the audience! Audiences are the fourth member of the RSC, so we offer tips on being the perfect audience, actual audience performances from RSC shows, audio listener feedback, and a special and completely unrelated appearance by David Starzyk from “Veronica Mars”! (MP3. Length 19:05)

Episode 13. At The Movies

”Our 1st Annual Oscar® Podcast! Featuring predictions, Reduced Rules of Hollywood, an excerpt from the Reduced Shakespeare Radio Show, an appearance from National Public Radio movie critic Bob Mondello, and the business acumen and harmonica stylings of CentreRep Artistic Director Michael Butler.(MP3. Length 19:05)

Episode 12. Girls Gone RSC

”The women of the RSC step down center. Featuring bizarre personal histories, amazing discoveries from the Reduced Warehouse, and just-plain-weird backstage slang. Plus, a special appearance from Saturday Night Live’s Rachel Dratch, writer and star of the major motion picture Spring Breakdown! (MP3 Length 21:00)

Episode 11. Two Shows Running

”Austin and Reed roam backstage at the Lesher Center in Walnut Creek, California, discussing the pleasures and pitfalls of performing two shows in rep. Plus, a profile of superfan Carla Kirk and her family (who have seen the RSC perform so many times we can’t keep count), a Listener Voice Read more…

Episode 10. Up The Creek

”The RSC descends on Walnut Creek, California.  Travel with Austin as he drives north, and hang with the guys backstage as they get ready for their first performance.  Featuring tales of Hollywood auditions, theatre vs. TV salary, Dominic joins The Club, and a special appearance from Adam Felber, from NPR’s Read more…

Episode 9. Presenting the Presenters!

”LIVE! from Booth 134 of the APAP Conference. No, it’s not a gynecological convention: Austin and Reed talk to Performing Arts Presenters from all over the country — and it’s much more interesting than it sounds! Featuring theatre marketing tips, the advantages of convention drinking, some RSC origins, RSC Q&A, Read more…

Episode 8. Words Words Words!

”Austin chats with RSC actor Michael Faulkner about how he teaches Shakespeare, and checks in with his own kids about what nasty words they’ve picked up. Featuring a very special RSC Q&A with Adam Long, an excerpt from The Reduced Shakespeare Radio Show (originally b’cast on the BBC World Service), Read more…

Episode 7. Be A Clown!

”Reed Martin and Matthew Croke share clown experiences from their days with Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus, and respond (badly) to criticism. Featuring an excerpt from the Reduced Shakespeare Radio Show (originally b’cast on the BBC World Service and available from iTunes), random fan shoutouts, RSC Q&A, and a special Read more…

Episode 6. Ladies & Germs!

”Austin and Reed look back at jokes that tanked, gags that bombed, and laughs that never were. Plus, a quick look at upcoming RSC tour hot-spots around the globe – and! – this week we have our first audio message from a listener! Plus all the usual hoopla, now 150% Read more…

Episode 5. Happy Old Year!

”RSC members wax lyrical about favorite moments from 2006. Also, an excerpt from The Reduced Shakespeare Company Round Table originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4 with Dominic Conti, Mick Orfe and Austin Tichenor. Plus a message from Brett Peasel (Mommies Who Drink), RSC Q&A, Random Fan Shout-Out and more. (MP3. Read more…

Episode 4. A Little Dickens

”Hosts Austin Tichenor and Reed Martin discuss what it’s like to for once be actually home for the holidays, and look forward to upcoming holiday movies. Plus, an important warning about dreidel sharks, fan feedback, and the complete audio recording of A Little Dickens – The Complete Christmas Carol (abridged). Read more…

Episode 3. Happy Wholesome Holidays

”Austin Tichenor talks about Christmas in LA, speaks with DVDPlayground owner Matt Croke about what business is like this time of year, and premieres “Reduced Tales of Hollywood” with former RSC’er Dee Ryan, who talks about famous people from Lowell and describes her encounter with Jay Leno. Featuring Reed Martin‘s Read more…

Episode 2. On the Road

”Austin Tichenor and Reed Martin host this podcast from Lowell, MA, on tour performing Completely Hollywood (abridged). Talk of digs on the road, the quest for food, an interview with Charles Towers (Artistic Director of Merrimack Rep), plus messages from listeners, the Mighty Boosh, and more. (MP3. Length 20:04)