Episode 40. RSC On TV!

”We’re on TV (sort of). We’ve written a TV show called The Week Reduced and will be filming a sample episode on September 26. Also, an interview with Neil Benson of Opus 3 Artists, one of the country’s leading theatrical booking agents (who, for some reason, also represents us). Featuring Read more…

RSC On TV!

The RSC’s on TV!! (Sort of.) We’ll be taping a presentation of “The Week Reduced”, a late night comedy show currently being considered by TBS on Wednesday night, September 26, 2007.”The Week Reduced”, created by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor, will be a weekly half-hour satire of TV news programs, Read more…

Episode 39. Behind The Table

”Between seeing great Chicago actors this week, we had plenty of time to chat about fan concerns, joke selection, and smart actor choices. Featuring the results of the Podcast Awards, some highly technical medical jargon, a scary excerpt from Reduced Idol, and a special appearance by Chicago’s Improvised Shakespeare Company. Read more…

Episode 38. Memories of Edinburgh

”The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is in full swing, and we’re not there! If you’re not either, listen to our tales of Edinburgh discoveries, inventive sleeping arrangements, freak show skills, false alarms, and confused protesters. Featuring excerpts from The Complete Millennium Musical (abridged) and The Reduced Shakespeare Radio Show, and a special Read more…

Episode 37. How To Audition

”Want to audition for the Reduced Shakespeare Company? Reed and Austin outline everything they look for during RSC casting sessions. Featuring advice, tips, warnings, and explanations why sometimes even the best actors don’t make the cut. Plus, a special appearance by Brick Hawke and Attacus Dove, hosts of the Hawke Read more…

Episode 36. Ffan-Ffording-Tastic!

”Bestselling author Jasper Fforde talks about First Among Sequels, the latest in his Thursday Next series. Jasper shares the RSC’s reverential irreverence for sacred literature, reveals some eerie insight concerning Jane Austen, and outlines his Schrodinger Night Fever Principle of Literary Analysis. Featuring a special appearance by The Word Nerds. Read more…

Episode 35. Best Podcast Ever!

”You did it! We received two nominations for 2007 Podcast of the Year Awards! In honor of that, we give you…the Best Podcast Ever. Featuring “lost” podcast bits, a plethora of fan voice messages, a special appearance by four junior pseudo (in their own minds) celebrities, and — don’t blink Read more…

Episode 34. The Windy City

”We’re coming to Chicago! Our opening at the Royal George Theatre prompts this tribute to the City of Big Shoulders. We celebrate this great theatre town, debate the merits of the Cubs v. the White Sox, and reveal the truth about Mrs O’Leary’s cow. Featuring a special appearance by Charna 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 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 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…

Reduced Shakespeare Podcast

Backstage drama. Touring trauma. Famous guests. Infamous guests. Where to eat in Pittsburgh. Where not to drive in Israel. How to audition. When to improvise. Literary analysis. Hysterical paralysis. All this and less – on the Reduced Shakespeare Company Podcast.

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)