Onstage: The Complete History of Comedy (Abridged)

The wacky troupe that condensed the works of Shakespeare, the Bible, American history and more is at it again. The Reduced Shakespeare Company returns to the Cincinnati Playhouse to explore the evolut

click to enlarge The Complete History of Comedy (Abridged)
The Complete History of Comedy (Abridged)

The wacky troupe that condensed the works of Shakespeare, the Bible, American history and more is at it again. The Reduced Shakespeare Company returns to the Cincinnati Playhouse to explore the evolution of comedy from cavemen telling “rock-rock” jokes all the way to Chris Rock. 


One of the creators, Austin Tichenor, says, “Comedy isn’t brain surgery; you can learn brain surgery. You can’t learn comedy. You’ve either got it or you ain’t.” These guys got it, and they’re ready to serve it up. 

Through Dec. 29. $30-$75. Thompson Shelterhouse Theatre, 962 Mount Adams Circle, Mount Adams, 513-421-3888, cincyplay.com.