Boys from Reduced Shakespeare offer The Complete History of Comedy (abridged) in evening of wicked mirth

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They’ve skewered history, the Bible and the world’s most celebrated playwright, now the Reduced Shakespeare Company tackles the subject it was born to reduce.

From the high-brow to the low, The Complete History of Comedy (abridged) covers comedy through the ages, from Aristophanes and Shakespeare and Moliere (Is Moliere funny? Why not?) to Vaudeville and Charlie Chaplin to The Daily Show.

A spokesman for the theatre group said: “Tickets to The Complete History of Comedy (abridged) are far more affordable than tickets to an amusement park, but you’ll come away with the same feeling of nausea and motion sickness.

“From cavemen telling “Rock Rock” jokes to Chris Rock and everything in-between, the bad boys of abridgment leave no joke untold as they deconstruct the entire history of comedy in 90 rollicking minutes.”

The show is staged at Bedford Theatre, De Parys Avenue on Monday, March 2 and Tuesday, March 3 at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £14, concessions £12 from 01234 362269 or visit