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The Complete History of Comedy (Abridged)

Brisbane Arts Theatre

30th March - 4th May

No joke is left untold as three performers navigate the complete history of comedy. From the high-brow to the low, The Complete History of Comedy (abridged) is as its name suggests—a complete history of comedy... abridged.

Covering comedy through the ages, from Aristophanes, Shakespeare and Vaudeville through to late-night talk shows, no chicken will be left abandoned on the wrong side of the road, and no cream pie will be left in search of a face, as three actors deconstruct the entire history of comedy in just under two hours.

The Complete History of Comedy (abridged) is far more affordable than tickets to a theme park, but you’ll come away with the same feeling of nausea and motion sickness. Alongside countdown lists of history’s least funny people (hello, Adam Sandler) this show takes the opportunity to give homage to comedic influences through the ages.

From a superbly skilful remake of Abbot and Costello’s ‘Who’s on First?’ routine to a ukulele-plucked love letter to the comedic greats, this crash course presentation in comedy will have you rolling in the aisles

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