The Complete History of Comedy (abridged) written by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor and directed by Jerry Kernion takes you on a fast paced ride through the high and lows of comedy.
From Aristophanes to Shakespeare, Moliere to Vaudeville, Charlie Chaplin to The Daily Show, this production will have you laughing in your seats. If not laughing, then definitely chuckling.
The extremely talented cast, which includes Zehra Fazal, Marc Ginsburg and Mark Jacobson, play off of each other beautifully. Their quick costume changes are amazing and their comic timing dead on.
They play different characters nailing each one of them and they can sing, especially Zehra. In fact, one of my favorite moments came when Zehra sang a song which included the names of all the great comics throughout the ages. The song was very poignant as well as humorous. She not only has a beautiful voice but she can play the ukulele.
Another one of my favorite bits is when the cast interacts with the audience, even bringing a couple of members on stage to provide sound effects for an improve skit. No matter what your taste in comedy, might be I’m sure you’ll find it here.
The Complete History of Comedy (abridged) opened at the Falcon Theatre on March 31 and the remaining performances are: Wednesday April 19th, Thursday the 20th,
Friday the 21st, and Saturday, the 22nd at 8:00pm, with the last performance on Sunday, April 23rd at 4:00pm To purchase tickets call the Box Office at 818-955-8101 or go to falcontheatre.com. Ticket prices are $30-$45