Reduced Shakespeare Company Slates ‘History of Comedy’ at RVCC


The always hilarious Reduced Shakespeare Company will perform The Complete History of Comedy (abridged), Sunday, May 22, at 7 p.m., at The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College, Branchburg. The presentation is the final segment in this year’s Major Artists Series. They’ve skewered history, the Bible and the world’s most celebrated playwright. Now, 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 to Shakespeare and Moliere, to Vaudeville to Charlie Chaplin, to The Daily Show and, of course, Anthony Weiner. Tickets to The Complete History of Comedy (abridged) are far more affordable than tickets to an amusement park, but audiences will 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. Tickets cost $25 and $35. To purchase tickets, contact the Box Office, 908-725-3420, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., or order online at Senior citizen, student and group discounts are available for most performances. Raritan Valley Community College’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. Serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 50 years, RVCC is an educational and cultural center that is nationally recognized for its innovative programming, service to the community and environmental leadership. The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, professional development and personal enrichment courses. The College also has a performing arts center and planetarium. RVCC is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community’s businesses and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit