FALCON THEATRE presents    


Since the beginning of time, comedy has guided us through good times and bad times, and all the ups and downs in between.  Well, THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (abridged) playing at Falcon Theatre through April 23 actually begins at the beginning of time with the birth of comedy and continues through each landmark period culminating with The Daily Show.  Whew!!!  It is a laugh a minute, and I mean it.

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We are treated to comedy in the style of Shakespeare, Moliere, Vaudeville, Groucho, 50’s and 60’s TV, with slapstick, slips, falls, farts and jokes.  And there is something for everybody.  You see, there was this ancient book, the “Chinese Book of Comedy,” but the last chapter is missing.  Our trio of amazing and full of energy performers, Zehra Fazal, Mark Ginsburg and Mark Jacobson are dynamic.  They are on a mission to find this missing chapter, and to “save the world through the art of comedy.”  And they succeed in their mission.  Oh, and pies are thrown folks.  You will have to see the show to find out who gets it. 

Director Jerry Kernion has selected the perfect cast generating energy and entertainment, fun and frolic, giggles and belly laughs.  The props by Warren Casey, scenic design by Stephen Gifford, and the artful costumes by the always wonderful A. Jeffrey Schoenberg are fabulous. 

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It is said, “If you smile, it is amusing.  If you laugh, it is funny.”  And, in the name of the knock, knock joke, the riddle, and double entendre, THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (abridged) will tickle your funny bone.  This is the fifth and final show in the Falcon Theatre’s 2016-2017 Season.  And what a fabulous show it is with laughs and fun.  Isn’t that the way you want to spend an evening of theatre?  Yes, it is!!! 


Written by Reed Martin & Austin Tichenor

Directed by Jerry Kernion


Cast:  Zehra Fazal, Mark Ginsburg, and Mark Jacobson

Scenic Designer:  Stephen Gifford

Costume Designer:  A. Jeffrey Schoenberg

Lighting Designer:  Jared A. Sayeg

Sound Designer:  Mark McClain Wilson

Props Designer:  Warren Casey

Casting Director:  Sandi Logan

Stage Manager:  Dale Alan Cooke

Technical Director:  Mike Jespersen

Sound Operator:  Claudio Radocchia

Dresser/Crew:  Ashley Maure Felkner

Scenic Artist:  Orlando de la Paz

“The Birth of Comedy” – Original Music Composed by Peter Bufano and Performed by Cirkestra.

Falcon Theatre

4252 Riverside Dr.

Burbank, CA 91505

Tickets/Info:    818-955-8101  or

Tickets:  $30 – $45;

Runs March 22  –  April 23, 2017

Plays:  Wednesday through Saturday at 8pm;   Sunday at 4pm.

Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros
Author: Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros

Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros is a British writer and filmmaker living In Los Angeles.