Interactive Historical Comedy - Comedy wrapped in history and literature with audience volunteers as the stars...oh, and juggling!
All-ages shows in which audience volunteers take vital roles, and scenes from history & literature come to hilarious life. Improvisational fun performed in venues of all kinds since 1994, thousands and thousands entertained!
The shows cover a variety of time periods, authors and holiday themes:
Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
Edgar A, Poe
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Kipling's Just-So Stories
Medieval / Renaissance Times
Price Range: $350. and up - travel costs may apply
Gig Length: 25 - 60 minutes
Insurance: $1,000,000 - COMMERCIAL GENERAL LIABILITY
What to Expect
In every case, audience volunteers are welcomed into the show, and together we improvise our way to laughter for one and all!
Depending on the content chosen, your audience will be met by a character from history or a specific work of literature. For example, the comedy version of Romeo & Juliet is hosted by the historical tragedian Ned Alleyn, whilst the Christmas Carol is presented by Tiny Tim (all grown up).
Sometimes the notion of "interactive" frightens people - they think they'll be hauled unwillingly on stage and made a fool of. Please note that I only work with those who want to, and your guests can be assured of not being pulled in without volunteering.
Christopher Davis is a SAG-AFTRA actor, author and comedian. In an effort to put his degree in Philosophy from Villanova University to the best possible use, he’s been entertaining and educating audiences of all ages since 1988.
Shakespeare, Poe, Dickens, Greek mythology and Kipling provide his material for interactive comedies which make history and literature more accessible and enjoyable, while giving audience members a chance to take a meaningful role in the performance.
Additional Booking Notes
Minimal technical needs.
Lav mic depending on audience size and layout.
I have a wide variety of content from which the clients may pick and choose.
Influences & Inspiration
Lord Richard Buckley
Table for props, 4 chairs (not always needed)
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