“Comedy Tonight” – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Music and Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
This bawdy farce is usually not the first to come to mind when thinking of Sondheim’s masterworks, but it is proof of the composer’s incredible talent and ingenuity. The protagonist Pseudolus informs the audience they are in for a comedy tonight along with the company in this delightful opening number. Everyone was promised a comedy tonight on this day in 2000 when The Original Kings of Comedy was released, a film featuring the routines of stand-up comedians Cedric the Entertainer, Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, and Bernie Mac.