"I feel tremendous pressure to frolic."
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Tags:audience participation, fourth wall, 4th wall, break the fourth wall, breaking the fourth wall, break the 4th wall, breaking the 4th wall, avant-garde, theater, theaters, theatre, theatres, performer, performers, performance, performances, live performance, live performances, actor, actors, acting, improv, improvise, improvises, improvisation, improvisations, shakespeare, play, plays, playwright, playwrights, stage, stages, audience, audiences
"There's no business like show business. . ."
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"This next song goes out to anyone who's ever been in love with the idea of invading Iran."
Tags:war, iran, war in iran, live music, music, performer, performers, performing, performance, performances, piano, piano player, piano players, pianos, military, officer, soldier, soldiers, officers, general, generals, conflict, political conflict, invade, invasion, military invasion, bar, bars, restaurant, restaurants, veteran, veterans, war vet, war veteran, war veterans, war vets, armed forces, servicemen, servicewomen, history, historical, persian gulf
"The Sudden, Sure Knowledge That One's Best Efforts Have Come To Naught."
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"You're on next. Break a leg!"
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"Accepting the applause for Mr. Fontana—Mr. Fontana's mother."
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"And now, with apologies to Cole Porter."
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"I don't know much about show business, but I do know we're selling more hamburgers."
Tags:restaurant, restaurants, dining out, eating out, meal, meals, food, eating, dining, service, customer service, hamburger, hamburgers, burger, burgers, fast food, diner, diners, cafe, cafes, music, live music, piano, pianos, pianist, pianists, musician, musicians, performer, performers, performance, show, shows, dinner theatre, dinner theater, show business, dancing, dog, dogs, dog trick, dog tricks
"But seriously, folks..."
A man jumps from the frying pan into the fire.
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"No wonder we could get tickets."
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"Tonight's 'Valkyrie' features actual Norse gods, and takes place in the sky."
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"A gentleman would offer his seat."
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"Of course, what I'd really like to do is direct."
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"In my view, management overrates the motivational appeal of mackerel."
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Chicken standing on a platform on a stage with three horns in front of it and wearing a top hat; a sign on the side of the platform reads "National Endowment for the Arts - Seal of Approval."
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"I've had a request. Nonetheless, here's another song."
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"Is there a spin doctor in the house?"
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"Remind me—what's scary about a chair?"
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"Is there a doctor in the house, and more importantly, another magician?"
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"This one's for me."
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"I've seen it performed many times, but I can't remember ever sleeping through it so peacefully."
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