As promised, there were three shows jam packed with humor, fun, and great entertainment. However, there was also the unexpected: audio problems, long delays, trivia games, Q&A sessions with the audience, and a surprise gift for those patient enough to stick around until the end.
I’m thrilled that Danny used NINE of my jokes in his monologues. Two in the first, three in the second, and four in the final one. I was definitely on a roll tonight.
Would you like a little insider’s tour of tonight’s adventure? Lucky for you, I had my camera with me. Let me show you how to properly reward a live studio audience…
The first thing you want to do for your studio audience, Modern Philosophers, is properly prep the Gracie Theatre for the big night. Here’s a glimpse of the always amazing NESCOM crew hard at work before show time.
A taping generally takes about three hours, and it helps to reward your audience with excellent music during breaks in the action.
Give your studio audience a gorgeous new set to marvel over as they wait for the show to begin. Those other late night shows with national audiences have nothing on The Nite Show in the set design department, Modern Philosophers!
An audience is much more likely to enjoy the show when they are rewarded with this kind of care and attention before Danny hits the stage.
This particular writer had a very good night. Not only did he have nine of his jokes make it onto the air, but he also made some very cool new friends…
Meet my new friends, Modern Philosophers. These beautiful ladies with the charming smiles are members of Tuesday Forum, a networking organization for working women offering support and the opportunity for business and personal growth (I grabbed that right off their website so I wouldn’t screw it up!).
The ladies were a blast, wildly outgoing, incredibly friendly, and masters of Presidential Trivia. I hope they will continue to come to the tapings and bring more of their friends!
That one was a definite reward for me.
Great job tonight, Danny!
And don’t be surprised when Liz wins!
Dan and Joe took questions from the crowd, with Joe almost injuring himself when he jumped off the stage to go talk to an audience member.
There was also an impromptu trivia contest. Did you know that Abraham Lincoln was the only US President who was also a licensed bartender?
That’s right, Modern Philosophers, everyone who came to tonight’s taping was given tickets to the upcoming Lady Antebellum show, courtesy of Alex Gray and Waterfront Concerts. How awesome is that?
I told you that you needed to join me at a taping of The Nite Show.
Do you believe me now?