|What I Learned from The Knicks Game
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Posted: March 19, 2012
by Ted Greenberg
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My Off-Broadway comedy show — Ted Greenberg’s The Complete Performer — is billed as a “mostly one-man comedy show.” It’s true on stage, but there are more people involved — stage manager, producer, stage hands, director, technical director — in running the show week in and week out. On Friday March 16, The Complete Performer team went to see the Knicks take on the Indiana Pacers at Madison Square Garden.
Here’s what I learned from the game.
5. Sometimes a costume change makes all the difference in the world. The Knicks City Dancers came out in uniforms straight out of Austin Powers — block blue and white skirts and go-go boots. On a scale of one to ten, the outfit ranks a solid four. The team’s second outfit — bedazzled blue and orange short shorts onesie — was a winner, a perfect 10. I, too, make a costume change in my weekly comedy show. Like the Knicks City Dancers, I’m glad I save my best costume for last too.
4. Seeing a show or game with a group is the way to go. The Knicks victory was never in doubt, but for a stretch of the game the team fell in love with its (unsuccessful) three point shot. When Dan, who works on the show, blurted out, “Great. There’s only one kind of shot. Three pointer,” we all cracked up. Other asides, jokes and snarky comments made by various members of The Complete Performer Team made the game an even better experience. We encourage groups (like the one below) to check out my show too; it’s even more fun.
3. Carmelo Anthony may not have made the All Star team this season, but he’s top of the list for the All Star compression sock team. Melo sported a compression sock on each of his limbs, and he wasn’t alone. The Knicks could keep a compression sock company in business with its starting five alone.
2. People really like hot dogs and beer while enjoying entertainment even if the Bud Light is $9.50. The world is practically built around it. While we don’t serve hot dogs at Ted Greenberg’s The Complete Performer (yet!), we’ve got a bar nearby to amp your late night comedy experience. And the beer is cheaper than $9.50.
1. You need a good half-time show. While the Knicks took it to the Pacers, winning by 15 points, the half-time show didn’t live up to the excitement of the game. No wonder droves of people went to the bathroom or to grab a pretzel after the show started. I promise you one thing: come to my show, and our halftime show will thrill you.
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