Good question, Frank. I thought it would make a great standup piece, and worked out one approach after another, but nothing really worked. I saw a clip online of some other fellow's standup routine, and it didn't really seem to work, either.
On the other hand, I have heard that Mike Rogers had a very effective standup routine to music, I think. Maybe Pete Biro can help on this.
The David Solomon clip (see his site) is close up, but it looks like it would play just as well onstage.
The Bill Malone routine may shed some light on this, even though it's done close up. I suspect it's a matter of approach and attitude, rather than audience proximity, though.
Anyone out there do this on the street, even?