The Cellini thread reminded me of a show I was working in... it was produced in San Francisco by a bloke with a TV Series, Ron Magers. Show was called "Electric Impressions" and featured rock groups, variety acts and misc. subjects.
He decided to produce a live show, rented a place and bot 14 of us to put a show together.
Curtain opened and there were two, count 'em two people in the audience (a nightclub).
So we go on as if the joint was full.
I get to a trick where I need two people to come up to help. Naturally I ask the two people.
Get to a point and a gag comes to mind. I say, "OK, now I'll hold the props, you run out in the audience and see how it looks, then come back and we'll finish."
Then I said, "Oh, when you go back, sit at a different table, we want the cleaning crew to think we had a bigger crowd."
Curtain opens, Two people in audience.
When I get them up I asked how did you find out about the show?
They said, "Our friends were here last night and they told me it was a great show!" :p :cool: :eek: :( :eek: :rolleyes: