It was about two weeks before the show and I still wanted one more thing. I didn’t know what I wanted, but I knew I wanted to add one more act. I woke up early as I always do; it was like 4:00 in the morning. There was an email from this girl Jenny, “Heard about your Hot List would like to show you an idea.”
Ah, okay buh buh buh and I got to the office. Sit down at my desk, press play on the video; I’m into it 30 seconds and I’m like ‘hmmm—what’s going on here?’ A minute into it, I’m like—’OK, this is good.’ A minute and a half in I couldn’t watch the screen anymore! I can’t believe he’s going to do this!
And they did this live on stage, even though I knew I was gonna get into trouble with TSE show management. They’re a skating act and they’re on this kind of concave disc about six feet wide, and they travel the world with it. They skate fast but he literally spins her around and holds her and the last thing is a rope around his neck and a rope around her neck and as they are spinning he’s going this way and she’s spinning that way—in opposite directions! It’s the scariest thing ever and everybody in the front row was like—augh!—but it was an amazing closing to the show.