Earlier this month I caught Dan Hoyle's show THE REAL AMERICANS at the Painted Bride Theatre in Philadelphia.
Besides the wonderful things I could say about both Dan's writing as well as his performance, I have to give him kudos for one moment of pure spontaneity. Somehow a dog wandered up onto the stage part way through his show the night I attended (was this a pet someone had brought in?). Just as the whole audience began to turn its attention away from the story to wonder "hey, is that a dog up there?" Dan acknowledged the canine with a quick ad-lib and touched based real quick with the audience - while still totally in character - and then continued with the show.
Also, here's a great peek behind the development process in this mini-documentary...
You can read more about Dan's show THE REAL AMERICANS on his website.