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- n. Plural form of floorshow.
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The buzz shows were Nick Helm and Adam Riches's raucous participative floorshows, suggesting an appetite among 2011 audiences for event-comedy that bashes them around the head and forces them to muck in.
Mr. Moruzzi amply documents the thriving bordello trade (a card advertises the Aunt Nena Club, where customers are "attended by pretty girls") and racy floorshows at nightclubs such as the Sans Souci and Tropicana (a series of photos shows the "teaser" performances put on in the aisles of a weekly flight from Miami sponsored by the Tropicana).
The biggest and maybe the best hotel in town, the Nacional, with its casino and lavish floorshows, its rumored backing by the Mafia, was far too exquisite for our tastes, so we had taken excellent rooms at the Hotel Rex, not quite a one-star establishment but cheap.
Plenty 0f standups answered the call; two of the fringe's most political comedy sets - Andrew Maxwell's and Josie Long's - were Adam Riches's raucous participative floorshows, suggesting an appetite among 2011 audiences for event-comedy that bashes them around the head and forces them to muck in.
In their early years the brothers were at the heart of the Jazz Age, in demand for lavish American vaudeville shows and for the floorshows which accompanied the orchestras of Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, the Dorsey Brothers and Gene Krupa.