Marty’s photo of the day #4322: This is the historic Brown Grand Theatre in Concordia, Kansas. I performed my show, “Around the World in 90 Minutes,” here in 2009. If you look closely, you’ll see a deep orchestra pit in front of the stage. When I perform, I wear a wireless headset microphone and work near the edge of the stage. I loved this theatre, but performing “at the edge of disaster” was a little unnerving.

Think falling into the orchestra pit only happens in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel? Shirley Manson of the band Garbage fell off the stage once, and after years of pain eventually had to get her hip replaced. It’s amazing how you can be on stage, concentrating on putting on the best show possible, and forget a little thing like the edge of the stage.

Speaking of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, it’s the only contemporary series that my wife and I have watched twice. It’s so, so good, and you really need to watch it more than once to catch all the lines. Seeing Midge Maisel fall into the orchestra pit earlier this week made me think of this shot. Also, in two weeks I will be on a speaking tour that will route me from upstate New York to New Jersey. Since it won’t be far out of my way, I’m taking a brief detour and “I’m going to the Catskills!” (Inside joke for Mrs. Maisel fans. A photo of me in front of the “Steiner Mountain Resort” to come.)