I thought of this topic as I told Jerry House today what comedians I liked. I realized then though that I would never pay to see any of them perform live. Not Louis CK nor Lewis Stone, nor any of them. The live act would be too blue for me and too much money for the pleasure I derived.
Nor would I pay to see most musical groups. Or even individual singers. I can hear them just fine on a CD or elsewhere. I don't need to see them perform.
What I am willing to pay for are plays as I guess you all know. I will see almost any play. Not Broadway-type musicals as much as real plays. Well okay, both to some extent. But not the sort of musical that is just about big performance numbers written by middling song writers.
Guys and Dolls, yes.
It's funny what entertainment works live for us and what doesn't. What entertainment are you willing to pay for? I don't count movie because five bucks or so doesn't count.