But with the American Idol Dead show, even the joy of getting off our feet wasn't enough to keep us in the seats. A stage show of bad celebrity acts with lame jokes and over half the cast pre-recorded and shown on the screens. I didn't attend last years, but I know that Hacks doesn't do well in a large venue. Improv thrives on intamicy. They need to put a showman back in there, not another actor with a bad Knotts script.