Backstage are two cages.
In one cage, the monkeys. The monkeys are delightful. They juggle and balance on balls, they wear adorable hats. And best of all, they genuinely like people. Should you want to shake their little monkey hands, you can, should you want a picture with them, feel free to take one.
In the other cage, the other monkeys. They’re not delightful.
The other monkeys, half starved, are agitated into a rage. They’re trained to fight with knives, and they hate human beings instinctively.
Also, they have rabies.
Tonight, the audience was good. Let loose the good monkeys.