Every year one event overshadows all others. 'The most exciting two minutes in sports' has become a huge festival drawing people from all over the country. While the event itself is televised from Churchill Downs, all around Louisville people enjoy the private parties that come with the event.
Not only do individuals come to the area, but major corporations buy groups of tickets and sponsor entertainment for their guests. These groups need entertainment catered to them. With a selection of game shows, improv comedy and murder mystery dinners, THEY improv has a selection of performances to meet the needs of these groups.
Bringing some of the best improvisational performers from the Bluegrass State together for your next Kentucky private party or corporate event entertainment is what THEY are all about. While we certainly have no association with the Kentucky Derby, private parties that are thrown around the event are perfect for our services.
Likewise, our hospitality training workshops are valuable for the service industry. If you have a hotel, restaurant, attraction or other location that deals with the vast numbers of tourists and guests in the area, THEY improv has available options for you. Come to us and improve your guest relations.
Here are some common questions about the Derby that we felt should be answered for anyone coming for the event:
Question 1: Exactly what is a mint julip? The Mint Julep is an iced drink of bourbon, mint and a sugar syrup. It's the unofficial drink of the race. While it is often served in an ice-frosted silver julep cup, for the event most prefer the Churchill Downs souvenir glasses with previous Derby winners displayed.
Question 2: What is Millionaires Row? "Millionaire's Row" refers to the expensive box seats. The famous and the rich use their seats here as a showpiece. There is almost a fashion show sense about it with the women showing their lavich outfits and incredibly huge hats. The irony is that the hats in the area make it impossible for those behind them to see the race, but luckily the boxes are big enough that it's a non-issue. The infield (with General Admission) is where the real drunken revelry happens, while the boxes are the equivalent of floor seats at a basketball game.
Question 3: Why is the race called the Run For the Roses? The thoroughbred winner of the race is awarded 554 red roses. It's a fun tradition that goes back over a century. In 2008, Big Brown won the race but apparently doesn't like roses, so broke with the tradition. The tradition did resume the following year.
Question 4: Who ran the fastest race? In 1973 Secretariat won the race at 1:59:40 barely edging out Monarchos at 1:59:97. The slowest winner on record was Kingman in 1891 at 2:52:25. That's a difference of over 50 seconds. With better breeding and training techniques over the years the race has gotten much faster.
We're happy to answer whatever questions you might have about having entertainment for your group coming for the big event. Simply contact our offices using the information below. We look forward to you coming to the area and having a great time!
THEY improv is proud to serve the entire state of Kentucky with corporate events, private parties and murder mystery dinners, including Louisville, Lexington, Frankfort, Owensboro, Bowling Green, Covington, Georgetown, Richmond, Hopkinsville, Henderson, Florence, the Cincinnati suburbs and practically anywhere else you can think of in the Bluegrass State.
Contact us by email at info@THEYimprov.com or call (866) 219-4386.
Here are some useful state links:
Kentucky Derby Website