Around half, maybe less of Miller’s set was material from his HBO special “T.J. Miller: Meticulously Ridiculous.” After his set, Miller emphasized the importance of not simply touring his polished HBO set.
“I think there’s nothing better than an audience walking away knowing that that performance was just for them,” Miller said.
For the Syracuse audience, this included running jokes with the spotlight operator — at one point, Miller was sprinting across the stage to see if the light would keep up — and setting up a mic stand in front of the sign language interpreter so the audience can hear the sounds of the gesticulations. His off-the-cuff commentary enthralled the audience, much more than his reliable, less spontaneous set.