Although Danny Kaye was a master of many performance genres—film, music, theater, radio, and television—the style to which he was best suited was the vaudevillian, variety-style live show. In this capacity he could bring all of his talents together and connect with his audience in a way that other venues did not allow. In the early 1940s his stage show exploded in popularity with the addition of his Broadway and film careers. Kaye was selling out shows at the most famous and largest venues across the United States and the world. He would keep this live act in pace with his other careers through the 1960s.