We all know that doing stand-up comedy is hard. Very hard. The difficulty of doing the gig is the crux The Opening Act.
Produced by Vince Vaughn and Peter Billingsley, The Opening Act looks like a stand-up version of Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky – stay with me here! They’re about the everyman gets the one in a million shot at doing what he has always wanted do do – will he rise to the challenge?
Written and directed by Steve Byrne, The Opening Act stars Jimmy O. Yang, Alex Moffat, Cedric The Entertainer, Neal Brennan, Bill Burr, Whitney Cummings, Jermaine Fowler, Ken Jeong, Russell Peters, Debby Ryan, Tom Segura and Iliza Shlesinger.
It arrives in cinemas, On Demand and Digital on 16 October 2020.
Will Chu has it all – the job, the girl – but what’s missing is his true passion in life, to become a stand-up comedian. When he gets the opportunity he’s been waiting for, the emcee slot on the road opening for his hero Billy G., the realities of life on the stage come crashing in. Between relentless hecklers, drunk comedy groupies and hard-to-impress morning radio DJs, things get off to a rough start. Even if he can take the opportunity to learn from his idols and overcome the challenges, Will still needs to decide if he should continue with the life he has, or pursue the one he has always dreamt of – the life of a comedian.