Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
The dreary realities faced by struggling stand-up comedians provides the basis of this sometimes funny drama. The story centers on three comics who are hired by promoter Doug Atkin to do a brief tour of college campuses and a few redneck bars. snooty Andy Miller is used to headlining gigs in San Francisco. Divorced mother and rookie comic Charlie McKnight and the rude-crude emcee Brock Mason are his traveling companions. Suffering the worst possible accommodations, wretched food, hostile crowds, penurious club owners, and in-fighting caused by a brief affair between Charlie and Andy coupled with Brock's constant drinking and womanizing the trip becomes a nightmarish endurance contest.
troupe, artist, bar [pub], basement, behind-the-scenes, campus, club [organization], college, comedian, conflict, connection, creativity, divorce, food, friendship, gig, house, jealousy, motel, Nazism, nightmare, on-the-road, owner, profession, profile [character], promiscuity, promoter, reality, road-trip, room, show, stage, success, tourist, traveling, trip, wife, news, road, running