Are you a fan of stand-up comedy? If so, you may want to check out the trailer below. RLJE Films has released the first trailer for the indie comedy, The Opening Act.
The film, which is produced by Vince Vaughn, stars Jimmy O. Yang, Cedric the Entertainer, Debby Ryan, Ken Jeong and Jermaine Fowler.
The film focuses on Will Chu, who 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.
‘The Opening Act’ was written/directed by Steve Byrne, who has been a stand-up comedian for over two decades. So if anyone knows this world, it’s him.
The comedy will hit select theaters and VOD on October 16, 2020. Check out the trailer below…