In this Off Broadway hit, an over the hill comic who is desperate for a shot on a late night TV show has invited a hip young writer to his cottage in the Catskills to help him update his act. They might as well be talking in tongues about what is funny! The second act moves to a seedy club where the mafia connected owner wants aspiring comics to sign a contract giving him a commission on their future earnings. Then the play goes to comedy heaven: backstage at that late night TV show. The older comedian awaits his last chance at the big time and one of the comics from Act 2 is getting his first shot.
"[This] acidly funny dissection of the stand up comedy jungle...crackles with authenticity." - The New York Times
"A dazzling comedy. Fresh, clever and above all, funny." - The New York Post
"Might make you laugh so hard you won't appreciate what fine writing it is." - New York Daily News
"To be wise about being funny and still be funny is a rare accomplishment indeed." - New York Newsday