Will Chu is stuck in a thankless job while trying to pursue his true passion in life, becoming 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 learn from his idols and overcome the challenges, he’ll have to prove he has what it takes to make his dream a reality.

    • Rent $4.99
    • Buy $14.99

Trailers

Trailer

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

82% TOMATOMETER

Critics Consensus: With The Opening Act, writer-director Steve Byrne offers perceptive insights on the struggles faced by budding stand-up comedians -- and creative dreamers in general.

16+ COMMON SENSE

Indie about aspiring stand-up comic is both sweet and salty.

Cast & Crew

Information

Studio
RLJE Films
Genre
Comedy
Released
Copyright

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions (CC) refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.

Artists in This Movie

Viewers Also Bought

Movies in Comedy