Synopsis

This documentary provides a candid look inside the agony and ecstasy of making people laugh for a living. A stand-up comedian must be the writer, the director, and the star performer. There is no rehearsal, no practice, and no safety net when you're in front of a live audience. For most people, baring their soul on stage and having an audience "boo" at you would become a life-long trauma, but for stand-up comedians, it's a nightly challenge. Personal footage of life on the road from a comedian's point of view is combined with interviews with Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Amy Schumer, Kevin Hart, Bob Saget, Jamie Foxx, Sarah Silverman, Jerry Lewis, Steve Coogan, the late Garry Shandling and others.