In this exclusive clip for 'The Opening Act,' aspiring stand-up Will Chu (Jimmy O. Yang) joins comic star Chris Palmer (Alex Moffat) for an appearance on a morning zoo-style radio show.

The film is written and directed by Steve Byrne, and produced by Vince Vaughn and Peter Billingsly. It also features an impressive amount of comic co-stars including Cedric the Entertainer, Bill Burr, Ken Jeong, Neal Brennan, Debby Ryan, Jermaine Fowler, Whitney Cummings, and Iliza Shlesinger.

Here's the official synopsis for the film:

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.

'The Opening Act' will be in theaters, on digital and on demand on October 16.

The Opening Act

"To get to the top, you have to start at the bottom."
Not Yet Rated1 hr 30 minOct 16th, 2020