Steven Gold is a stand-up comedian who is flat broke and has recently dropped out of medical school. He and several others work regularly at the Gas Station, a New York comedy club. The wages are lousy and everybody hopes for the big break. Lilah Krytsick is housewife with an ambition to be a stand-up comedian, however she doesnt seem to have the talent. Steven takes her under his wings and teaches her the art of comedy and humour. But when a TV station arranges a comedy evening at the club, Steve sees his opportunity for fame and stardom. Their friendship seems quickly forgotten and now it's every man and woman for him- or herself! Written by
Mattias Pettersson <email@example.com>
Dying is easy. Comedy is hard.
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Did You Know?
Both Tom Hanks
and Sally Field
did stand-up routines in comedy clubs to prepare for this film. Stand-up comedian Susie Essman
and comedy writer Dottie Archibald
coached Field for her role. Archibald also served as consultant for the film, recruiting real stand-up comedians to appear in the film. Hanks enlisted stand-up comedian Barry Sobel
and comedy writer Randy Fechter
to help write his routine. One night, a young, up-and-coming Chris Rock
shared a set with Hanks, and has stated since that Hanks was the funniest stand-up he had ever seen. See more
$500! What the hell did you buy for 500 dollars?
(from ballet "Gayaneh")
Music by Aram Khachaturyan See more