RLJE Films The Opening Act In Theaters + VOD October!
Earlier in the year, before the COVID pandemic, stand-up comedian Steve Byrne (“Sullivan & Son,” Always Amazing) took to social media to speak on his first film he wrote and directed. Read on…
CelebnMovies247.com reports that RLJE Films will release the comedy THE OPENING ACT In Theaters, On Digital and On Demand October 16, 2020.
Stand-up comedian Steve Byrne had this to say about his first time directorial debut film which he also wrote:
“The Opening Act” will be released in 2020, my first feature film that I wrote and directed. Today is day 1 of my second feature I’ll be writing and directing. pic.twitter.com/cwrLnpVfyp
— Steve Byrne (@stevebyrnelive) January 3, 2020
Written and directed by stand-up comedian Steve Byrne (“Sullivan & Son,” Always Amazing) and produced by Vince Vaughn (The Internship, Couples Retreat) and Peter Billingsley (Ironman), THE OPENING ACT stars Jimmy O. Yang (“Silicon Valley”), Alex Moffat (“Saturday Night Live”), Cedric The Entertainer (“The Neighborhood”), Neal Brennan (Get Him to the Greek), Debby Ryan (“Insatiable”), Ken Jeong (The Hangover), Bill Burr (The King of Staten Island), Jermaine Fowler (“Superior Donuts”), Russell Peters (Supercon), Whitney Cummings (“Whitney”), Tom Segura (Instant Family), and Iliza Shlesinger (Spenser Confidential).
Will Chu has it all – the job, the girl – but what’s missing is his true passion in life, to become 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 take the opportunity to learn from his idols and overcome the challenges, Will still needs to decide if he should continue with the life he has, or pursue the one he has always dreamt of – the life of a comedian.