RLJE Films announces The Opening Act on Blu-ray and DVD
The world of stand-up comedy is not all laughs behind the scenes if you have ever heard any stories from some of those that came up. It makes for a great back drop and the latest film The Opening Act looks to go all in featuring a who’s who in the comedy world including Jimmy O. Yang, Alex Moffat, Cedric The Entertainer, Neal Brennan, Debby Ryan, Ken Jeong, Bill Burr, Whitney Cummings, Jermaine Fowler, Russell Peters, Tom Segura, Iliza Shlesinger. Add to the mix the producing power houses of Vince Vaughn and Peter Billingsley and writer/director Steve Byrne at the helm and you have big potential.
The Opening Act follows Will Chu who 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.
In addition to the film this release features bonus content including extended stand-up scenes, featurettes and more. Step onto the stage and grab your copy of The Opening Act when it hits Blu-ray and DVD on December 15th from RLJE Films.