THE OPENERS

By Adrienne LEVY

FORZA PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

Comedy - Completed 2015

Three female comedians try to pull off the biggest Stand-up show of their lives - in their living room. Frustrated by open mics, and misogynist bookers, the girls hire a filmmaker to document the comedy special they're creating to kick start their careers. What they don't realize is how difficult it is to produce a comedy show with no money, no connections, questionable talent, and no Headliner.

    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Comedy
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 15 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Adrienne LEVY
    • Writer(s)
    • Adrienne LEVY
    • Producer(s)
    • Adrienne LEVY
    • Synopsis
    • Maggie, Tina and Drae are three aspiring stand-up comedians who are striking out left and right on the open mic circuit. After another night filled with sleazy bookers, disinterested audience members, and hostile hecklers, the women decide to take the power back and put on their own standup show. Due to lack of funds, the girls choose Drae's living room as the perfect place to host their A-list, one night only event, and use their unique talents to plan this epic show. Drae builds the set, Maggie crafts new cocktails for the ambience of the evening, and Tina calls potential headliners and businesses for sponsorship (spoiler: they all decline.)
      Finally, Lady Luck enters in the form of "Roseanne Barr," who Maggie meets on the street, and agrees to headline their show! As they prepare, Maggie, Tina and Drae realize just how difficult this undertaking is- replete with a broken stage, salami-themed cocktails and a tiny bathroom turned green room. Oh, and their headliner is not Roseanne Bar but a “Faux Ro,” a Roseanne impersonator named Barb. But the show must go on!
      Despite all their trials and tribulations, Maggie, Tina and Drae ultimately succeed, putting on a hilarious comedy show for their guests (all of whom are none the wiser about Faux Ro.) Three months later, they've finally made it! They are on a comedy tour....in nowhere Texas.
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