Lance Barton, thin as paper and frail as fine china, is such a horrific stand-up that during an amateur-night performance at the Apollo Theater, he is booed with such force--the audience whips up its own whirlwind--he's literally knocked off the stage. Lance's manager insists he's such a failure because he's afraid of being himself: Lance is funny offstage, but slow and awkward in front of the audience; the crowd smells his fear and devours him like a shark chewing chum. Because of that, Lance will never land the gig of a lifetime: a slot on the final amateur-night contest at the Apollo, before it's torn down to make room for a mini-mall. His career's over... More >>>