Lance Barton, thin as paper and frail as fine china, is such a horrific standup that, during an amateur-night performance at the Apollo Theater, he is booed with so much force -- the audience whips up its own whirlwind -- he's literally knocked off the stage. Lance's manager insists he's a failure because he's afraid of being himself: Lance is funny off-stage 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, which is being torn down to make room for a mini mall. His career is over... More >>>