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For years, every time Steve Byrne stopped by our studio would tell us about the movie he’s working on. That anticipation makes this project even more exciting now that it’s come to life!

“The Opening Act” stars Jimmy O. Yang as a comedian who lands his first big gig, and all the horrors that come with that. All of which are true life experiences from writer Steve Byrne. In our interview today, Steve said that the movie was so true to the outrageous journey a young comedian faces that his friends had to call up their psychiatrists immediately after watching.

Alex Moffat, Cedric The Entertainer, Neal Brennan, Bill Burr, Whitney Cummings, Jermaine Fowler, Ken Jeong, Russell Peters, Debby Ryan, Tom Segura, and Iliza Shlesinger round out the all-star cast.

In a recent Tweet Steve wrote, “After 23 years as a stand up, this is my love letter to my profession, the clubs, comedy fans and my fellow comics.” Support our friend! Watch his new movie: