Steve Byrne set to Direct "The Opening Act".
The cast of The Opening Act film written & directed by Steve Byrne
Comic and co-host of The Gentlemen's Dojo Podcast, Steve Byrne has written and will now direct a film based on his experience as a young comic starting off on the road. "The Opening Act" will star Silicon Valley actor and stand up comic Jimmy O. Yang. The supporting cast includes Bill Burr, Tom Segura, Roy WoodJr., Anjelah Johnson, Russell Peters, Neal Brennan, and Byrne. It is being produced by Vince Vaughn &Peter Billingsley's production company Wild West Picture Show Productions and is currently shooting in Los Angeles.
"The plot follows Will O’Brien, who has the job, the girl but all that’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., he’ll spend the weekend contemplating the life he’s set up and the one he truly wants to pursue, the life of a comedian."