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About The Joke - Off Broadway

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Good evening and welcome ladies and gentlemen! It's 1965 and two comedians, "Steady Eddie" & "Doug the Mug", knock'em dead every night in the Catskills. Despite the laughter and the applause, Doug tires of performing in the shadow of his abrasively negative, fame-seeking partner, so in the style of Lenny Bruce, decides to add some honest, biting and socially challenging material to his own act. Cheap shots and punch lines fly on and off-stage as the struggle for the spotlight ensues over a decade of performances at the cusp of a new direction of stand up comedy. With their personal and professional lives uncovered at center stage, Eddie and Doug must find a way to laugh it off while staying at the top of their game. Sam Marks' The Joke takes a look at the friendship and the rivalry between two comic partners during the golden years of the Borsht Belt.


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