The Opening Act is a fictional account depicting the harsh realties that come with trying to make it in the business as a stand-up comedian. Writer-director Steve Byrne injects some of his own real-life experiences into the script. Byrne has been in the industry for two decades so basically, he’s calling friends and casting them in the film. This aspect certainly shows through in the production. It honestly feels like one agrees to this kind…"The Opening Act: Stand-Up Comedy Isn’t Easy"