A timid man with money problems gets into a big card game with some high-rollers. There's lots of money at stake, and he insists to his disapproving wife that he's got a winning hand. When he has a heart attack, she must take over.
Profile of comedian Shelley Berman filmed during a 24-hour period prior to his opening night at a Hollywood, Florida nightclub. An illustration of the tense, nerve-wracking and serious business of stand-up comedy.