A comedian becomes obsessed with his fatal destiny.




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Episode cast overview:
Himself - Host (archive footage)
Phil Halloran
Gary Blumsack ...
Jed Salk
Lorraine Landry ...
Elizabeth Salk
J. Winston Carroll ...
Carl Gafsky
Murray Cruchley ...
Dr. Stevens
Ronnie Edwards ...
Ted Rawley


Stand up comedian Jed Salk is at the top of his game. The local stand up night club is always full when he's on, which works great for his colleague Ted Rawley, who always performs right after Jed. The club's owner Carl Gafsky thinks that Jed should change his manager Phil Halloran, a has-been fellow comedian and Jed's old friend and mentor, and find someone who could help him expand his career, but Jed has too much respect for the old guy and won't hear of it. Besides, Jed has other things to worry about like the fact that someone's been sending him anonymous death threats. His best friend Bishop tries to convince Jed to relax, but Jed becomes obsessed with the fact that he might die. And he has a very good additional reason for this, since his doctor has told him that he's suffering from inoperable cancer. The real kicker is that if Jed dies from that disease, his life insurance won't mean much to his wife Elizabeth and their kids, but if he's for exampled killed or murdered, the ...

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30 April 1988 (USA)  »

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The tape recorder used to record the crime is a Sony Walkman-type which does not have a speaker (you have to wear headphones to hear anything). When the Lieutenant put it on the desk without headphones and pressed 'play' no sound would have been heard from it. See more »

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