David Steinberg talks with Don Rickles: they sit on stools in front of an audience. Rickles tells stories, illustrating how he became a comedic insulter, how he plans his shows, the difference between doing stand-up and movies, and his friendship with Sinatra. Steinberg also talks with Jerry Seinfeld, on stools, alone in a backyard. They discuss the nature of stand-up, what makes a stand-up comic, and Jerry's initial take on his TV show. We go back and forth between the two discussions. Also included is footage of both entertaining Presidents: Rickles at Reagan's second inaugural; Seinfeld at a White House evening in honor of Paul McCartney.