François Veber, a young electrician who lives in Tourraine, has only one passion: the theater. Taking advantage of the passage of a theatrical company, he managed to get hired as stage manager and abandoned the province and his partner Jocelyne whose only passion was basketball. During the tour, he really discovers the theater and decides to become an actor. Arrived in Paris, he took drama lessons in the class of Lucien Berger. He meets the young actress Valérie Michel, with whom he falls in love. But while François takes himself for a young romantic first, his teacher reveals his true nature to him: he is made for comedy. But he will find it difficult to impose and have his talent recognized.