A comedy special serving as a showcase for young unknown comedians, filmed at The Improv club in Tempe, Arizona.

Host Dana Carvey performs an opening monologue before introducing the first comedian, Bill Bellamy. He performs a routine discussing: bungee jumping; things people forget about when they’re in love; the difference between male and female orgasms; and an incident wherein his car was stolen. Next is Judd Apatow, whose routine includes: his recent attendance at his father’s interfaith marriage; the woes of being single; the recent release of American hostages from Lebanon; oddities on television and his uncle’s voice box; and his first draft of a correspondence letter to an impoverished child. After him is Andy Kindler, whose routine includes: his mother’s recent visit to California; his Judaism and how it contributes to his avoidance of trouble; and his impression of himself as an aging, disgruntled comic. After him is Ray Romano, who performs a routine involving: psychological changes after turning thirty; the perils of marrying someone without living with them beforehand; trying to watch sporting events during Thanksgiving; growing up in a “museum house” where nothing could be touched; dealing with a “people train” at a wedding; and increasingly ubiquitous phones. The next comedian is Janeane Garofalo, whose performance include: her problems with the television show “Beverly Hills 90210”; her difficulty in keeping her home’s utilities functioning; media representation of weight gain and loss of celebrities; and her representation of a “personal hell” vis a vis a Stairmaster. Finally it is Nick DiPaolo, whose routine includes: eating at fast food restaurants; staying in hotels which are either insufficient or “too fancy”; people pampering their pets too much and animal testing; and differences between men and women after sex. The special concludes with an improvised song from Carvey.


  • DATE: 1992
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:58:16
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: B:40734
  • GENRE: Comedy
  • SERIES RUN: HBO - TV, 1992


    • Brad Grey … Executive Producer
    • Marc Gurvitz … Executive Producer
    • Eddie October … Producer
    • Doug Tubach … Associate Producer
    • Paul Miller … Director
    • Kevin Kiner … Theme Music by
    • Dana Carvey … Host
    • Judd Apatow … Performer
    • Bill Bellamy … Performer
    • Nick DiPaolo … Performer
    • Janeane Garofalo … Performer
    • Andy Kindler … Performer
    • Ray Romano … Performer