A murder thriller set in the seedy underworld of London’s comedy club circuit. Written by Lynda La Plante, one of Britain’s premier playwrights, it reveals a rarely-seen, seamy slice of British life. Johnny Lazar is an American stand-up comic with a tendency to self-destruct. 

He’s blown his big chance in the States. Now he’s to make one last assault on fame and success – in Britain. But misfortune follows Johnny like a bad smell.

Moments before his first performance, he witnesses a gangland killing. His testimony may set an innocent man free, but it also makes him a target for the murderers, who pursue him through the nightclubs of Britain as Comics heats up to a dramatic denouement. Real-life material from some of Britain’s top comics adds an authentic edge.

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