Americans have long depended on Canada for three things: oil, maple syrup and comedians. David Steinberg counts among Canada's biggest comedic exports. Born in Winnipeg, he attended Yeshiva in Chicago, abandoning his studies to join the legendary Second City. He never looked back. The film features priceless archival footage of his performances, including The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, where he was second only to Bob Hope in the number of appearances) and the standup shows that put him in the ranks of George Carlin and Richard Pryor. At times too controversial for US networks, his religious sermonettes generated more hate mail for CBS than any network had ever received, resulting in the cancellation of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. His directing credits are no less outstanding, including Seinfeld, Mad About You, Golden Girls and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Steinberg’s incredible career influenced a generation and now, after 25 years, he returns to the stage in this exceptional biography.
Most humans have a little voice inside their head that alerts them when they're about to do or say something potentially offensive. If Jeff Ross ever had one of those, it fizzled out years ago. Best known for his roast insults—he recently told Justin Bieber that "if Anne Frank heard your music, she would've Uber'd to Auschwitz"—Ross is a Grade-A provocateur whose laidback mannerisms conceal incoming wisdom. This is the guy who told Pamela Anderson that her performances possess the emotional range of Terri Schiavo. While Jerry Seinfeld bemoans America's "PC police" problem, Ross keeps testing comedic law, begging for someone to slap the cuffs on.
The biggest superstars in comedy will come together on Spike TV to celebrate the legendary career of one of their most beloved icons - Don Rickles. "One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles" will feature luminaries from the world of comedy, television and the silver screen including David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Tracy Morgan, Jimmy Kimmel, John Stamos, Bob Newhart, Regis Philbin, Ray Romano, Brad Garrett and many more.
Montag the Magnificent (Glover) is a master illusionist who performs at underground venues, selecting female volunteers from his rave-like audiences. To their hysteria, it appears he's dismembered their bodies, but his sleigh of hand has fooled them. However, female bodies show up dead from the same wounds performed on stage. Investigators are baffled, and the chase to find the killer begins.