The Opening Act

The Opening Act is an upcoming comedy film directed by Steve Byrne, and starring Jimmy O. Yang.

The Opening Act
Directed bySteve Byrne
Produced byVince Vaughn
Peter Billingsley
Sefton Fincham
Written bySteve Byrne
StarringJimmy O. Yang
Wild West Picture Show Productions
Look to the Sky Films
Distributed byEndeavor Content
CountryUnited States


The film follows Will O’Brien whose true life passion is to become a stand-up comedian. He is given the opportunity to emcee a comedy show, opening for his hero, Billy G. O’Brien has to decide if he wants to continue the life he has set up or to pursue his dream, the life of a comedian.[1]



The film will be produced by Vince Vaughn, Peter Billingsley and Sefton Fincham, and executive produced by Shafin Diamond, Dwight Manley and Michael Shader.[1][2][3]


On June 28, 2018, it was reported that principal photography for the film, had already begun in Los Angeles, California, U.S.[1]


  1. ^ a b c N'Duka, Amanda (28 June 2018). "Jimmy O. Yang To Topline Vince Vaughn-Produced Comedy 'The Opening Act'". Deadline. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  2. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (23 July 2018). "Cedric The Entertainer, Whitney Cummings, Ken Jeong, Jermaine Fowler & More Added To 'The Opening Act'". Deadline. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  3. ^ Wright, Megh. "Jimmy O. Yang to Play an Aspiring Stand-up Comedian in The Opening Act". Vulture. Retrieved 23 July 2018.

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