The story follows two estranged brothers. One of the brothers is a stand up comic who is dying of a terminal illness. He asks his brother, who works an office job, to go on stage to perform his act in order to evalaute his own work. Dirnt stated:
I - and a lot of people - have been - affected by illnesses and it's a very relatable thing... I'm just kind of tired of junk food movies. Here's something that's a feel good, feel bad and feel everything movie.