Punchline

Punchline

"Dying is easy. Comedy is hard."
  • R
  • 1988
  • 2 hr 8 min
  • 5.9  (7,998)
  • 52

PUNCHLINE is a charming comedy about Steven Gold, a New Yorker who is studying to be a doctor but has more interest in being a stand-up comic. He has the talent but is not able to handle the challenges that a performer's career presents. Enter Lilah Krytsick, a housewife who also wants to pursue her dream to be a comedian but needs some direction. Together they form a professional relationship and learn what it takes to make people laugh. Eventually they compete for a chance at the big time and even though Lilah wins, she backs out and chooses family instead. This opens the door for Steven to finally achieve his goal.

Punchline
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Punchline

Trailer - 1 min 52 sec

Description
PUNCHLINE is a charming comedy about Steven Gold, a New Yorker who is studying to be a doctor but has more interest in being a stand-up comic. He has the talent but is not able to handle the challenges that a performer's career presents. Enter Lilah Krytsick, a housewife who also wants to pursue her dream to be a comedian but needs some direction. Together they form a professional relationship and learn what it takes to make people laugh. Eventually they compete for a chance at the big time and even though Lilah wins, she backs out and chooses family instead. This opens the door for Steven to finally achieve his goal.

Punchline is a 1988 comedy with a runtime of 2 hours and 8 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9 and a MetaScore of 52.

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  • Release Date
    1988
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    2 hr 8 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    5.9  (7,998)
  • Metascore
    52