The stand-ups at L.A.'s primo comedy club, run by the formidable Goldie, react to rising star Clay Appuzzo's big appearance on 'The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson' in unexpected ways. Comics Cassie and Bill are most affected. Eager to join L.A.'s burgeoning comedy scene, Boston transplants Eddie and Ron are surprised by their unorthodox accommodations and young up-and-comer Adam is forced into a compromising situation by his manager Carl.
Goldie taps Bill, Ralph and Edgar for an industry showcase at the club. When Bill lands a coveted spot on 'Midnight Special,' his cantankerous father and sister fly in for the show, leading to surprising family drama. Adam is invited to help Goldie with some handyman work at her house and becomes one of the few people allowed inside her personal life.
After defying Goldie, Edgar tries desperately to get back into her good graces. Cassie tests out some controversial new material, to mixed reviews. Adam, Eddie and Ron join forces to take down a ventriloquist. Bill tries to keep his ornery father Warren and sister entertained on their vacation. Goldie is forced to make a tough decision when her oldest friend Judy comes to town.
Goldie's ex-husband shows up and asks her for a favor. A hot female fan shows her love for Eddie in an unusual fashion. When Bill takes Cassie to an exclusive party at the Riot House, she has a revelation. Adam meets his comedy idol and his friend Barton Royce. Cassie wrestles with what it means to be a woman in the comedy world.
At her weekly poker game, Goldie pitches an idea, which her lover/lawyer Eli believes he can sell. Nick returns to Goldie's after a long and mysterious hiatus. His arrival causes friction between Cassie and Bill. On Barton's referral, Adam starts a new handyman job and quickly learns that there is more to the gig than was promised. A visit from Ralph's Vietnam buddy forces him to confront things better left buried.
Nick books a life-changing gig. Adam questions Barton about his odd accommodations. Bill tags along with Sully on a sales call that doesn't end well. Eddie and Ron go on a painful double date. Goldie and Eli sell their comedy special.
Affecting, sharp series has drugs, sex, dirty jokes.
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