They found their voice amidst unlikely odds.
Cobb's Comedy Club grew to be the "it" spot of San Francisco's fledgling comedy scene, helping discover young comedians such as Dana Carvey, Bob Saget, Paula Poundstone, Ellen DeGeneres, Bobcat Goldthwait, Bill Maher, and Robin Williams. When fire nearly destroyed all but the spirit of Cobb's, owner Tom Sawyer gave his all to restore the beloved venue. The emotional rollercoaster that Cobb's faced mirrors Sawyer's passion for comedy as he frequently asked himself, "Can San Francisco truly support comedy?" The Comedy Club is an exclusive insight into the rise and fall of San Francisco's effervescent comedic scene through interviews and recorded performances of the famous comedians themselves. - Zarin Khan
Preceded by the short film: Downsizer; dir. Joe Pavlo; United Kingdom; 12 min.