Laughing In Hell

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COMEDY BIOGRAPHICAL

2000s

Tarun Shetty

Logline

When Jay Starr, a South Asian stand-up comedian, goes against his parents wishes and pursues the limelight in Los Angeles, he becomes an unexpected YouTube star and spirals into a world of lechery and blackmail.

Genre

Comedy, Biographical

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

New York, Los Angeles

Based on a True Story

Yes

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2019

Starting Description

Jay Starr is a struggling stand-up comedian in New York city. During the day, he works his day job and at night he passes out flyers in exchange for stage-time at a hamburger restarurant/comedy club. He makes the vital decision to leave everything behind and go for his dreams in Los Angeles.

Ending Description

Jay Starr has become a YouTube sensation and is known by fans as Bollywood superstar, Tiger Rai. Addicted to pills, blackmailed by a former friend and starring on a bad television show with the man who sexually assaulted him, Jay gives it all up in exchange for happiness.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Main Character Details

Name: Jay Starr

Age: 23

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring, Educated, Empathetic, Outspoken, Sexy

Additional Character Details

Name: Seema Shah

Age: 23

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Beautiful, Aspiring, Charming

Additional Character Details

Name: Stan

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Blunt, Insecure, Manipulative, Power-hungry

Additional Character Details

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Logline

When Jay Starr, a South Asian stand-up comedian, goes against his parents wishes and pursues the limelight in Los Angeles, he becomes an unexpected YouTube star and spirals into a world of lechery and blackmail.

Short Summary

Jay Starr is a struggling stand-up comedian in New York city. During the day, he works his day job and at night he passes out flyers in exchange for stage-time at a hamburger restarurant/comedy club. He makes the vital decision to leave everything behind and go for his dreams in Los Angeles.


Jay Starr has become a YouTube sensation and is known by fans as Bollywood superstar, Tiger Rai. Addicted to pills, blackmailed by a former friend and starring on a bad television show with the man who sexually assaulted him, Jay gives it all up in exchange for happiness.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Internal Journey/Rebirth,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Jay Starr

Age: 23

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring, Educated, Empathetic, Outspoken, Sexy

Character 1

Name: Seema Shah

Age: 23

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Beautiful, Aspiring, Charming

Character 2

Name: Stan

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Blunt, Insecure, Manipulative, Power-hungry

Supplemental Materials

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