Kiss My Act (2001)





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An aspiring comic who has to hide behind others to get her humor in front of an audience finds you can't do the same thing when it comes to romance. Samantha Berger (Camryn Manheim) works as a bartender at a New York comedy club; possessing a sharp imagination and a quick wit , Samantha writes jokes of her own in her spare time. Samantha's material is good, but she's severely self-conscious about her weight problem, so she shops her routines to up-and-coming comics who play the room, most frequently Jennie (Alexondra Lee), a friend who is slim and beautiful but can't write a good gag to save her life. Michael True (Scott Cohen) is an agent who frequents the club looking for new talent, and he thinks Jennie might have what it takes to make the big time. Michael soon finds himself developing a relationship with Jennie off stage as well, but she's never sure what to say to him and is afraid that one day he'll realize the killer material she's been using isn't her own. Michael starts e-mailing Jennie on a regular basis, and Jennie convinces Samantha to play Cyrano and answer his missives posing as Jennie. But the longer Samantha finds herself "chatting" with Michael, the more she realizes he's just the sort of man she's always wanted -- but lacks the courage to approach on her own. Camryn Manheim also served as executive producer for Kiss My Act, which debuted on the ABC television network on April 23, 2001; the supporting cast includes Dabney Coleman and Marlee Matlin.
Comedy , Drama , Television
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Berger Queen Productions


Camryn Manheim
as Sam Berger
Alexondra Lee
as Jennie
Scott Cohen
as Michael True
Dabney Coleman
as Henry Rooney
Phyllis Diller
as Herself
Christopher Shyer
as Tommy Keane
Wayne Federman
as Wayne Frommer
Fred Stoller
as Fred Stillman
Pablo Francisco
as Pablo Fernandez
Heath Hyche
as Heath Harrington
Robert Tinkler
as Greg Slater
Dan Duran
as Storm Hale
John Catucci
as Joke Joint MC
Mike Wilmot
as Yuks MC
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I love seeing this extremely well-written piece starring Camryn Mannheim. She had so much dignity in this role, and although her self-esteem problem came not from a big nose, but instead a bigger-than Hollywood-average body, she was stunningly beautiful and witty here. And oh my gosh, the steamiest, hottest romantic counterpoint was Scott Cohen. He was funny, charming and soulful, and oh, I wanted to be Camryn Mannheim so badly! Well done! And FUNNY!

Anne McElvain
Anne McElvain

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