Based upon his days of writing for Sid Caesar, Laughter on the 23rd Floor is Neil Simon's hilarious and touching behind-the-scenes homage to the golden age of American television and the crazy writers' room that became known as 'the Harvard of comedy.'
It's 1953. Comedian Max Prince is the funniest man on television and his writers are the best in the business. But McCarthy is scaring the country with his 'reds-under-the-beds' paranoia and the network wants Max to dumb down his show so advertisers can sell more soap. As the bean-counters close in and the fear-mongering spreads, Max and his brilliant gang of writers struggle to keep joking.