Failed stand-up comedian Phil Resnick leaves Hollywood for Syracuse, New York and a job at the local public TV station. While hosting a senior talent show - "Star Search: The Next Generation" -- Phil finds the success that eluded him in California. But a comedian friend's stardom in the network show "What's Up With That, America?" causes Phil to think he's a failure again. That is, until his guardian angel, in the guise of Jack Benny, shows Phil what his life would have been like had he stayed in L.A.