In the movie Punching Henry hapless satirical songwriter Henry Phillips is lured to LA by renowned TV producer Jay Warren, who wants to make a show about the life of a struggling performer.
When Jay sees Henry bomb at a local club, he is convinced that this story must be told.
With the support of his longtime musician friend Jillian, and his well-meaning but sub-par manager Ellen Pinsky, Henry endures the ups and downs of LA living, and even secures what appears to be the Hollywood dream.
But as a major TV network gets involved, he must decide whether his legacy will be to make jokes, or become the butt of them.
Punching Henry was originally entitled And Punching The Clown.