Laughing In Hell

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Tarun Shetty

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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.


Comedy, Biographical,

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.


New York, Los Angeles

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes


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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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2019

Hard Copy Available



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