Carl is invited to hear Christine sing at a newest and hottest Showcase spot in LA. It's the newest place to be on Friday Nights. Upon arrival, Carl runs into his friend, comic Dino Shorte. Their conversation ends in contention as Dino challenges Carl to do 5 minutes of stand up comedy the following week for A huge wad of cash. Not to be outdone, Carl accepts the challenge but has no idea what to do, even as he fronts that anyone can tell jokes. Carl is a trained thespian. He can do this. Panicked, Carl seeks to find somebody to give him a quick tutorial on how to "bring the funny". Meanwhile, Ajai and Tony are on their last relationship moments as Ajai finally takes to the comedy stage with some surprises up her sleeve.