An eight-part comedy-drama that delves into the trials and tribulations of the world of stand-up comedy. Five stand-up comedians play five fictional stand-up comedians who never stop performing, on or off stage.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Die on Your Feet - Beer die - Netflix
Beer die is a table-based drinking game where opposing players stand at opposite ends and throw a die over a certain height with the goal of either landing the die in their opponent's cup or having the die hit the table and bounce over the scoring area to the floor. The defending team attempts to catch the die one-handed after it hits the table, but before it touches a non-table surface. The game typically consists of two two-player teams with each of the four players having a designated cup on the table. There are three distinct attributes which define a beer die hurler: offensive, defense, and stamina. A good offensive player throws many legal throws and often will put pressure on the defense by throwing near the opponents cups and edge of the table. A good defensive player consistently catches routine throws, and often will snare “hot tosses”. A player with good stamina is able to drink often over a period of many games without his or her game diminishing. When constructing a beer die team it is advantageous to bring different facets to the table. Beer die involves quick thinking, quick reaction time, precision throwing and awareness. However, most of all, beer die requires a love for drinking with friends and a stomach that can handle it.
Die on Your Feet - Alternate Rules - Netflix
In the state of California, seated beer die is often called Snappa. At Santa Clara University and University of Wisconsin-Madison, students play a much more active and competitive beer die standing up, and with very different rules. Standing beer die has spread across the state of California. The rules below do not reflect the original rules set by students of SCU. The Santa Clara University Library Archive has definitive proof of the games inception with the Sheath Boys back in 1974. Games are played to 12, and the winning team must win by two. A cup is placed on all four corners of the beer die table, with each player standing on their respective corner. The team who throws first must throw the die above a certain pre determined height, most usually higher than the tallest person standing up whilst their hand fully extended towards the sky. A point is scored when the offensive team throws the die up and it lands on the defender's side of the table, rolls off, and is not caught one handed by either teammate. If the defending team successfully catches the die with one hand (no bobbles allowed), no point is awarded. Players can not reach over the table to catch die. If the die lands on the opposing side and rolls off your own side, the other team must catch it, or it is a point. In some variations bobbles are allowed but traps against the body are prohibited. Also, once a bobble occurs, the opposing team has the right to interfere with the catch through responsible physical contact. If a die is thrown up and hits a cup at any time, it is an automatic point. If the die falls off the table without being caught, 2 points are awarded to the throwing team. One for the “plink” and one for the successful fall. If a player splashes the die into either of the opposing teams' cups, it is 3 points. If the die lands on the opposing side of the table and rolls back between the throwing team's cups, that is considered a field goal and 2 points is awarded to the throwing team. Beers are to be finished every four points if playing to twelve or sixteen. There are no re-tosses. If you throw a die up and it lands on your side or the halfway line, it is automatically dead. In the case of a splash: When a team splashes (lands the die in one of the defending team's cups), the defending team must finish their drinks. The one whose cup was splashed must drink his beer with the die in the cup. In variations, the player whose cup was splashed must in addition “spit his fate” see the following rule. Biz: the rule of biz is uncommon and only in use in certain areas/college campuses. If one follows the rule of the biz, while the die table is “live” (games are being played). No man or women in the vicinity is allowed to utter the word “five”. Instead those in the vicinity must say “biz”. For example, one player asks another player what time it is, he must say 2-oh-biz instead of 2-oh-five. In addition, the number five may not ever show on a die face-up on the table whether by placement or by rolling. The penalty for uttering or putting the die down on five is one beer shotgunned by the offender. Finally, if a player misses the table 3 times in a row, he is required to roll a die on the table and shotgun if 5 is rolled. This is known as “rolling one's fate”. It is unknown where this rule originated. If a team gets skunked (12-0), it is a nude lap around the house as well as a loss.