O'Dea leaves his small town in Ireland to get what he thinks is his big singing break on BBC radio. When it turns out he's only a contestant in a spelling bee, O'Dea throws a fit on the air. This gets him some publicity and talent agent Hale picks him up. Hale thinks the press coverage
will make O'Dea a singing star; all it does is get Hale fired from his job. The two get drunk, take over a sports broadcast, provide some tipsy hilarity, and are hired as comics.