In a film that exults in the tradition of Jewish storytelling, Woody Allen added an extra air of authenticity by casting several revered comics, his own manager, and the owner of the Carnegie Deli as themselves. Danny Rose (Allen) is a dedicated and hapless talent agent who represents a washed-up lounge singer, Lou Canova (Nick Apollo Forte), who is finally making a comeback. Lou convinces Danny to accompany his mistress, Tina Vitale (Mia Farrow), as her beard at an important gig so she can attend without raising the suspicions of his wife. After Tina’s jealous ex-boyfriend mistakes Danny for her real boyfriend, trouble ensues. Roger Ebert praised the performances of the three main actors as “wonderfully off-the-wall characterizations” in one of Woody Allen’s best comedies of errors.