In the second episode of his Vice web series, All-Around Losing, columnist Harry Cheadle tries out stand-up comedy for the first time in New York’s rough open mic scene. Cheadle’s quest takes him to places like Cha Cha’s Cafe and Bar, where the Hawaiian shirt-clad owner, a man named Cha Cha, demonstrates his own comedy prowess outside. Cha Cha has finally found a way to combine beloved comedy topics like racism and “I can’t get laid” into one clever, tight joke. By the end of his journey, Cheadle soon learns that being Louis C.K. is harder than it looks, and that C.K.’s opening credits are much easier to recreate than his success as a comedian.