The story is this: Jake and Dave thought they might be gay for a long time, and Allen was an asshole. Jake and Dave became stand-up comedians to deal with some serious personal problems, and Allen started stand-up in hopes of continu ing to be an asshole. Pat is a straight-up genius, and has no business hanging out with these other jerkoffs or being a stand-up comedian. They're all egomaniacs who think everything is about them, and they work terribly together. Most writing meetings evolve into fistfights, but none of them can punch very hard, so no one ever gets hurt.