“When I think back on my life, I always felt that my comedy was just to make everything alright. I love the naivety, that the soul can believe what it wants to believe. I could be prettier than I was. I could be people that I really wasn't. I would use comedy to be in control of my situation”, with those words, one of the 19th century's greatest comedians, Gilda Radner, begins the documentary about herself. With the help of sound recordings, home videos and interviews, we get a picture of Gilda's life and career. Other big names in the industry also contribute to give their picture of this pioneer in the comedy industry, such as Amy Poehler, Melissa McCarthy and Chevy Chase.