Sammy Sunnyside, world-renown comedian, wants to retire and give his famous joke chest to the most deserving of his relatives. The chest is almost priceless since it contains all of Sammy's comic material since his career began. Sammy and his shy but trusted attorney, Dagwood, dress themselves as kindly old ladies and show up at Sammy's birthday party attended by lots of other relatives and uninvited guests. In disguise they hope to find out who really wants to carry on his comical tradition or who just wants his gold mine to sell off. But everything gets scrambled when a washed-up comedy team hired by the conniving cousins accidentally kidnaps Sammy instead of his sweet niece Rebecca, the most likely heir. In a hilarious series of setbacks and misadventures, they continue to kidnap people in hopes of getting it right while the usually awkward Dagwood (still in a dress) starts courting Rebecca. A host of other zany characters make this play a riot where jokes are the special of the day!