Jamie is living in his aunt and uncle's garage house because the rest of his family died. He has to live in there garage and his worst enemy, Stevie, is technically his brother.
Sometimes Jamie works at his Uncle Frankie's diner. While there Uncle Frankie finds an ad for the World's Funniest Kid Contest in the newspaper. Jamie doesn't think he is very funny, but Uncle Frankie convinces him to join the contest. Jamie then begins to think of jokes.
Jamie has two friends, Gaynor and Pierce. Jamie tells them about the contest . They both think it is an amazing idea because Jamie is funny.