Get ready for big laughs on the high seas as Adam Sandler (in his first film) plays a cruise ship waiter who has his eyes on becoming the ship's comedian. Shecky Moskowitz (Sandler) is a zany cocktail waiter on a pleasure cruise with stunningly gorgeous beauty queens. Since the ship's comedian, Dickie Diamond, gets all the girls by being the funny man, Shecky dreams of taking over as the ship's comic.
Unfortunately, Dickie doesn't want the competition and refuses to give Shecky a chance at performing as his warm up. As fate would have it, Dickie gets locked in the bathroom and, in need of a comic act, Shecky is given his big break at stand up. Suddenly all the beauty queens become interested in funny Shecky. But the question is, will he sink or swim?