Superfan James (Kyle Mooney) is obsessed with the clever, goofy kids' show BRIGSBY BEAR to the point of religiosity. A bright, sensitive young adult still living at home, James' intensely protective parents have kept their son sheltered throughout his life. One dramatic night, James' insular world is upended. Through the disorienting but sporadically hilarious transition to a new life that follows, Brigsby remains James' security blanket and, upon learning the series has been cancelled, he adopts the old adage that the show must go on. By becoming Brigsby Bear's new creator instead of just a viewer in the dark, he finally accesses all the meaningful connections his life has lacked. By telling his story, James repairs it — producing in the process an inventively offbeat and profoundly uplifting love letter to the redemptive power of creativity.