Remember HBO’s Vinyl? It looks like Showtime is taking a crack at their own 1970’s period piece, except its focus will be on the legendary Los Angeles comedy club scene.
I’m Dying Up Here stars Melissa Leo as Goldie Herschlag, owner of the comedy club Goldie’s, and likely loosely based on Comedy Store owner Mitzi Shore (but not confirmed.) Making up the cast of comedians is Ari Graynor, Michael Angarano, Clark Duke, Andrew Santino, Erik Griffin, RJ Cyler, Al Madrigal and Jake Lacy.
Also part of this series is Jim Carrey, who’s working behind the scenes as an Executive Producer.
I’m Dying Up Here is currently slated to premiere on Showtime on June 4th.
WARNING: Trailer is uncensored and NSFW
Set in LA's celebrated, infamous stand-up comedy scene of the 1970s, I'm Dying Up Here delves into the inspired and damaged psyches that inhabit the hilarious, but complex business of making an audience laugh. From Executive Producer Jim Carrey, starring Melissa Leo. Don't miss the series premiere Sunday, June 4th at 10PM ET/PT.
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