Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here Trailer: A New Drama Set in the World of ’70s Stand-up Comedy


In addition to the Twin Peaks revival (which was just recently announced for a May premiere), Showtime has a handful of new shows debuting this year including I’m Dying Up Here, a drama set in the 1970s Los Angeles stand-up comedy scene. We’ve been hearing about this one for a while now, but the first trailer has finally arrived online. Based on the non-fiction book by William Knoedelseder and executive produced by Jim Carrey, the show features fictional characters loosely based on real comedians that were coming up at that time. Melissa Leo anchors the series as a club owner named Goldie while Ronald Cyler II, Ari Graynor, Clark Duke, Michael Angarano and Jake Lacy also co-star. I’m Dying Up Here premieres on Showtime on June 4th; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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  • Kasper

    Jon Daly is by far the most interesting person in the cast. Can’t say the show really interest me all that much, but I might watch it because of him.

  • Vigo the Despised

    LA? I thought NYC was where all the good comedians were in the 70s. I wonder which comedians the characters are loosely based on. Specifically the dude on the left with the leg spread camel toe (moose knuckle?) look

  • 9No

    Sounds interesting, but looks ugly visually..