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I'm Dying Up Here

I'm Dying Up Here

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Photo Credit:  Patrick Ecclesine/Showtime
  • Premiered: 
    June 4, 2017
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  • Network: Showtime
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the book (I'm Dying Up Here) by William Knoedelseder 
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Plot Synopsis

Based on William Knoedelseder's book of the same name, I'M DYING UP HERE is a one-hour fictional drama series that explores L.A.'s famed '70s stand-up comedy scene where the careers of legends such as David Letterman, Jay Leno and Richard Pryor were launched. The series delves into the inspired, damaged and complicated psyches of those who stand alone in front of an audience "dying" for fame, fortune and, with any luck, a shot on Johnny Carson. This fictional group of competitive but close-knit comedians is mentored by "Goldie" (Leo), a brassy comedy club owner who rules over her business with an iron fist, but nurtures her comedians with tough love. For Goldie and her crew, there's truly no such thing as an easy laugh. Recurring guest stars include Stephen Guarino, Brianne Howey, Jon Daly, and Ginger Gonzaga. Guest stars include Dylan Baker, Robert Forster, Cathy Moriarty, Alfred Molina, and Sebastian Stan. I'M DYING UP HERE had its world premiere at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 11:30am in the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas, immediately followed by a Q&A with the series' cast and producers. Three months later -- on Sunday, June 4 -- Showtime aired the linear television debut of I'M DYING UP HERE.

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  • - Los Angeles, California USA