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I'm Dying Up Here

I'm Dying Up Here
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GenreComedy drama
Created byDavid Flebotte
Based onI'm Dying Up Here
by William Knoedelseder
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes20
Production
Executive producers
  • Michael Aguilar
  • Jim Carrey
  • David Flebotte
  • Christina Wayne
ProducerJeff Shakoor
Running time60 minutes
Production companies
  • Some Kind of Garden
  • Assembly Entertainment
  • Plymouth Street Productions
  • Showtime Networks
Release
Original networkShowtime
Original releaseJune 4, 2017 (2017-06-04) -
July 8, 2018 (2018-07-08)

I'm Dying Up Here is an American comedy-drama television series created by David Flebotte. The pilot was written by Flebotte and directed by Jonathan Levine. It premiered on Showtime on June 4, 2017.[1] The series is executive produced by Flebotte, Jim Carrey, Michael Aguilar, and Christina Wayne.[2] It was announced on January 12, 2016, that Showtime had ordered the pilot to series based on the bestselling nonfiction book by William Knoedelseder of the same title.[3] On September 8, 2017, Showtime renewed the series for a 10-episode second season.[4] The second season premiered on May 6, 2018.[5] On September 28, 2018, Showtime announced that it had canceled the series.[6]

Premise

I'm Dying Up Here explores the Los Angeles stand-up scene circa 1973 as a group of young comedians attempt to become successful at Goldie's comedy club and potentially gain a star-making turn on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show. Club owner Goldie mentors the young comics with a combination of toughness and encouragement to further their chances at success. The show focuses on the daily struggles and successes of the comics, Goldie, and the cutthroat competitors in the industry.

Cast and characters

Main

  • Melissa Leo as Golda 'Goldie' Herschlag: a brassy comedy club owner (loosely based on Mitzi Shore).
  • Ari Graynor as Cassie Feder: an ambitious comedian from Wink, Texas, and Clay's ex-girlfriend.
  • Clark Duke as Ron Shack: a Boston comic who travels with Eddie to LA.
  • Michael Angarano as Eddie Zeidel: a Boston comic and Clay's friend who travels with Ron to LA.
  • Andrew Santino as Billy Hobbs: a comedy club favorite.
  • Stephen Guarino as 'Sully' Patterson: a zany stand-up comedian (season one; guest for season two).
  • Erik Griffin as Ralph Carnegie: a Vietnam vet, comic, and writer for Sonny & Cher.
  • RJ Cyler as Adam Proteau: a struggling stand-up comedian.
  • Al Madrigal as Edgar 'Manny' Martinez: a loose-cannon comedian
  • Jake Lacy as Nick Beverly: a stand-up comedian who returns to Los Angeles after being on the road.

Recurring

Guest

Episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
10May 22, 2017 (2017-05-22)August 13, 2017 (2017-08-13)
10May 6, 2018 (2018-05-06)July 8, 2018 (2018-07-08)

Season 1 (2017)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
11"Pilot"Jonathan LevineDave FlebotteMay 22, 2017 (2017-05-22) (online)
June 4, 2017 (2017-06-04) (Showtime)
0.167[11]
22"Midnight Special"Jon S. BairdCindy ChupackJune 5, 2017 (2017-06-05) (online)
June 11, 2017 (2017-06-11) (Showtime)
0.120[12]
33"The Cost of a Free Buffet"Iain B. MacDonaldDave HolsteinJune 18, 2017 (2017-06-18)0.124[13]
44"Sugar and Spice"David EvansDave FlebotteJune 25, 2017 (2017-06-25)0.113[14]
55"The Return"Jake SchreierJeff ShakoorJune 30, 2017 (2017-06-30) (online)
July 9, 2017 (2017-07-09) (Showtime)
0.114[15]
66"Girls Are Funny, Too"Iain B. MacDonaldCindy CaponeraJuly 16, 2017 (2017-07-16)0.148[16]
77"My Rifle, My Pony and Me"Adam DavidsonMartin WeissJuly 23, 2017 (2017-07-23)0.126[17]
88"The Unbelievable Power of Believing"Kate DennisCindy Chupack & Justin HillianJuly 30, 2017 (2017-07-30)0.135[18]
99"Lingchi"Julie Anne RobinsonAlex HerschlagAugust 6, 2017 (2017-08-06)0.163[19]
1010"Creative Indifferences"Adam DavidsonDave FlebotteAugust 13, 2017 (2017-08-13)0.215[20]

Season 2 (2018)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
111"Gone with the Wind"Adam DavidsonDave FlebotteMay 6, 2018 (2018-05-06)0.168[21]
122"Plus One"Adam DavidsonCindy ChupackMay 13, 2018 (2018-05-13)0.232[22]
133"Bete Noire"Ernest R. DickersonPeter ElkoffMay 20, 2018 (2018-05-20)0.207[23]
144"The Mattresses"Jake SchreierMartin WeissMay 27, 2018 (2018-05-27)0.159[24]
155"Heroes and Villains"Adam DavidsonJustin HillianJune 3, 2018 (2018-06-03)0.197[25]
166"Between Us"Salli Richardson-WhitfieldDiarra KilpatrickJune 10, 2018 (2018-06-10)0.179[26]
177"Call Me a Ham"Mark PolishJessica Lee Williamson & Dave FlebotteJune 17, 2018 (2018-06-17)0.164[27]
188"Now You See Me, Now You Don't"Cindy ChupackPeter ElkoffJune 24, 2018 (2018-06-24)0.184[28]
199"Deathbed Confessions"Jessica YuCindy ChupackJuly 1, 2018 (2018-07-01)0.145[29]
2010"Lines Crossed"Adam DavidsonDavid FlebotteJuly 8, 2018 (2018-07-08)0.162[30]

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