Showtime’s new hour drama series I’m Dying Up Here explores L.A.’s famed 70s stand-up comedy scene where the careers of legends such as David Letterman, Jay Leno and Richard Pryor 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. I’m Dying Up Here stars Academy Award winner Melissa Leo, Ari Graynor, Michael Angarano, Clark Duke, Andrew Santino, Erik Griffin, RJ Cyler, Al Madrigal, and Jake Lacy as part of a large ensemble cast. 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 Emmy nominee Dylan Baker, Oscar® nominee Robert Forster, Oscar nominee Cathy Moriarty, with Sebastian Stan, and Emmy Award nominee Alfred Molina.
Jim Carey serves as the show’s executive Executive Producer and the series will premiere Sunday, June 4th at 10pm. Watch the trailer.