Watch the Premiere of Jim Carrey’s Showtime ‘I’m Dying Up Here’
Twin Peaks isn’t the only new Showtime series on the block. Ahead of its June 4 premiere, the new Jim Carrey-produced stand-up dramedy I’m Dying Up Here invites you to an early showcase of its premiere episode, available to stream right now.
The ‘70s-set series features a cast comprised of Melissa Leo, Ari Graynor, Clark Duke, Jake Lacy, Sebastian Stan, Erik Griffin and many more. I’m Dying Up Here is produced by Carrey and helmed by Dave Flebotte, adapting the William Knoedelseder non-fiction book of the same name. So reads the full synopsis:
It 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. 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.
The series will premiere new episodes after Twin Peaks on Sundays at 10:00 P.M, so check out an early look at I’m Dying Up Here above, along with the full trailers below.