Showtime is really putting a lot of chips down for the latest series, a dramatic look at the 70s LA comedy scene, i’m Dying up here. It was much different golden era of comedy with comedy clubs being kingdoms of their own, making for the compelling book of the same name by William Knoedelseder.
Actual present day comedians Al Madrigal, Jon Daly, Andrew Santino, Erik Griffin comprise a very impressive cast next to Melissa Leo, Sebastian Stan, Ari Graynor, Clark Duke, RJ Cyler, and Michael Angarano.
Also, the one and only Jim Carrey is an EP and writer of this David Flebotte created show that is loosely based on that LA comedy of yesterday.
The series premiere is tonight at 10PM on Showtime. If you don’t have Showtime, the premium cable network was nice enough to put the whole damn premiere episode, ahead of the premiere, on YouTube for free.