You Can Watch the Premiere of “i’m Dying up here” Tonight or Right Now
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.
Showtime Orders “I’m Dying Up Here”, Executive Produced by Jim Carrey, to Series
The stories of so many podcasts might just be getting recreated.
The 70s LA comedy scene series I’m Dying Up Here (written by Dave Flebotte based on a book by William Knoedelseder that Carrey attached himself to) is now getting added to the Showtime line-up.
So, you’ll get to see the LA comedy scene the last time it was the hot bed of comedy, some 40 years ago.
Accomplished actors and comedians will mix in the cast including Melissa Leo, Ari Graynor, Erik Griffin, Jon Daly, Armen Weitzman, Clark Duke, Michael Angarano, RJ Cycler, Alfred Molina, Al Madrigal, Stephen Guarino and more.
Since it’s only based on real life, we can only ponder what they’ll be calling The Comedy Store instead of The Comedy Store.
Showtime Orders Pilot About 1970s LA Comedy Scene From Jim Carrey and Dave Flebotte
While comedy is certainly thriving in LA as you read this, there was another time in the 70s when LA was also really cooking when it came to comedy. So, now is probably as good a time as any to tell those stories.
Former comedian Dave Flebotte wrote the dark comedy pilot, “I’m Dying Up Here” (based on a book I’m Dying Up Here by William Knoedelseder) which focused on the hey day of comedy clubs in Los Angeles back in the 1970s. With Carrey on board as an EP, Showtime has just ordered a pilot.
With how many podcasts talk about the history of comedy or what comedy was like back in the day, we’d bet lots of folks will want to watch this.
Jim Carrey Is Latest To Have Coffee, Ride in Luxury Car, and Hang with Jerry Seinfeld
Jerry picks an eye-catching 70s Lamborghini for this Jim Carrey episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
Jim Carrey rolls with Jerry Seinfeld to not only make putting sweetener in coffee an applause worthy feat, but show off his secret art workshop where Carrey paints. Carrey definitely, in a great way, can’t help but do bits from start to finish.
Watch this latest episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee here.
Here’s The Trailer For Season 6 of “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Stephen Colbert, Jim Carrey, Trevor Noah, gorgeous, rare automobiles, and, of course, coffee are all coming together for season 6 of Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, set for a premiere on Jun. 3rd at 8:30PM PST right at the show’s site or on Crackle.
See how cool the last series of hang outs with Seinfeld are going to be in this trailer.
Letterman Does “Top Ten Things I’ve Always Wanted To Say To David Letterman” and Says His Final Goodbye to “The Late Show”
After over a month of tributes and farewells, David Letterman kept his send-off relatively short and sweet.
There was a star-studded Top Ten List of Things I’ve Always Wanted To Say To David Letterman that included Bill Murray, Steve Martin, Tina Fey, Peyton Manning, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Jim Carrey, as well as a special performance of “Everlong” by The Foo Fighters.
Outside of that, Dave respectfully spent much his time delving into nostalgia and thanking all of the folks that have been a part of his show over 30 years.
There was even a “day in the life” montage of what Dave goes through with his staff.
With over 30 years and 6000+ shows logged, it’s amazing that Letterman is still self-deprecating in his final remarks.
Just like that, just a little past midnight last night. The Late Show with David Letterman and an entire era of comedy comes to a close.
You can watch the entire finale here.
Of course, Dave also made sure to send his best wishes to the new guy, Stephen Colbert.
Speaking of which, does anyone have a countdown going for Sept. 8th?
SNL 40th Anniversary Will Bring Bill Murray, Eddie Murphy, Steve Martin, Mike Myers, Norm MacDonald, Kristen Wiig, and More Together
On Sun. Feb. 15th at 8PM, Saturday Night Live will celebrate their 40 years on NBC. They made some quick announcements during the Super Bowl of who will be appearing on this special anniversary episode spanning the entire generations of SNL including:
Bill Murray, Kristen Wiig, Laraine Newman, Eddie Murphy, Norm MacDonald, Peyton Manning, Fred Armisen, Chris Rock, Dana Carvey, Will Ferrell Seth Meyers, Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, Garrett Morris, Amy Poehler, Steve Martin, Molly Shannon, Martin Short, Tom Hanks, Maya Rudolph, Dan Aykroyd, Jim Carrey, Alec Baldwin, Jason Sudeikis, David Spade, Paul Rudd, and Mike Myers.
There’s plenty of more names that were dropped and probably more to come.
We can’t even imagine what they’ll end up cutting for time.
Morning Debriefing 1/12/11
1) One question for seemegetfamous.tv: ARE YOU FOR REAL?
2) Many have you who are normal and don’t go out every night probably saw The Daily Show’s John Stewart’s heartfelt words in response to the recent shootings in Arizona. If you didn’t, here it is right here. Just note that Jon Stewart takes time aside from joking or any sort of political agenda and reminds us all that humanity still exists. Still, parts of this are very funny (especially w/John Oliver).
3) The Arrested Development Movie is a ‘Real Priority’. Finally.
4) HBO’s Funny or Die Presents Season 1 is now on DVD or, as they say, in “a box of crap”. Either way you should buy it in stores or download it from iTunes NOW.
5) Is tonight’s COMEDY CRAWL always this good? Why don’t you go and find out? (the answer is yes)
“If This Doesn’t Work, I’m Moving Home” A Variety Hour @ Harlem Place Cafe, 124 W. 4th St. (in alley between Main and Spring St.) 8PM FREE
Maria Bamford’s Eagle Rock Sing-a-long @ Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock 8PM $5 suggested donation
Meltdown @ Meltdown Comics 8:30PM $8
Beer in the Shower @ Whitehorse Cocktail Lounge Inn 9:30PM FREE
Jesse Miller Talk Show @ Next Stage Theatre 11PM $5
6) OPEN MIC RUN:
LIBRARY A COFFEE HOUSE 3418 E. Broadway, Long Beach, CA/Sign-up 8PM/Starts 8:30PM
CAFE ON 2ND 7 S. 2nd St., Alhambra, CA/Sign-up 7PM/Starts 7:30PM
THE SPOT CAFE 4455 Overland Ave., Culver City, CA/Sign-up (lottery) 7PM
MARTY’S/THE OPEN MIC 7351 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA (walk up Martel past Big Mama’s and Papa’s)/5PM to 11PM/$5/multiple sets allowed
8) The Comedy Bureau “Tips Its Hat” today to PATTON OSWALT-“@pattonoswalt 5:43 a.m. Leaving Los Angeles for Fargo. (First sentence of Worst Detective Novel Ever)” Having attained that status of the general population knowing who he is AND finding him hilarious, Patton just released his own book entitled, “Zombie Spaceship Wasteland”, which you should definitely check out already having been acclaimed by such prolific writers as Dave Eggers. Unfortunately, he’s next LA show at Largo is already sold out so check back at the Comedy Bureau for details on his next one. Twitter. Website.
9) From the “You Should Have Been There” Lagoon: Jim Carrey as Conan O’Brien (I know this isn’t that “underground”, but someone told me that Conan was only a good show because of Conan and nothing else.)
10) Is “I’m still here” the #1 self-affirmation for comedians or is that just me?
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