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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 book by William Knoedelseder.[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]

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 language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes20 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Michael Aguilar
  • Jim Carrey
  • David Flebotte
  • Christina Wayne
Producer(s)Jeff Shakoor
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)
Release
Original networkShowtime
Original releaseJune 4, 2017 (2017-06-04) –
July 8, 2018 (2018-07-08)
External links
Website

Contents

PremiseEdit

I'm Dying Up Here explores the Los Angeles stand-up scene of the mid-1970s as a group of young comedians attempt to become successful at Goldie's comedy club and potentially gain a shot 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 both Goldie and the comics.

Cast and charactersEdit

MainEdit

  • Melissa Leo as 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
  • 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 Bill 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 Martinez: a loose-cannon comedian
  • Jake Lacy as Nick Beverly: a stand-up comedian who returns to Los Angeles after being on the road

RecurringEdit

  • Ginger Gonzaga as Maggie: Arnie's/Ron's girlfriend, a waitress at the club
  • Jon Daly as Arnie: a struggling comic
  • Obba Babatundé as Barton Royce
  • W. Earl Brown as Teddy
  • Jeffrey Nordling as Eli Goldman
  • Rick Overton as Mitch Bombadier: an executive for The Tonight Show
  • Dylan Baker as Johnny Carson: the host of The Tonight Show.
  • Brianne Howey as Kay: a waitress at the club
  • Ryan Alosio as Miles Farber: an ambitious talent agent
  • Tommy Snider as Wolfman Jack: a famous disc jockey in Los Angeles
  • Brad Garrett as Roy Martin (season two): a legendary comedian who comes to the club and offers the up-and-coming comedians advice. Goldie attempts to join into a partnership with him as she expands her business pursuits.[7]
  • Nicole Ari Parker as Gloria Whitfield (season two): a producer for Soul Train who enters into a relationship with one of the comics[8]
  • Stefania LaVie Owen as Amanda Robbins (season 2): Goldie's estranged daughter who reenters her life after running away at 17.[8]
  • Xosha Roquemore as Dawn Lima (season two): a female comic who is new to Los Angeles and struggling with her sexual identity as she enters into a sexual relationship with Nick[9]
  • Dana Gould as Bruce (season two): Adam's agent[10]
  • Beau Mirchoff as Saul Hudson (season two): a TV producer for whom Ralph works[10]

GuestEdit

EpisodesEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
110May 22, 2017 (2017-05-22)August 13, 2017 (2017-08-13)
210May 6, 2018 (2018-05-06)July 8, 2018 (2018-07-08)

Season 1 (2017)Edit

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)Edit

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]

ReferencesEdit

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