|[02/21/17 - 09:19 AM]
Showtime(R) to Present World Premiere of New Drama Series "I'm Dying Up Here" at SXSW(R)
The fictional series 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.
|[02/03/17 - 01:10 PM]
Showtime 2017 Spring Programming Overview
Highlights include new stand-up specials from Nick Cannon, Natasha Leggero, Steve Byrne, Al Madrigal, Andrew Santino and Erik Griffin.
|[01/09/17 - 02:23 PM]
Showtime(R) Announces Premiere Dates for New Series "Guerrilla" and "I'm Dying Up Here"
Said offerings are on tap for Sunday, April 16 and Sunday, June 4, respectively.
|[10/17/16 - 11:44 PM]
Development Update: Monday, October 17
Updates include: CBS cancels summer entries "American Gothic," "BrainDead"; Alyssa Milano's "The Hacktivist" lands at The CW; and Lara Spotts to run Bravo's "Odd Mom Out."
|[09/12/16 - 11:47 PM]
Development Update: Monday, September 12
Updates include: Jackie Hoffman latest bound for FX's "Feud"; Judy Reyes cast in TNT's "Claws"; and Ben Barnes boards "Marvel's The Punisher" at Netflix.
|[09/01/16 - 11:46 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 1
Updates include: Lifetime pulls the plug on "Devious Maids"; Jeremy Davies boards "American Gods" at Starz; and Marque Richardson among latest cast in Netflix's "Dear White People."
|[08/01/16 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 1
Updates include: Steven Bochco shepherding potential revival of "L.A. Law"; Syfy passes on drama pilot "Prototype"; and Pop cancels "Queens of Drama" after one season.
|[05/19/16 - 12:16 PM]
Screen Actors Guild(R) Award Nominee Jake Lacy Joins the Ensemble Cast of the New Showtime(R) Comedy "I'm Dying Up Here"
Lacy will play a stand-up comic who gained some notoriety a few years back by blowing off "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" on the night he was scheduled to appear.
|[01/12/16 - 05:18 PM]
Showtime(R) Picks Up New Comedy "I'm Dying Up Here" to Series
Set in L.A.'s celebrated, infamous stand-up comedy scene of the 1970s, during which the careers of many of the comedy superstars began, the series delves into the inspired and damaged psyches that are required to stand alone in front of an audience and make them laugh.
|[11/04/15 - 11:45 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, November 4
Updates include: "America's Next Top Model" searching for post-The CW home; Marion Zimmer Bradley's "Darkover" eyed for series at Amazon; and "Zoobiquity" to get another shot at FOX.
|[10/19/15 - 11:23 PM]
Development Update: Monday, October 19
Updates include: Netflix eyes limited series revival of "Gilmore Girls"; NBC trims orders for "Hot & Bothered," "Superstore"; and ABC Family extends "Baby Daddy" by 10 additional episodes.
|[10/16/15 - 12:24 PM]
Oscar(R) Winner Melissa Leo and Sebastian Stan Set to Star in "I'm Dying Up Here" on Showtime(R)
Clark Duke also stars in the project, alongside the previously cast Ari Graynor, Andrew Santino, R.J. Cyler, Erik Griffin and Stephen Guarino.
|[10/08/15 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 8
Updates include: FOX's "Rosewood" gets three backup scripts; Lynn Collins, Carly Pope among latest cast in USA's "Poor Richard's Almanack"; and Ari Graynor boards "I'm Dying Up Here" at Showtime.
|[09/29/15 - 11:51 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, September 29
Updates include: Amazon lands Paramount's "Jack Ryan" TV series; Elisha Cuthbert heads to "The Ranch" at Netflix; and Heléne Yorke joins the cast of Epix's "Graves."
|[09/28/15 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Monday, September 28
Updates include: NBC orders nine back-up scripts for "Blindspot"; Utkarsh Ambudkar to lead "Eat Pray Thug" for FOX; and Minka Kelly is bound for Hulu's "The Path."
|[09/04/15 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Friday, September 4
Updates include: TBS pulls the plug on "King of the Nerds"; R.J. Cyler first to be cast in Showtime's "I'm Dying Up Here"; and Anabelle Acosta upped to series regular on ABC's "Quantico."
|[08/11/15 - 11:34 AM]
Showtime(R) Gives Life to "I'm Dying Up Here"
From executive producer Jim Carrey, the project will center within L.A.'s celebrated and infamous stand-up comedy scene of the 1970s.
|I'M DYING UP HERE (SHOWTIME)
Premieres Sunday, June 4
new this summer (yet to premiere)
sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
1 (10 episodes)
(from Showtime's press release, February 2017) The new one-hour SHOWTIME 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 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 (Wayward Pines, Treme), Ari Graynor (Bad Teacher), Michael Angarano (The Knick), Clark Duke (Hot Tub Time Machine), Andrew Santino (Mixology), Erik Griffin (Workaholics), RJ Cyler (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl), Al Madrigal (The Daily Show), and Jake Lacy (Obvious Child) 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 (Happy Endings), Brianne Howey (Horrible Bosses 2), Jon Daly (Kroll Show), and Ginger Gonzaga (Togetherness). Guest stars include Emmy nominee Dylan Baker (The Good Wife), Oscar nominee Robert Forster (Jackie Brown), Oscar nominee Cathy Moriarty (Raging Bull), with Sebastian Stan (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Martian) and Emmy Award nominee Alfred Molina (Chocolat). Produced by SHOWTIME, I'M DYING UP HERE is created and executive produced by Dave Flebotte, and executive produced by Michael Aguilar and Golden Globe winner Jim Carrey, along with Christina Wayne for Endemol Shine Studios and Assembly Entertainment. The series is based on the non-fiction book of the same name by William Knoedelseder. The pilot is written by Flebotte and directed by Jonathan Levine.
|PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Al Madrigal as Edgar Martinez
· Alfred Molina as Carl
· Andrew Santino as Bill
· Ari Graynor as Cassie
· Brianne Howey as Kay
· Cathy Moriarty as Angie
· Clark Duke as Larry
· David Paymer as Ernie Falk
· Dylan Baker as Johnny Carson
· Erik Griffin as Ralph
· Jake Lacy as Nick Beverly
· Jeffrey Nordling as Eli Goldman
· Jere Burns as Sid Robbins
· Jocko Sims as Melvin
· Jon Daly as Arnie
· Melissa Leo as Goldie
· Obba Babatundé as Barton Royce
· R.J. Cyler as Adam
· Richard Kind as Marty Dansak
· Robert Forster as Guy Appuzo
· Sarah Hay as Tawny
· Scott Cohen as Roy Brenner
· Sebastian Stan as Clay
· Stephen Guarino as Sully
· W. Earl Brown as Teddy
· Christina Wayne as EP
· Dave Flebotte as CRTR/EP
· Jim Carrey as EP
· Jonathan Levine as DIR (Pilot)
· Michael Aguilar as EP
· William Knoedelseder as BOOK
· Assembly Entertainment
· Endemol Shine Studios