I’m Dying Up Here
|I’m Dying Up Here|
|Based on||I’m Dying Up Here by William Knoedelseder|
|Developed by||David Flebotte|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||2|
|Original release||June 4, 2017 (2017-06-04) – present|
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. The series is executive produced by Flebotte, Jim Carrey, Michael Aguilar, and Christina Wayne. It was announced on January 12, 2016, that Showtime had ordered the pilot to series based on the bestselling book by William Knoedelseder.
Set in Los Angeles in 1973, the series follows the up and coming stand up comics performing at goldie’s, a comedy club on the Sunset Strip.
- Melissa Leo as Goldie, a brassy comedy club owner (loosely based on Mitzi Shore).
- Ari Graynor as Cassie, an ambitious comedian from Texas and Clay’s ex.
- Clark Duke as Ron, a Boston comic who travels with Eddie to LA
- Michael Angarano as Eddie, a Boston comic and Clay’s friend who travels with Ron to LA.
- Andrew Santino as Bill, a comedy club favorite.
- Stephen Guarino as Sully, a zany stand-up comedian.
- Erik Griffin as Ralph, a Vietnam vet and comic.
- RJ Cyler as Adam, a struggling stand-up comedian.
- Al Madrigal as Edgar Martinez, a loose cannon comedian.
- Sebastian Stan as Clay Appuzzo, Cassie’s ex, who hits stardom with his first Tonight Show appearance.
- Alfred Molina as Carl, a mediocre talent manager.
- Dylan Baker as Johnny Carson
- Robert Forster as Clay’s father, Guy.
- Cathy Moriarty as Clay’s mother, Angie.
- Brianne Howey as Kay, a waitress at the club
- Jon Daly as Arnie, a struggling comic.
- Ryan Alosio as Miles Farber, an ambitious talent agent.
- Jake Lacy
- Scott Cohen as Roy Brenner
- David Paymer
- Richard Kind as Marty Dansak
- Jeffrey Nordling as Eli Goldman
- Obba Babatundé as Barton Royce
- Sarah Hay as Tawny
- W. Earl Brown as Teddy
- Jere Burns as Sid Robbins
- Jocko Sims as Melvin
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Viewers
|1||“Pilot”||Jonathan Levine||Dave Flebotte||May 22, 2017 (2017-05-22) (online)
June 4, 2017 (2017-06-04) (Showtime)
|2||“Midnight Special”||Jon S. Baird||Cindy Chupack||June 5, 2017 (2017-06-05) (online)
June 11, 2017 (2017-06-11) (Showtime)
|3||“The Cost of a Free Buffet”||Iain B. MacDonald||Dave Holstein||June 18, 2017 (2017-06-18)||TBD|
|4||“Sugar and Spice”||David Evans||Dave Flebotte||June 25, 2017 (2017-06-25)||TBD|
|5||“The Return”||TBA||TBA||July 9, 2017 (2017-07-09)||TBD|
|6||“Girls Are Funny, Too”||TBA||TBA||July 16, 2017 (2017-07-16)||TBD|
|7||“My Rifle, My Pony and Me”||TBA||TBA||July 23, 2017 (2017-07-23)||TBD|
|8||“The Unbelievable Power of Believing”||TBA||TBA||July 30, 2017 (2017-07-30)||TBD|