A new trailer has been released for Showtime’s upcoming serial drama about comedy in Los Angeles in the 70’s, “I’m Dying Up Here.” Get your first look at the comedian characters in the series performing comedy at “Goldie’s”, the fictional club that represents the infamous Comedy Store during that time period. It’s difficult to tell from the trailer whether Showtime’s representation of the comedy world at that time will suffer from the same problems that have plagued recent attempts to recreate the inner workings of the music world (Vinyl, Roadies, for example), or whether the series will get it right, but we will definitely be watching.
Based on a book of the same name, I’m Dying Up Here will tackle the complicated inner world of stand up comedians in the series set in Los Angeles in the 70’s about a brassy comedy club owner who rules over her business with an iron fist, but nurtures her comedians with tough love.
I’m Dying Up Here, will kick off on Sunday, June 4 at 10pm ET/PT, but comedy fans attending the Moontower Comedy and Oddities Festival this month will have the opportunity to see the series much sooner. The fest is hosting a screening at the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz on Friday, April 21 at 4 p.m.
The series stars stars Melissa Leo (The Fighter, Treme), Ari Graynor (Bad Teacher), Michael Angarano (The Knick), Clark Duke (Hot Tub Time Machine), Andrew Santino (Mixology), Erik Griffin (Workaholics), RJ Cyler (Power Rangers), Al Madrigal (The Daily Show) and Jake Lacy (Obvious Child) and is being produced by Jim Carrey, among others.