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I'm Dying Up Here 

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The series is based on William Knoedelseder's book of the same name.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Melissa Leo ...  Goldie Herschlag 20 episodes, 2017-2018
Ari Graynor ...  Cassie Feder 20 episodes, 2017-2018
Michael Angarano ...  Eddie Zeidel 20 episodes, 2017-2018
Clark Duke ...  Ron Shack 20 episodes, 2017-2018
RJ Cyler ...  Adam Proteau 20 episodes, 2017-2018
Andrew Santino ...  Bill Hobbs 20 episodes, 2017-2018
Erik Griffin ...  Ralph Carnegie / ... 20 episodes, 2017-2018
Al Madrigal ...  Edgar Martinez 20 episodes, 2017-2018
Jake Lacy ...  Nick Beverly 19 episodes, 2017-2018
Jon Daly ...  Arnie Brown 18 episodes, 2017-2018
Stephen Guarino ...  Sully Patterson 10 episodes, 2017-2018
Ginger Gonzaga ...  Maggie 10 episodes, 2017-2018
Rick Overton ...  Mitch Bombadier 10 episodes, 2017-2018
Earl Skakel Earl Skakel ...  Al Simms 10 episodes, 2017-2018
Joel Kelley Dauten ...  Gabe Schwartz / ... 10 episodes, 2017-2018
Brad Garrett ...  Roy Martin 9 episodes, 2018
Dom Irrera ...  Fitzy / ... 9 episodes, 2017-2018
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Set in the celebrated and infamous L.A. stand-up comedy scene of the '70s, where the careers of most comedy superstars began, "I'm Dying Up Here" delves into the inspired and damaged psyches that inhabit the hilarious, but complex business of making an audience laugh. The series is based on William Knoedelseder's book of the same name.

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There's no such thing as an easy laugh.

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Comedy | Drama

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USA

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English

Release Date:

4 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I'm Dying Up Here - Chi e' di scena See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Trivia

Goldie Herschlag (Melissa Leo) was inspired by legendary LA comedy club owner Mitzi Shore who, like Goldie, mentored, personally auditioned and sometimes housed the comics (including co creator Jim Carrey) who appeared in her club. See more »

Crazy Credits

Clark Duke and Michael Angarano are switching credit order in every episode. Odd number episodes have Clark Duke credited third and Angarano fourth. Even number episodes have Michael Angarano credited third and Duke fourth. See more »

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Referenced in The Simpsons: Krusty the Clown (2018) See more »

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Entertaining, addictive and very authentic
12 August 2017 | by haslentzSee all my reviews

After a 'first career' in ordinary work, I decided to take a fling at stand-up comedy at the Comedy Zone in Jacksonville Florida for a second life. It's a major club that draws "A-list" comics from L.A. And NYC for the Thursday-Sunday shows. Us rank neophytes are given the opportunity to do 5-12 minutes on a Tuesday-Wednesday, and we learn from the local club owner who is a national booker of comic talent. We had to pay and complete an 8 week class, and then meet the standard in our 'graduation show' to be part of the team. About half make it.

I'm Dying Up Here is so much like what we go through every week. We get paid nothing, we get one free drink each night we work, no food. I drive 50 miles one way to the club, at least twice a week. The owner is like Goldie - he knows the business, he's demanding but supportive, and if we work another club, we're in trouble. But he knows his stuff. Some who have come up this way have done well, going on to Hollywood and Vegas. We've met Arsenio, Tom Arnold, Sheri Sheppard, Ralphie May, Bob Saget, etc.

You want to know what it's really like? Like "I'm Dying up here" - minus the sex. Or maybe it's just me... Look for a club that has a comic class - try it.


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