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The new one-hour SHOWTIME drama 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 was written by Flebotte and directed by Jonathan Levine.


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Credits


Production Companies Some Kind of Garden
Assembly Entertainment
Endemol Shine Studios
Plymouth Street Productions
Distributor Showtime
Directors Jonathan Levine (episode 1)
Jon S. Baird (episode 2 and 6)
Iain B. MacDonald (episode 3)
David Evans (episode 4)
Jake Schreier (episode 5)
Adam Davidson (episode 7 and 10)
Kate Dennis (episode 8)
Julie Anne Robinson (episode 9)
Writers William Knoedelseder (based on the book) (10 episodes)
David Flebotte (created by) (episode 1, 4 and 10)
Cindy Chupack (episode 2 and 8)
Dave Holstein (episode 3)
Jeff Shakoor (episode 5)
Cindy Caponera (episode 6)
Martin Weiss (episode 7)
Justin Hillian (episode 8)
Alex Herschlag (episode 9)
Executive Producers Jim Carrey
David Flebotte
Michael Aguilar
Christina Wayne
Composer Alex Ebert (10 episodes)
Mark Noseworthy (6 episodes)
Editors Colin Patton (6 episodes)
Fabienne Bouville (3 episodes)
Robert Komatsu (4 episodes)
Cast List Melissa Leo
Ari Graynor
Clark Duke
Michael Angarano
RJ Cyler
Erik Griffin
Andrew Santino
Al Madrigal
Stephen Guarino
Jon Daly
Ginger Gonzaga
Obba Babatundé
W. Earl Brown
Jeffrey Nordling
Jake Lacy
Joel Kelley Dauten
Rick Overton
Ryan George
Diana Gitelman
Jerron Horton
Dom Irrera
Claudia Abrego
Michelle Arthur
Sarah Hay
Richard Kind
Glenn Morshower
Earl Skakel
P.J. Byrne
Kim Delgado
Brianne Howey
Cathy Ladman
Amanda Quaid
Sebastian Stan
.....   Goldie Herschlag (10 episodes)
.....   Cassie Feder (10 episodes)
.....   Ron Shack (10 episodes)
.....   Eddie Zeidel (10 episodes)
.....   Adam Proteau (10 episodes)
.....   Ralph King (10 episodes)
.....   Bill Hobbs (10 episodes)
.....   Edgar Martinez (10 episodes)
.....   Sully Patterson (10 episodes)
.....   Arnie Brown (9 episodes)
.....   Maggie (9 episodes)
.....   Barton Royce (7 episodes)
.....   Teddy (7 episodes)
.....   Eli Gershmann (7 episodes)
.....   Nick Beverly (6 episodes)
.....   Gabe Schwartz (6 episodes)
.....   Mitch Bombadier (6 episodes)
.....   Ricky the Bartender (5 episodes)
.....   Betty Patterson (5 episodes)
.....   Walter Rice (5 episodes)
.....   Fitzy (5 episodes)
.....   Presicion Driver (4 episodes)
.....   Customer (4 episodes)
.....   Tawny (4 episodes)
.....   Marty Dansak (4 episodes)
.....   Warren Hobbs (4 episodes)
.....   Al Simms (4 episodes)
.....   Kenny Vessey (3 episodes)
.....   Stage Manager (3 episodes)
.....   Kay (3 episodes)
.....   Tish Norman (3 episodes)
.....   Susan Hobbs (3 episodes)
.....   Clay Appuzzo (1 episode)



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