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I'm Dying Up Here: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two on Showtime?

1 August 2017 7:03 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Vulture Watch Is this thing on? Has the I'm Dying Up Here TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on Showtime? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of I'm Dying Up Here season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About? Airing on the Showtime premium cable channel, I'm Dying Up Here stars Melissa Leo, Ari Graynor, Michael Angarano, Clark Duke, Andrew Santino, Erik Griffin, Rj Cyler, Al Madrigal, Stephen Guarino, Jon Daly, and Ginger Gonzaga. The 1970s L.A. period drama series centers around the regular performers at Goldie’s comedy club. The Venerable owner, Goldie Herschlag (Leo), is as tough as it takes to be successful in this business -- for the sake »

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Interview, Audio: Cindy Caponera, TV Writer for ‘I’m Dying Up Here’

23 July 2017 5:56 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – One of the great new premium channel TV series, which piggybacked on the “Twin Peaks” return on the Showtime Network, is “I’m Dying Up Here.” Set in the 1970s, it tells the stories of fictional stand up comedians in Los Angeles, and one of the Consulting Producers and series writers is Cindy Caponera.

Ari Graynor as Cassie in ‘I’m Dying Up Here’

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Caponera wrote the latest episode, “Girls Are Funny, Too,” which focused on Cassie (Ari Graynor), as she tries to break new ground in an era where women in comedy had even more obstacles in a man’s show business world. The episode was loose, poignant and funny, and highlighted the excellent cast, which includes Oscar winner Melissa Leo as Goldie, the owner of the club that the stand up comics perform in. Add in Jake Lacy, Al Madrigal, Andrew Santino, Erik Griffin and Rj Cyler, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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“Oh, Hi Mark!” – first trailer for James Franco’s The Disaster Artist arrives

18 July 2017 9:40 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Scott Davis

As if we couldn’t be any more excited by this one, A24 have released the very first trailer for the eagerly anticipated The Disaster Artist, which you can view below.

Based on the book of the same name by Greg Sestero, The Disaster Artist tells the behind-the-scenes story of cinema’s greatest bad film, The Room, and the work of writer/director Tommy Wiseau (played by Franco in the film) who created the film. Dave Franco stars as Sestero in the film alongside an array of A-list talent who fill out the supporting roles.

The Room gained ultimate cult status back in 2003 and was considered one of the worst films of all time. But as the years went on, the film grew into one of the “must-see” films and through many additional screenings, including quote-a-longs at London’s Prince Charles Cinema (where it now plays many »

- Scott Davis

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First Trailer for 'The Disaster Artist' Starring James Franco as Wiseau

18 July 2017 8:02 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"Oh, hi Mark!" A24 has unveiled the first trailer for the film The Disaster Artist, a fictional account of the making of the "best worst movie ever made" - The Room, as directed by Tommy Wiseau. The film stars James Franco, who also directs, as Tommy Wiseau, the awkward mastermind behind this disaster of a movie. This first trailer focuses entirely on one scene and Wiseau's attempts to perform the line properly. The impressive ensemble includes Seth Rogen, Alison Brie, Zoey Deutch, Zac Efron, Dave Franco, Bryan Cranston, Kristen Bell, Eliza Coupe, Josh Hutcherson, Sharon Stone, Adam Scott, Jason Mantzoukas, Kate Upton, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Ari Graynor, with an appearance by Judd Apatow. Whew, what a cast. I've got a good feeling this is going to be something special, perhaps as good as Burton's Ed Wood (also about the making of a "worst film"). This first premiered at the SXSW Film Festival. »

- Alex Billington

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Teaser Trailer for “The Disaster Artist” suggests a laugh riot

18 July 2017 7:40 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Among modern day cult films, The Room stands tall. Not since The Rocky Horror Picture Show has a midnight movie captured audience adoration like Tommy Wiseau’s “masterpiece”. Even in Hollywood, it’s an iconic picture. As such, it was never a huge shock that a look at its inception was going to receive the cinematic treatment, especially after an acclaimed book about its making hit shelves. What’s surprising is that A-list talent has surrounded it from top to bottom, including A24 distributing. The Disaster Artist, as it’s known, made waves at SXSW and now has a Teaser Trailer to showcase, well in advance of its December release date. You can see the Teaser below, but first, a dive into Wiseau’s world! For those of you who aren’t aware of the movie in any notable way, here’s a quick little primer. It’s a look »

- Joey Magidson

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Watch James Franco Recreate Tommy Wiseau's Cult Classic 'The Room'

18 July 2017 7:05 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

James Franco delivers the most brilliantly bad performance of his life – after 60-plus takes – in the hilarious first trailer for The Disaster Artist. The film stars Franco as cult film legend Tommy Wiseau and chronicles the making of Wiseau's infamous movie, The Room.

The new clip captures the making of one of The Room's many preposterous scenes, in which Wiseau's character, Johnny, storms onto a roof denying accusations that he hit his girlfriend, sees his friend and offers a casual, "Oh hi, Mark."

Ostensibly a simple moment to film, »

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James Franco Used Tommy Wiseau’s Voice While Directing ‘The Disaster Artist’ — Literally

2 July 2017 10:34 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

James Franco is a man of many interests and inclinations. Among his various pet projects — the advanced degrees, the literary adaptations that no one asked for and no one watched — few seem better suited to his sensibilities than “The Disaster Artist,” a dramatization of the making of Tommy Wiseau’s “The Room.” A hilarious detail about the film just emerged from an interview with one of its stars: “Franco directed the whole movie in character as Tommy Wiseau.”

Read More: ‘The Disaster ArtistReview: James Franco is Very Good as a Bad Actor in His Loving Tribute to ‘The Room’ — SXSW 2017

That’s according to Jason Mantzoukas, who quickly clarified while speaking to Entertainment Weekly: “Well, I should amend that — he wasn’t in character as Tommy Wiseau, but once he started the day doing Tommy’s voice, he would spend the rest of the day doing the voice, »

- Michael Nordine

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Ari Graynor

1 July 2017 2:00 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

While actress Ari Graynor has not found it difficult to find work, she admits that the roles that she had been playing for years were lacking in depth. The characters were broad and general, lacking depth. She began to wonder if producers and casting directors would ever take her seriously enough to cast her in a role that demanding more depth. Graynor, 34, says that she has been literally aching for a role that demanded greater depth and substance. The funny thing is that in 2015 she was literally about to leave Los Angeles and head to New York until

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Ari Graynor »

- Nat Berman

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Five Things You Didn’t Know about Michael Angarano

29 June 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Michael Angarano, the likeable standup comedian from I’m Dying Up Here, the Showtime series with Jim Carrey as Executive Producer, prepared for his role by taking on some open mike sessions. He had a meltdown when he was given a joke which he hated. He didn’t want to tell it, and it bombed. Co-star Ari Graynor was there, and she said his voice even cracked. He called his failing moment “a full-on, on-stage existential crisis”. Angarano says that the show, about standup comedy in the 70s, features guys who head for Hollywood with stars in their eyes, and quickly learn

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- Nat Berman

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Exclusive Interview: Rick Overton on Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here

11 June 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

On Showtime’s new series I’m Dying Up Here is a Jim Carrey-produced effort and takes a fictionalized look at the 1970s Los Angeles comedy business, incorporating real-life late night veterans like Rick Overton into the cast. Back when Johnny Carson’s decision to move The Tonight Show from New York over to the West Coast in 1972, a floodgate of opportunities arose for many comics. The poignant, bittersweet and wickedly funny series is adapted from journalist William Knoedelseder’s eponymous non-fiction book, starring Ari Graynor, Michael Angarano, Clarke Duke and Andrew Santino as some of the young comics with visions of superstardom. But in...read more »

- April Neale

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Jim Carrey on The Perils of Standup Comedy In Our Outrage Culture — IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

7 June 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Last Week’S Podcast: ‘The Amazing Race’ Host Phil Keoghan on Job Hazards: Too Much Sun and Sensory Overload — IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

If there’s a line in comedy, both Kathy Griffin and Bill Maher crossed it this month. Both comedians have made a career out of being politically incorrect –but given the reaction to their antics, Griffin’s photo shoot of a bloodied pumpkin head made to look like Donald Trump, and Maher’s casual use of the “n” word on his “Real Time” series, both took it a step too far.

But where’s the bar in comedy, when being offensive is often part of what it means to be a comedian? Back in January, long before the Griffin/Maher uproar, IndieWire’s Turn It On podcast spoke with Jim Carrey about how comedy has changed as standups have become more scrutinized by their every word. »

- Michael Schneider

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Jim Carrey on The Perils of Standup Comedy In Our Outrage Culture — IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

7 June 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Last Week’S Podcast: ‘The Amazing Race’ Host Phil Keoghan on Job Hazards: Too Much Sun and Sensory Overload — IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

If there’s a line in comedy, both Kathy Griffin and Bill Maher crossed it this month. Both comedians have made a career out of being politically incorrect –but given the reaction to their antics, Griffin’s photo shoot of a bloodied pumpkin head made to look like Donald Trump, and Maher’s casual use of the “n” word on his “Real Time” series, both took it a step too far.

But where’s the bar in comedy, when being offensive is often part of what it means to be a comedian? Back in January, long before the Griffin/Maher uproar, IndieWire’s Turn It On podcast spoke with Jim Carrey about how comedy has changed as standups have become more scrutinized by their every word. »

- Michael Schneider

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I'm Dying Up Here: Season One Ratings

6 June 2017 5:30 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

With its top-rated dramas Shameless and Homeland aging, Showtime really needs another hit drama series. Can I'm Dying Up Here fill the bill? Will it be cancelled or renewed for a second season on Showtime? Stay tuned. A gritty, fictional drama set in the 1970s comedy scene in L.A., I’m Dying Up Here stars Melissa Leo, Ari Graynor, Michael Angarano, Clark Duke, Andrew Santino, Erik Griffin, Rj Cyler, Al Madrigal, Stephen Guarino, Jon Daly, and Ginger Gonzaga. The Showtime series centers around the regular performers at Goldie’s comedy club, owned by Goldie Herschlag (Leo), who is as tough as it takes to be successful in this business, for the sake of her club and her comedians. Read More… »

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I'm Dying Up Here

5 June 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: Showtime. Episodes: Ongoing (hour). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates: June 4, 2017 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: Melissa Leo, Ari Graynor, Michael Angarano, Clark Duke, Andrew Santino, Erik Griffin, Rj Cyler, Al Madrigal, Stephen Guarino, Jon Daly, Ginger Gonzaga, Obba Babatundé, W. Earl Brown, Jeffrey Nordling, Jake Lacy, Brianne Howey, Dylan Baker, Robert Forster, Cathy Moriarty, Sebastian Stan, and Alfred Molina. TV show description: A gritty, fictional drama set in the 1970s comedy scene in L.A., I'm Dying Up Here explores the complex, inner workings of standup comics and their drive to make it. It is inspired by William Knoedelseder's non-fictional book of the same name. The series centers around the regular performers at Goldie's comedy club, »

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How Showtime’s ‘I’m Dying Up Here’ Recreates ’70s Comedy Club Scene

2 June 2017 6:22 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Comedian Judy Gold appears in episode three of “I'm Dying Up Here,” the Jim Carrey-produced Showtime ensemble series premiering Sunday that fictionalizes the infamous early 1970s Los Angeles comedy scene, where a slew of real-life icons like David Letterman, Jay Leno, Andy Kaufman, Richard Pryor, Robin Williams, Billy Crystal and Elayne Boosler first rose to prominence and thousands of other young hopefuls followed suit on the heels of Johnny Carson’s decision to move “The Tonight Show” to the West Coast in 1972.

On the new show, Gold plays an aging comic named Judy Elder, who’s vying for a second shot at stardom on the stage of her childhood friend Goldie Herschlag—the tough-as-nails owner of an L.A. comedy club that bears a striking resemblance to The Comedy Store and its real-life proprietor Mitzi Shore.

Yet “I’m Dying Up Here” co-creator and executive producer Dave Flebotti says “Goldie has an entirely different energy »

- Tripp Whetsell

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‘I’m Dying Up Here’ Review: Jim Carrey’s Drama Series on Stand-Up Comedy is a Mess

2 June 2017 9:15 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The dark side of stand-up comedy is always lurking behind the jokes, and “I’m Dying Up Here,” Showtime’s drama series set in Los Angeles’ ’70s comedy scene, aims to bring it to light. Tracking a group of comedians working a club on the Sunset Strip, the first episode slowly teases a tragedy meant to bring everyone together – even if the premiere feels unwieldy prior to the introduction of every member of this large ensemble.

An hour-long drama about the lives of comedians feels a tad antithetical even before you start counting expendable plot lines, but “I’m Dying Up Here” only exacerbates the fixable issues seen in the pilot.

What works best among the many ingredients at play is first how producer Jim Carrey and showrunner David Flebotte highlight the serious side of a world made to look lighthearted. Second, and more simply, is Ari Graynor as Cassie, »

- Ben Travers

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‘I’m Dying Up Here’ Review: Jim Carrey’s Drama Series on Stand-Up Comedy is a Mess

2 June 2017 9:15 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The dark side of stand-up comedy is always lurking behind the jokes, and “I’m Dying Up Here,” Showtime’s drama series set in Los Angeles’ ’70s comedy scene, aims to bring it to light. Tracking a group of comedians working a club on the Sunset Strip, the first episode slowly teases a tragedy meant to bring everyone together – even if the premiere feels unwieldy prior to the introduction of every member of this large ensemble.

An hour-long drama about the lives of comedians feels a tad antithetical even before you start counting expendable plot lines, but “I’m Dying Up Here” only exacerbates the fixable issues seen in the pilot.

What works best among the many ingredients at play is first how producer Jim Carrey and showrunner David Flebotte highlight the serious side of a world made to look lighthearted. Second, and more simply, is Ari Graynor as Cassie, »

- Ben Travers

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Flashback: Jim Carrey Takes Et to L.A.’s Legendary Comedy Club That Later Inspired ‘I’m Dying Up Here’

2 June 2017 7:40 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Before Bruce Almighty, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective or even In Living Color, there was only one way to experience the comedy magic of Jim Carrey: onstage. Over countless late nights in the ‘70s and ‘80s, thousands of people watched stand-up comedians such as Carrey hone their craft at the Los Angeles club The Comedy Store. The beginning of his 10,000-mile journey from Ontario, Canada, to stardom in the U.S. began with a single step on stage at the legendary venue, which serves as the setting of his new Showtime drama, I’m Dying Up Here, exploring the lives and careers of up-and-coming comedians.

“I came here when I was 17, on a bus, basically, and got off at The Comedy Store,” Carrey told Et in 1992, which at the time was just two years into his run on the Fox sketch comedy series In Living Color. Run by co-founder Mitzi Shore (also mother to the actor Pauley »

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I'm Dying Up Here Review: Comedy Is No Joke (And No Fun, Either)

31 May 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

You might think that a show about stand-up comedians would, you know, make you laugh a time or two. But Showtime’s morose, cliché-riddled new drama I’m Dying Up Here — premiering this Sunday at 10/9c — is more likely to make you hate yourself, everyone around you and humanity in general.

VideosI’m Dying Up Here Trailer: Fear and Laughing in L.A.’s ’70s Stand-Up Scene

Set in L.A.’s vibrantly messy 1970s comedy scene, Dying follows the self-loathing comedians who work at Goldie’s, a stand-up comedy club owned by the no-nonsense Goldie (Melissa Leo), who »

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Our Staff Picks: TV Shows to Watch the Week of May 29, 2017

29 May 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Welcome back to Tune In: our weekly newsletter offering a guide to the best of the week’s TV.

Each week, Variety‘s TV team combs through the week’s TV schedule, selecting our picks of what to watch and when/how to watch them. This week, “House of Cards” returns for Season 5 and Showtime debuts “I’m Dying Up Here.”

House of Cards,” Netflix, Tuesday

The Underwoods are back in Season 5 and they are under siege. Frank and Claire must continue to fight to secure their legacy with a contentious election ahead of them and damaging stories appearing in the press. As seen in the end of Season 4, they plan to divert attention from their various misdeeds by whipping the country into a frenzy of war and terror.

“World of Dance,” NBC, Tuesday, 10 p.m. 

This competition series will see solo artists competing against duos and crews in all genres of dance, including »

- Joe Otterson

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