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I'm Dying Up Here 

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 ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
...  Goldie Herschlag 11 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Cassie Feder 11 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Eddie Zeidel 11 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Ron Shack 11 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Adam Proteau 11 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Bill Hobbs 11 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Ralph King / ... 11 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Edgar Martinez 11 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Nick Beverly 10 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Sully Patterson 9 episodes, 2017
...  Arnie Brown 9 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Maggie 9 episodes, 2017
...  Mitch Bombadier 7 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Barton Royce 7 episodes, 2017
...  Teddy 7 episodes, 2017
...  Eli Gershmann 7 episodes, 2017
Sara Leon ...  Goldie's Patron 7 episodes, 2018
...  Dawn 7 episodes, 2018
...  Gabe Schwartz 6 episodes, 2017
...  Fitzy / ... 6 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Mandy 6 episodes, 2018
...  Walter Rice 5 episodes, 2017
Diana Gitelman ...  Betty Patterson 5 episodes, 2017
Earl Skakel ...  Al Simms 5 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Marty Dansak 5 episodes, 2017
Ryan George ...  Ricky the Bartender 5 episodes, 2017


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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Release Date:

4 June 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mor aici, pe scena!  »

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16:9 HD
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Melissa Leo & Michel Angarano previously starred together in Red State (2011) 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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Entertaining, addictive and very authentic
12 August 2017 | by See 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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