I'm Dying Up Here

2017 • Showtime
7 reviews
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Season 1 episodes (14)

1 Pilot
The stand-ups at L.A.'s primo comedy club, run by the formidable Goldie, react to rising star Clay Appuzzo's big appearance on 'The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson' in unexpected ways. Comics Cassie and Bill are most affected. Eager to join L.A.'s burgeoning comedy scene, Boston transplants Eddie and Ron are surprised by their unorthodox accommodations and young up-and-comer Adam is forced into a compromising situation by his manager Carl.
2 Midnight Special
Goldie taps Bill, Ralph and Edgar for an industry showcase at the club. When Bill lands a coveted spot on 'Midnight Special,' his cantankerous father and sister fly in for the show, leading to surprising family drama. Adam is invited to help Goldie with some handyman work at her house and becomes one of the few people allowed inside her personal life.
3 The Cost of a Free Buffet
After defying Goldie, Edgar tries desperately to get back into her good graces. Cassie tests out some controversial new material, to mixed reviews. Adam, Eddie and Ron join forces to take down a ventriloquist. Bill tries to keep his ornery father Warren and sister entertained on their vacation. Goldie is forced to make a tough decision when her oldest friend Judy comes to town.
4 Sugar and Spice
Goldie's ex-husband shows up and asks her for a favor. A hot female fan shows her love for Eddie in an unusual fashion. When Bill takes Cassie to an exclusive party at the Riot House, she has a revelation. Adam meets his comedy idol and his friend Barton Royce. Cassie wrestles with what it means to be a woman in the comedy world.
5 The Return
At her weekly poker game, Goldie pitches an idea, which her lover/lawyer Eli believes he can sell. Nick returns to Goldie's after a long and mysterious hiatus. His arrival causes friction between Cassie and Bill. On Barton's referral, Adam starts a new handyman job and quickly learns that there is more to the gig than was promised. A visit from Ralph's Vietnam buddy forces him to confront things better left buried.
6 Girls Are Funny, Too
Nick books a life-changing gig. Adam questions Barton about his odd accommodations. Bill tags along with Sully on a sales call that doesn't end well. Eddie and Ron go on a painful double date. Goldie and Eli sell their comedy special.
7 My Rifle, My Pony and Me
Goldie learns she may have misjudged her relationship with Eli. Eddie helps Cassie hone her material, but with some ulterior motives. Ralph and Edgar's unforgettable road trip ends badly. Bill helps Nick with a problem from his past.
8 The Unbelievable Power of Believing
A disastrous meeting causes Nick to reevaluate his relationship with girlfriend Tawny. Maggie gives Ron a self-help book that provides him with temporary superpowers. Barton proposes a deal with Goldie's rival Teddy.
9 Lingchi
Goldie grapples with Marty and Eli over creative control. The comics rally around Bill. An ultimatum from his agent forces Nick to make a fateful decision. Barton and Teddy's scheming could spell disaster for Adam.
10 Creative Indifferences
Goldie forces Cassie to pick a side. Adam has an epic set, but shows Ralph up in the process. Ron helps Eddie get revenge on DJ Kenny. Nick does a set that puts him on a new path. A shocking event will change everything for everyone.
101 About I'm Dying Up Here
The cast and producers of I'm Dying Up Here - Jim Carrey, Melissa Leo, Andrew Santino, Al Madrigal, Michael Aguilar, Dave Flebotte, RJ Cyler, Erik Griffin, Christina Wayne, Clark Duke, and Ari Graynor - discuss the new SHOWTIME original series.
102 Character Profile: Goldie
Academy Award-winning actress Melissa Leo discusses her character, Goldie, in the new Showtime original series, I'm Dying Up Here.
103 Character Profile: Cassie
Ari Graynor dishes on the new Showtime original series ‘I'm Dying Up Here' and discusses her small-town stand-up comedienne persona, Cassie.
104 Character Profile: Bill
Andrew Santino discusses his role as Bill on I'm Dying Up Here. From Executive Producer Jim Carrey, starring Melissa Leo.

About this show

I’M DYING UP HERE explores the struggles of “making it big” in the 1970’s L.A. comedy scene. Every night, a group of up-and-coming comedians wait to perform at Goldie’s, the hottest stand-up club in town. But first they’ll have to win over Goldie, who rules the Sunset Strip with an iron fist. Stand-up is a drug for these comedians, and they’re willing to sacrifice everything to get their fix. They brave the pain of sharing their innermost thoughts and darkest secrets, hoping that someone, anyone, will laugh.

Ratings and reviews

7 reviews
Ty`ere Mosley
June 10, 2021
There's no solid protagonist so it's hard to care about what happens to the characters. But the situations and dialogue get very deep in a philosophical way. Also the stand-up is legitimately funny
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A Google user
August 13, 2018
I am counting down til nxt weeks show but now idk when it airs again uggh!!
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