‘I‘m Dying Up Here’ is an American comedy drama series. It’s funny and touching examination of the lives of upcoming comedians masks the true magic of the show, which is to relate universal struggle all of us face in trying to realize our future potential while nurturing healthy relationships and balancing responsibilities right now. Shooting for the top before fizzling out or exploding. Reconciling our past with our present.
The series was created and executive produced by Dave Flebotte and executive produced by Jim Carrey, Michael Aguilar and Christina Wayne. Cindy Chupack, Adam Davidson and Endemol Shine Studios serve as executive producers on Season 2. It is produced by Showtime and based on the non-fiction book of the same name by William Knoedelseder.
I’m Dying Up Here Season 2 Cast: Who’s in it?
Each of the aspiring comedians in I’m Dying Up Here, played by Ari Graynor, Clark Duke, Michael Angarano, RJ Cyler, Andrew Santino, Erik Griffin, Al Madrigal and Jake Lacy, have shades of Carrey’s long career in them. The close-knit group of comedians are mentored by Melissa Leo’s Goldie, a cocky comedy owner. Bringing this story to the screen was a “labor of love,” Carrey had said.
I’m Dying Up Here Season 2 Plot: What is it about?
The series takes place in the stand up comedy scene in Los Angeles in the 1970’s, following both aspiring and established comics who inhabit Goldie’s, the hottest comedy club in town. Behind all of the madness is the joy of giving and receiving that so-called gift of laughter which is a temporary fix like band-aid healing experience that works for everyone.