I'm Dying Up Here (2017–2018)

TV Series   |  TV-MA   |    |  Comedy, Drama


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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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  • Erik Griffin in I'm Dying Up Here (2017)
  • Nicole Ari Parker and RJ Cyler in I'm Dying Up Here (2017)
  • Ari Graynor and Melissa Leo in I'm Dying Up Here (2017)
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  • Nicole Ari Parker and RJ Cyler in I'm Dying Up Here (2017)
  • Ari Graynor and RJ Cyler in I'm Dying Up Here (2017)

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Creators:

David Flebotte, Jim Carrey

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26 July 2017 | paulashton001
10
| Under rated and totally top notch.
Like the tragically cancelled Roadies I'm Dying Up Here has not received it's due praise. 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.

I don't know why these amazing shows have so much trouble finding an audience or critical acclaim. It seems like if character arcs are not clearly defined then critics think it is muddled. This is not the case though.

I love this show as I loved Roadies. The history and trade knowledge serve to enrich the themes adding texture and ambiance. I love it. The critics got it wrong but an 80 percent favourable audience score on Rotten Tomatos sounds about right.

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