Free ‘Dying Up Here’

The first episode of Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here, an upcoming drama series about the 1970s’ stand-up comedy scene in LA, is now available free on YouTube, and below. Unlike previous Showtime previews, this one is not edited for content, so you’ll need to verify you’re old enough to see the “adult content” and hear the “graphic language”:

I’m Dying Up Here, which stars Oscar-winner Melissa Leo (The Fighter), will officially premiere episode one on Sunday, June 4, at 10 pm ET/PT. At that time, episode two will also become available to subscribers. Showtime offers a $10.99/month subscription streaming service via the web and apps, and on Samsung TVs. It’s also available as an add-on subscription to Amazon Prime, Hulu, YouTube TV, Sling and PlayStation Vue.

Besides Leo, who plays a comedy club owner, I’m Dying Up Here’s ensemble cast includes Bad Teacher‘s Ari Graynor, The Knick‘s Michael Angarano, Hot Tub Time Machine‘s Clark Duke, Mixology‘s Andrew Santino, Workaholics‘ Erik Griffin, Power Rangers‘ RJ Cyler, The Daily Show‘s Al Madrigal, and Obvious Child‘s Jake Lacy.

In the first episode, stand-ups at the comedy club “react in unexpected ways” when one of them gets booked to appear on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

Jim Carrey is one of I’m Dying Up Here’s executive producers. The series is based on William Knoedelseder’s non-fiction book I’m Dying Up Here: Heartbreak and High Times in Stand-Up Comedy’s Golden Era

About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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