Showtime has a surprise up their sleeves. Today, the network released the premiere of the upcoming TV series I’m Dying Up Here ahead of its TV debut.
From executive producer Jim Carrey, the drama “explores L.A.’s famed ’70s stand-up comedy scene.” The cast includes Melissa Leo, Ari Graynor, Michael Angarano, Clark Duke, Andrew Santino, Erik Griffin, RJ Cyler, Al Madrigal, and Jake Lacy. Guest stars include Sebastian Stan, Jon Daly, Cathy Moriarty, and Alfred Molina.
I’m Dying Up Here premieres on Showtime on June 4th at 10 p.m. ET/PT, but you can watch the first episode online and On Demand right now.
Check out the premiere and more details below:
NEW YORK, NY – May 22, 2017 – SHOWTIME is giving viewers nationwide an early opportunity to sample the series premiere of the network’s highly anticipated new drama series I’M DYING UP HERE for free, ahead of its on-air debut on Sunday, June 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Starting today, consumers who do not subscribe to SHOWTIME can watch the series premiere for free on YouTube and SHO.com. Consumers can also sample the premiere of I’M DYING UP HERE across multiple television and streaming providers’ devices, websites and applications and their free On Demand channels.
The premiere of I’M DYING UP HERE is available to subscribers now on SHOWTIME ON DEMAND(R) and SHOWTIME ANYTIME(R). The episode is also available on the SHOWTIME stand-alone streaming service through Amazon, Apple(R), Google, Roku(R), and Samsung TVs and the service’s website www.showtime.com, as well as through Amazon Channels, Hulu, YouTube TV, Sling TV, and Sony PlayStation(TM) Vue. The premiere is also available through TV providers’ authenticated online services.
On June 4, SHOWTIME will make the second episode of I’M DYING UP HERE available early only to subscribers starting at 10 p.m. ET on SHOWTIME ANYTIME, via affiliate online platforms and the SHOWTIME stand-alone streaming service and streaming service providers. The second episode will be available at midnight on SHOWTIME ON DEMAND.
The fictional series explores L.A.’s famed ’70s stand-up comedy scene and stars Academy Award(R) winner Melissa Leo (The Fighter, Treme), Ari Graynor (Bad Teacher), Michael Angarano (The Knick), Clark Duke (Hot Tub Time Machine), Andrew Santino (Mixology), Erik Griffin (Workaholics), RJ Cyler (Power Rangers), Al Madrigal (The Daily Show) and Jake Lacy (Obvious Child) as part of a large ensemble cast. The series is created and executive produced by Dave Flebotte and executive produced by Golden Globe(R) winner Jim Carrey, Michael Aguilar and Christina Wayne.
I’M DYING UP HERE delves into the inspired, damaged and complicated psyches of those who stand alone in front of an audience “dying” for fame, fortune and, with any luck, a shot on Johnny Carson. This fictional group of competitive but close-knit comedians is mentored by “Goldie” (Leo), a brassy comedy club owner who rules over her business with an iron fist, but nurtures her comedians with tough love. For Goldie and her crew, there’s truly no such thing as an easy laugh. Guest stars include Stephen Guarino (Happy Endings), Brianne Howey (Horrible Bosses 2), Jon Daly (Kroll Show) and Ginger Gonzaga (Togetherness). Guest stars include Emmy(R) nominee Dylan Baker (The Good Wife), Oscar(R) nominee Robert Forster (Jackie Brown), Oscar nominee Cathy Moriarty (Raging Bull), with Sebastian Stan (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Martian) and Emmy nominee Alfred Molina (Chocolat).
Produced by SHOWTIME, the series is based on the non-fiction book of the same name by William Knoedelseder. The pilot was written by Flebotte and directed by Jonathan Levine (50/50, Warm Bodies). For more information about I’M DYING UP HERE, follow Twitter and Facebook, and join the conversation using #IDUH.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of 1970s comedy? Will you check out I’m Dying Up Here?