Showtime Announces 'I'm Dying Up Here' A Comedy Series About Stand Up Comics to Rival HBO's 'Crashing'
Earlier I wrote about how I am excited for Pete Holmes new show Crashing on HBO. I still am but I think I am more excited for this show now. I love a period piece. No idea why. But if you take a story and put it in a different generation then I am way more interested. Crashing seems to have an Entourage vibe where it will lean more on comedy than drama. This trailer for 'I'm Dying Up Here' has me thinking it is going to be a bit more heartfelt and lean more on the drama of it all. That doesn't mean it's not going to have laughs. That Mexican joke was funny. Going to an AA meeting to work on your stand up comedy is also a funny move that opens up great situations.
Let's breakdown the cast. This show is full of actors that you recognize but don't know their names.
The Mom from The Fighter
Girl From Nick & Nora, The Sitter, Whip It, Youth in Revolt
The Guys From The Office
The Kid from Almost Famous
Tez from Workaholics
Black Kid From Me & Earl & the Dying Girl
I hope this isn't a case of a good trailer for a subpar show. The last two shows I could really compare this to are Vinyl and Roadies. Vinyl had some good moments but never got its act together. I thought Roadies was great but understand that not a lot of people can dig into a show of that sort. Both of those didn't live to see a second season. So we'll see.
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