Goldie forces Cassie to take sides. Adam has an epic set, but shows Ralph up in the process. Ron helps Eddie get revenge. Nick discovers a new path. A shocking event changes everything for Goldie and...
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 psyches that inhabit the hilarious, but complex business of making an audience laugh. The series is based on William Knoedelseder's book of the same name.
Goldie Herschlag (Melissa Leo) was inspired by legendary LA comedy club owner Mitzi Shore who, like Goldie, mentored, personally auditioned and sometimes housed the comics (including co creator Jim Carrey) who appeared in her club. See more »
This isn't a comedy, its a period drama.....and a damn good one!
Its not Vinyl. There are no similarities to that show other than it's set in the 70s. Its pretty clear that most of the reviews here are from people that didn't bother to watch a full episode.
This show has solid writing, good character development, and great acting. Melissa Leo, Erik Griffin and Clark Duke are standouts.
This show is different from 99% of the junk being pumped out on the regular these days. It deserves a chance. Leave your hatred for the baby boomers at the door and you might end up having a good time.
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