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.
There's no such thing as an easy laugh.
Did You Know?
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