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I'm Dying Up Here: Season 1 (2017)



Critic Consensus: While I'm Dying Up Here hints at untapped potential and deserves praise for authentic period detail, its attempts at affecting drama are undermined by subpar writing and a muddled focus.


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In Season 1 of "I'm Dying Up Here," the comics of Goldie Herschlag's Hollywood comedy club learn the hard way that success isn't all it's cracked up to be. As one of their number finally gets his big break, newcomers Adam (RJ Cyler), Ron (Clark Duke) and Eddie (Michael Angarano) try to find their place in the group. Meanwhile, Cassie (Ari Graynor) flirts with controversy, Goldie (Melissa Leo) pitches an idea with potential at the weekly poker game that gets Eli (Jeffrey Nordling) excited, and Nick (Jake Lacy) gets cold feet about his relationship with Tawny. Elsewhere, Ralph (Erik Griffin) and Edgar (Al Madrigal) take a road trip and Barton (Obba Babatundé) goes against Goldie. Guest starring Sebastian Stan; executive produced by Jim Carrey.


Ari Graynor
as Cassie Feder
Michael Angarano
as Eddie Zeidel
Andrew Santino
as Bill Hobbs
Clark Duke
as Ron Shack
Erik Griffin
as Ralph King
R.J. Cyler
as Adam Proteau
Al Madrigal
as Edgar Martinez
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All Critics (35) | Top Critics (21)

It's a perfect climax to a story about the artistic process of inside out clowns. "WE GET IT!" I belt out, bored, at my laptop screen. The thing is, though, I TOTALLY get it.

June 9, 2017 | Full Review…

"Dying," an all-access pass into the backstage of an L.A. comedy club, plays to Carrey's most ambitious instincts and will certainly end up on my shortlist for best new series of the year.

June 5, 2017 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

While there's much to be said for the care that has been poured into depicting the decade, the story's portrait of the darkness that drives comedians is, well, pretty familiar.

June 5, 2017 | Full Review…

The show just may find its priorities and zero in on them. There's potential here, all over the place, waiting to be pulled together.

June 5, 2017 | Full Review…

I'm Dying Up Here convincingly recreates both a period and the primal scream existence of would-be star comedians who seem to most enjoy trading very barbed insults during frequent gatherings at a local diner.

June 5, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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For as much as it wants to parallel the present with candid stories on sexism, racism, and more material covered by the era's edgiest comics, I'm Dying Up Here still feels stuck in the past.

June 2, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…

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