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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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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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