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

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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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Episodes

1
Air date: Jun 4, 2017
2
Air date: Jun 11, 2017
3
Air date: Jun 18, 2017
4
Air date: Jun 25, 2017
5
Air date: Jul 9, 2017
6
Air date: Jul 16, 2017
7
Air date: Jul 23, 2017
8
Air date: Jul 30, 2017
9
Air date: Aug 6, 2017
10
Air date: Aug 13, 2017

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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.

Cast

Melissa Leo
as Goldie
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
Brad Garrett
as Rom Martin
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Critic Reviews for I'm Dying Up Here Season 1

All Critics (37) | Top Critics (23)

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.

Jun 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.

Jun 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.

Jun 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.

Jun 2, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

Too little of it feels lived-in or genuine. And that's a fatal flaw that extends to the overwritten scripts as well. For a show about being authentic, I'm Dying Up Here too often comes off as remarkably fake.

Jun 1, 2017 | Full Review…

You've seen it before, read it before. Too bad Dying passed up an opportunity to tell it in an exciting, engaging new way.

May 31, 2017 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
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In "I'm Dying Up Here," it's not clear whether we should be laughing at or with these comedians.

May 16, 2018 | Full Review…

In tune with the 1970s setting, everything (and everyone) is bathed in a jaundice-hued, yellow light that's period appropriate but also a bit off-putting.

Jun 5, 2017 | Full Review…

A good way to describe what I've seen of I'm Dying Up Here would be dour. And while I know that the opening deals with some pretty heavy issues, at least some of the performances should have helped to lighten the load, but they don't.

Jun 5, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Even though that theme is relentlessly pursued in I'm Dying Up Here, the pursuit aimlessly wanders off in many directions and never leads to brilliance.

Jun 5, 2017 | Full Review…

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