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We bid goodbye to regular coverage of I’m Dying Up Here by marveling at its ambitious failures

Like a lot of second, third, and fourth-tier attempts at prestige television, Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here might have looked a lot better a decade ago, before every cable network went after their own flagship scripted content, before the advent of streaming networks with their own flagship series, and before about…

The trailer for Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here shows the seedy side of ’70s stand-up

Life among professional comedians is not just a continuous throng of laughter. There is a lot of laughter, but at least half of it is mean-spirited, directed at fellow comedians perceived to be unfairly more successful or justly less successful. There’s also a good deal of complaining, a fair amount of gloating, and a…

Showtime orders Jim Carrey stand-up dramedy I’m Dying Up Here to series

According to Deadline, Showtime has ordered to series the Jim Carrey-produced “hour-long dramatic comedy” I’m Dying Up Here, which sounds like it’s about a sickly grandmother hiding in an attic but actually focuses on struggling comedians. Set in the ’70s Los Angeles stand-up scene, the show stars Melissa Leo as…

Surreal thriller Wayward Pines features a huge twist: It’s actually a lot of fun

Fox’s limited-run, creepy-town thriller Wayward Pines doesn’t exist solely to troll its audience, but one could be forgiven for thinking otherwise after watching its opening scenes. The show begins with an extreme close-up of an eye belonging to Secret Service agent Ethan Burke (Matt Dillon), who snaps awake in an…

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