Radio interviewer to budding female comic and his audience: “Girls are funny too. Are they?” Her quick response: “Well, we have a great sense of humor — just ask some of the women you’ve slept with.” Radio guy: “Damn!”
Here’s the first trailer for the 10-episode Season 2 of I’m Dying Up Here, Showtime’s series about the 1970s stand-up scene in Los Angeles — complete with the hair, clothes, inebrients and all else. Created by Dave Flebotte based on William Knoedelseder nonfiction book, it stars Melissa Leo, Ari Graynor, Clark Duke, Michael Angarano, RJ Cyler, Andrew Santino, Erik Griffin, Al Madrigal and Jake Lacy.. Among the actors set to recur in season-long arcs are Xosha Roquemore, Nicole Ari Parker, Stefania LaVie Owen and Brad Garrett as comedy legend Roy Martin, who arrives on the scene and drops bombs and wisdom on the comics at Goldie’s.
After having its world premiere at SXSW last year, the dark dramedy struggled to find a wide audience, but the premium cabler was intrigued enough by the premise and the cast to give it a renewal in September. Season 2 premieres May 6.
Flebotte executive produces with Jim Carrey, Michael Aguilar, Christina Wayne, Cindy Chupack, Adam Davidson and Endemol Shine Studio. Have a look at the trailer above, part your hair back down the middle, and tell us what you think.