Showtime has released the first full two-minute trailer for I’m Dying Up Here season two. The network’s set to premiere season two on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 10pm ET/PT.
The series is set in the world of Los Angeles’ ’70s stand-up comedy scene and was created by executive producer Dave Flebotte, based on the non-fiction book by William Knoedelseder. Jim Carrey, Michael Aguilar, Assembly Entertainment’s Christina Wayne, Cindy Chupack, Adam Davidson and Endemol Shine Studios serve as executive producers.
Season two will consist of ten episodes and stars Oscar winner Melissa Leo (The Fighter) and Ari Graynor (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist). The cast also includes Clark Duke (Hot Tub Time Machine 2), Michael Angarano (The Stanford Prison Experiment), RJ Cyler (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl), Andrew Santino (The Disaster Artist), Erik Griffin (Blunt Talk), Al Madrigal (About a Boy), and Jake Lacy (Miss Sloane). Jon Daly, Nicole Ari Parker, Xosha Roquemore, Stefania LaVi, and Brad Garrett are the upcoming season’s guest stars.
The Plot: I’m Dying Up Here delves into the inspired, damaged and complicated psyches of a fictional group of competitive but close-knit comedians mentored by Goldie (Leo), a brassy comedy club owner who rules over her business with an iron fist but nurtures her comedians with tough love. The series takes viewers behind the curtain of the comedy scene that birthed the careers of legends such as Richard Pryor, Robin Williams and David Letterman, showing there’s truly no such thing as an easy laugh.