I'm Dying Up Here (2017–2018)
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Gone with the Wind 

Goldie looks to expand her comedy empire with the help of an old friend, while her estranged daughter Amanda resurfaces.

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Adam Davidson

Writers:

William Knoedelseder (based on the book by), David Flebotte (created by) (as Dave Flebotte) | 5 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Melissa Leo ... Goldie Herschlag
Ari Graynor ... Cassie Feder
Michael Angarano ... Eddie Zeidel
Clark Duke ... Ron Shack
RJ Cyler ... Adam Proteau
Andrew Santino ... Bill Hobbs
Erik Griffin ... Ralph Carnegie
Al Madrigal ... Edgar Martinez
Jake Lacy ... Nick Beverly
Jon Daly ... Arnie Brown
Jere Burns ... Sid Robbins
Stefania LaVie Owen ... Amanda Robbins
P.J. Byrne ... Kenny Vessey
Joey Diaz ... Taffy (as Joey 'Coco' Diaz)
Dom Irrera ... Fitzy
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Goldie looks to expand her comedy empire with the help of an old friend, while her estranged daughter Amanda resurfaces.

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Comedy | Drama

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Release Date:

6 May 2018 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

When the party-goers are listening to the news broadcast about the tornado, the announcer says "In nearby Stillwater" just as the camera focuses on Michael Angarano's character, Eddie. In the movie Almost Famous, Michael played a young William Miller who ends up following a band called "Stillwater" across the country. See more »

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Church Yard
Written by Vincent Eugene Kusy, Louis Yovino
Performed by Odyssey
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Terrific Series
1 June 2018 | by jonbolesSee all my reviews

I'm Dying Up Here is a wonderfully acted and gritty series about the incredibly hard odds facing up and coming comics, set in the seventies. Many of the characters and stories insinuate, or occasionally portray real comedians (Richard Prior.) All of the backstories, and intertwining lives of the comedians are portrayed with excitement, hope, and dread. You cheer for the characters who make it, and grieve along with those who meet a less generous fate. My only complaint is with Melissa Leo's portrayal of Goldie, the tough-as-nails owner of LA's premier comedy club, and launching ground for successful comedians. She is constantly Zippo-lighting a cigarette between clenched teeth as she delivers non-stop stream-of-consciousness threats and advice to her needy herd of comedians. She is wholly unsuited for this role, which requires a hint of a formerly sexy and sympathetic woman. Her scenes are akin to a loud alarm bell that ruin the continuity of the story, while remaining essential to the plot.


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