Showtime and Hulu hosted an intimate screening of I’m Dying Up Here at The Hollywood Improv. The Improv has been on Melrose avenue since it opened in LA back in 1970s. There are few places that when you walk in the door you can feel the history and relevance. It was dimly lit with mostly black interior which is reminiscent for most comedy clubs that I’ve been to in Hollywood.
I”m Dying Up Here is a new series executive produced by Jim Carrey. He’s a great storyteller in his own right, so I had the feeling the plot of the series would be interesting. This new series explores the struggles of “making it big” in the 1970’s LA comedy scene. The story was told in a way that allowed viewers to experience life through the eyes of up-and-coming comedians, from waiting to perform at Goldie’s, the hottest stand-up club in town and all that they have to do to win over, the owner Goldie who rules on Sunset Strip with an iron fist. The audience will laugh and gasp as the comedians bare their souls trying to hold on until they get that big break. This show is definitely for adults only and airs on Showtime, Sunday June 4 at a0PM ET/PT. You can stream it afterwards on Hulu.
Hollywood Improv, The Lab in the famous Fairfax District of L.A.
There is a long list of notable comedians that have performed at the Improv. Richard Pryor, Robert Klein, Steve Landesberg, Bette Midler, Lily Tomlin, Jay Leno, and others graced the stage when they were just starting out.
The evening was hosted by I’m Dying Up Here series stars Ari Graynor and Clark Duke. They had good chemistry on stage and on camera.
Whiskey in a comedy club…perfect combination.
Picture is worth a thousand words…
Outdoor seating, people watching..
Passed appetizers for all.
See ya next time.