Showtime is moving forward with the Jim Carrey-produced project I’m Dying Up Here. Deadline reports that the hourlong comedy – which landed a pilot order in August – has officially been picked up to series at Showtime and will begin shooting in Los Angeles this fall. Based on the 2009 book by William Knoedelseder, the series is written by Dave Flebotte and centers on the Hollywood comedy club circuit of the ‘70s. Here’s more info on the plot and cast via Deadline:
Melissa Leo, Ari Graynor, Clark Duke, Michael Angarano, RJ Cyler, Erik Griffin and Stephen Guarino star in I’m Dying Up Here, which follows up and coming comedians in LA in the 1970s, who mentored by Goldie (Leo), a brassy comedy club owner who rules over her business with an iron fist and nurtures her comedians with tough love. Graynor, Santino, Cyler, Griffin and Guarino play as the main stand-ups at the club. Angarano and Duke play ballsy young comedians from Boston who move to L.A. with the hopes of making it big. Guest stars in the pilot include Alfred Molina, Sebastian Stan, Robert Forster, Jon Daly, Al Madrigal, Dylan Baker, Brianne Howey, Ginger Gonzaga and Cathy Moriarty.