Showtime’s dark dramedy I’m Dying Up Here, about the 1970s stand-up scene in Los Angeles, returns this spring with its second season. The premium cabler has released the trailer for the upcoming 10 episodes, revealing that it’s not all laughs in the 1970s stand-up scene.
Created by Dave Flebotte based on William Knoedelseder nonfiction book, the show stars Melissa Leo, Ari Graynor, Clark Duke, Michael Angarano, RJ Cyler, Andrew Santino, Erik Griffin, Al Madrigal and Jake Lacy. The recurring cast includes Xosha Roquemore, Stefania LaVie Owen, Nicole Ari Parker, and Brad Garrett as comedy legend Roy Martin, who’s lured by Goldie (Mellisa Leo) into a business partnership. A piece in Goldie’s plan to expand her empire, he arrives on the scene at Goldie’s (the hottest comedy club in town) and drops bombs and wisdom on the club’s comics.
The trailer, carrying the message “Ambition Never Sleeps”, is soundtracked by the 2017 single “Push Pull (The Greatest)” by Brittany Pfantz.
“I’m Dying Up Here” Season 2 will premiere on May 6 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.