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Posted Friday 5/04/18 at 10:26PM EDT
I'm Dying Up Here feels like it's dying in Season 2
The Jim Carrey- produced Showtime series hasn't changed much in its Season 2 return on Sunday. As Darren Franich notes, I’m Dying Up Here was "watched by barely anyone last year. You’d expect a dramatic shake-up in season 2, a big swing towards a larger audience. But this show’s version of radical rebootery is adding Brad Garrett as a middle-aged comedian with a secret sadness he never stops talking about. More of the same, then, because this is a show about the secret sadness of stand-up comedy: Long days on the road, the nuclear silence after a joke bombs. There are two kinds of people on I’m Dying Up Here: miserable struggling comedians, and miserable successful comedians."
Posted Wednesday 4/18/18 at 6:54AM EDT
Jim Carrey crashes Jeff Daniels' Conan interview
The <i>Dumb and Dumber</i> co-stars had an impromptu reunion Tuesday with the help of Conan O'Brien.
Posted Wednesday 4/11/18 at 1:11PM EDT
Iconic Comedy Store owner Mitzi Shore, the "godmother of comedy" in Los Angeles, dies at 87
David Letterman babysat her children, Jay Leno slept on her club's back stairs and Jim Carrey tended bar for her. Shore influenced the careers of everybody from Robin Williams to Garry Shandling, Roseanne Barr, Jimmie Walker, Bob Saget and, of course, Letterman, Leno and Carrey. In fact, Carrey's Showtime series I'm Dying Up Here is inspired by his Comedy Store past, with Melissa Leo essentially playing Mitzi Shore. The Comedy Store released a statement saying Shore, who died after battling Parkinson's Disease, "was an extraordinary businesswoman and decades ahead of her time who cultivated and celebrated the artistry of stand-up comedy. She was also a loving mother, not only to her own four children, but to the myriad of comedians who adored her. She leaves behind an indelible mark and legacy and has helped change the face of comedy. We will all miss her dearly." The Comedy Store was her fifth child. She was, according to Los Angeles Times' Paul Brownfield, "all-powerful, during a remarkably fertile time for stand-up comedy — the 1970s and early '80s — when many of today's comedy stars showed up in L.A. to go onstage at the only place that mattered."
- Son Pauly Shore, Marc Maron, Whitney Cummings pay tribute to Mitzi Shore on Twitter
- The Comedy Store released a star-studded "Thank you Mitzi" video just three days ago
- Kathy Griffin: "Mitzi Shore was a pioneer who gave more comics their start than I can count...I did my first legit comedy gig at the Store"
- Watch David Letterman's The Comedy Store 15-year reunion Top 10 list
- Pauly Shore tweeted his mom's final days -- he took her for her final visit to The Comedy Store on Monday
# TOPICS: Mitzi Shore, Showtime, I’m Dying Up Here, David Letterman, Garry Shandling , Jay Leno, Jim Carrey, Kathy Griffin, Marc Maron, Pauly Shore, Whitney Cummings, The Comedy Store, Obits, Stand-Up Comedy
Posted Friday 3/23/18 at 2:35PM EDT
I'm Dying Up Here gets an official Season 2 trailer
The Jim Carrey-produced series returns May 6.
Posted Thursday 3/15/18 at 3:05PM EDT
Weeds alum Justin Kirk returning to Showtime, joining Jim Carrey in Kidding recurring role
Kirk will reunite with Weeds writer Dave Holstein, the creator of Kidding, playing the boyfriend of Carrey's estranged wife, played by Judy Greer. Kirk starred on eight seasons of Weeds and is coming off of Fox's APB.
Posted Tuesday 2/13/18 at 1:51PM EST
Judy Greer joins Jim Carrey's Showtime comedy Kidding
She'll play the estranged wife of Carrey's kid's TV icon character, Jeff (aka Mr. Pickles).
Posted Thursday 1/04/18 at 2:08PM EST
Frank Langella joins Jim Carrey’s Showtime comedy Kidding
He’ll be a series regular on the comedy about a children’s TV icon named Mr. Pickles, playing the man responsible for making Carrey's children's TV character a hit.
Posted Thursday 12/14/17 at 1:58PM EST
Catherine Keener to star opposite Jim Carrey on Showtime’s Kidding
She joins the half-hour comedy, playing the puppet builder behind the fictional children’s show hosted by Carrey’s character, Mr. Pickles.
Posted Thursday 10/19/17 at 1:48PM EDT
Netflix releases the trailer for the Jim Carrey-Andy Kaufman Man on the Moon documentary
The documentary on Carrey's 1999 film, titled Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – The Story of Jim Carrey & Andy Kaufman Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton, drops on Nov. 17.
Posted Thursday 9/14/17 at 2:43PM EDT
Jim Carrey is returning to TV in Showtime comedy Kidding
Carrey is reuniting with Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind director Michel Gondry for his first regular TV role since In Living Color. He’ll play a former child TV star named Mr. Pickles who, despite being the head of a multimillion-dollar empire, is facing a family crisis. Gondry will direct and Carrey’s I’m Dying Up Here executive producer Michael Aguilar will help produce the series, along with Jason Bateman. “No one inhabits a character like Jim Carrey, and this role – which is like watching Humpty Dumpty after the fall – is going to leave television audiences wondering how they went so long without him,” says Showtime boss David Nevins, who is promising a “magnetic, volcanic and emotional viewing experience.”
Posted Friday 9/08/17 at 5:42PM EDT
I’m Dying Up Here earns a 2nd season
Showtime renewed the Jim Carrey-produced ‘70s standup comedy series despite, as Variety notes, it’s inability to find a “substantial audience.”
Posted Thursday 9/07/17 at 3:13PM EDT
CBS will celebrate The Carol Burnett Show’s 50th anniversary with a star-studded 2-hour special
The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special, airing on Dec. 3 will film on Stage 33 of CBS Television City, the show’s original soundstage. Burnett will reminisce with original cast members Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner. She’ll also be joined by Jim Carrey, Jay Leno, Stephen Colbert, Jane Lynch, Bernadette Peters, Martin Short, Kristin Chenoweth and others.
# TOPICS: CBS, The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special, The Carol Burnett Show, Bernadette Peters, Carol Burnett, Jane Lynch, Jay Leno, Jim Carrey, Kristin Chenoweth, Lyle Waggoner, Martin Short, Stephen Colbert, Vicki Lawrence, Retro TV