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Posted Wednesday 8/15/18 at 2:13PM EDT
Don't call Jim Carrey Showtime Kidding series a comeback to show business
"I'm not back in the same way," the 56-year-old Carrey says in a Hollywood Reporter profile. "I don't feel I'm little Jim trying to hang on to a place in the stratosphere anymore — I don't feel like I'm trying to hold on to anything."
Posted Tuesday 8/07/18 at 4:22AM EDT
Jim Carrey says of Showtime's Kidding: "there’s definitely something in this piece that calls to me"
“The search for identity is a theme that’s always been attractive to me,” Carrey said of playing an iconic children's TV host who is troubled in real life.
Posted Monday 8/06/18 at 6:42PM EDT
Jim Carrey's Kidding unveils its official trailer
Watch Carrey play a kids' TV icon named Mr. Pickles who is suffering from a real-life crisis. Kidding premieres on Showtime on Sept. 9.
Posted Tuesday 6/12/18 at 1:37PM EDT
Tara Lipinski to play herself on Jim Carrey's Kidding
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The NBC figure skating commentator and gold medal-winning ice skater will appear in multiple episodes of the Showtime comedy. Lipinski last played herself on a 2016 episode of NBC's Superstore.
Posted Thursday 6/07/18 at 5:41PM EDT
Showtime unveils Jim Carrey's Kidding official trailer
Kidding stars Carrey, Catherine Keener and Judy Greer as a Mister Rogers-like kids' TV icon named Mr. Pickles whose personal life in shambles. The Showtime comedy debuts on Sept. 9 after the season premiere of Shameless.
Posted Wednesday 6/06/18 at 6:44PM EDT
Check out long-haired Jim Carrey in his Showtime Kidding role
Carrey plays a beloved kids' TV host named Mr. Pickles who's experiencing a personal crisis.
Posted Tuesday 6/05/18 at 10:48PM EDT
The Truman Show turns 20: It predicted TV's future in a number of ways -- not just reality TV
The 1998 Jim Carrey-starring film directed by Peter Weir accurately predicted the future of TV, from the reality TV explosion of the early 2000s to "after-shows" like Talking Dead to the 24-hour news cycle becoming the norm. ALSO: In a lot of ways, The Truman Show is a charmingly anachronistic film.
Posted Friday 5/04/18 at 10:26PM EDT
I'm Dying Up Here feels like it's dying in Season 2
Source: Entertainment Weekly
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 Dumb and Dumber 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
Source: Los Angeles Times
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
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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.