S1:E1 Pilot

Original Air Date: Jun 3, 2017

The stand-ups at L.A.'s primo comedy club, run by the formidable Goldie, react to rising star Clay Appuzzo's big appearance on 'The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson' in unexpected ways. Comics Cassie and Bill are most affected. Eager to join L.A.'s burgeoning comedy scene, Boston transplants Eddie and Ron are surprised by their unorthodox accommodations and young up-and-comer Adam is forced into a compromising situation by his manager Carl. Series premiere.


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S1:E1 Promo (:30)

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Sneak Peek: Let Us In On The Joke

S1:E1 Preview Scene (:51)

Sneak Peek: Let Us In On The Joke

Sneak Peek: The Main Room

S1:E1 Preview Scene (1:43)

Sneak Peek: The Main Room

"It’s no surprise that the headliner on this bill — Melissa Leo — frequently electrifies the scenes devoted to her character, comedy club owner Goldie. Leo brings bracing depth and emotional nuance to the role of the iron-fisted entrepreneur, who could make or break a comic’s career."


"...I found myself returning to I’m Dying Up Here for a simple reason: It’s a good hang. The show captures the peculiar tense camaraderie and striving oneupmanship of young comedians."

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Music from this episode
"It Ain't Easy"
David Bowie
"Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get"
The Dramatics
"It's So Profound"
Jim Ransom
"Whammer Jammer"
J. Geils Band
"Sleep A Million Years"
Kathy Heideman
"People Gotta Love One Another"
The Movin' Morfomen
"The Calvary Cross"
Richard and Linda Thompson
"It's Your Thing"
The Isley Brothers
"It's Your Thing"
Grant Green
"Strawberry Letter 23"
Shuggie Otis
"Gimme Danger"
Iggy and The Stooges
"It Don't Come Easy"
Ringo Starr

2 Seasons, 20 Episodes

  • Season 2

    Pursuing your dreams isn't easy, but what happens once you get what you thought you wanted? The dysfunctional family of comedians at Goldie's feels the stress as golden opportunities come for some but not for others.

    Season 2
  • Season 1

    At Goldie's on the Sunset Strip, a group of up-and-coming comedians work on their stand-up craft. They find new rivals, but they also find family. When one of them makes it, they all make it and when they fail, they fail together.

    Season 1

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