Returning: I’m Dying Up Here

US comedy I’m Dying Up Here is due to return for its second season in mid-May but a first episode will drop with a “sneak peek” his Friday on Stan.

Episode 2 will screen from May 14, same day as the US with new episodes each week.

Created and executive produced by Dave Flebotte and executive produced by Golden Globe winner Jim Carrey and Michael Aguilar, the fictional I’m Dying Up Here explores L.A.’s famed ’70s stand-up comedy scene, with an ensemble cast led by Academy Award winner Melissa Leo (The Fighter) and Ari Graynor.

I’m Dying Up Here delves into the inspired, damaged and complicated psyches of a fictional group of competitive but close-knit comedians mentored by Goldie (Leo), a brassy comedy club owner who rules over her business with an iron fist but nurtures her comedians with tough love.

Based on the non-fiction book of the same name by William Knoedelseder, I’m Dying Up Here takes viewers behind the curtain of the comedy scene that birthed the careers of legends such as Richard Pryor, Robin Williams and David Letterman, showing there’s truly no such thing as an easy laugh. The cast includes Melissa Leo, Ari Graynor, Clark Duke, Michael Angarano, RJ Cyler, Andrew Santino, Erik Griffin, Al Madrigal and Jake Lacy. Jon Daly, Nicole Ari Parker, Xosha Roquemore, Stefania LaVie Owen and Emmy winner Brad Garrett will also recur in season-long arcs.

April 20 with new episodes weekly from May 14.

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