Showtime has cast Jake Lacy in hour long comedy I’m Dying Up Here.
I’m Dying Up Here is a period comedy set in 70’s LA and follows comedians trying to make a name for themselves. They are mentored by “Goldie” (Melissa Leo), a brassy comedy club owner who rules over her business with an iron fist and nurtures her comedians with tough love.
Lacy will play a stand-up comic who gained some notoriety a few years back by blowing off The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson on the night he was scheduled to appear. His issues with substance abuse and family tragedy inform his comedy as he tries to re-acclimate into the early ‘70s LA comedy scene.