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Ep. 15: Break out the Bell-Bottoms! Showtime’s new ‘I’m Dying Up Here’ has Arrived

June 11th, 2017

Bell bottoms... Check. Porn stache. Check. Wretched excess? CHECK! Anthony Venutolo gives his quick impressions of the new Showtime period drama "I'm Dying Up Here," which takes a deep dive into the gritty stand-up comedy scene of the seventies. Based on the book "I'm Dying Up Here: Heartbreak and High Times in Standup Comedy's Golden Age" by William Knoedelseder and executive produced by Jim Carrey, the show is chock-full of period detail and boasts a stellar cast that includes the terrific Melissa Leo, Robert Forster, Cathy Moriarty, Alfred Molina and Ari Graynor. But does it deliver? Anthony explains...

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