Rent I'm Dying Up Here: Series 1 (2017)

3.8 of 5 from 52 ratings
9h 42min
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From executive producer Jim Carrey and based on the bestselling book by William Knoedelseder, 'I'm Dying Up Here' explores the struggles of "making it big" in the 1970's L.A. comedy scene. Every night, a group of young, up-and-coming comedians wait their turn to perform at Goldie's, the hottest stand-up club in Hollywood. But first they'll have to win over club owner Goldie, who rules the Sunset Strip with an iron fist. For them, stand-up is a drug and they're willing to sacrifice everything to get their fix.
Including all 10 witty and sharp episodes and featuring Academy Award winner Melissa Leo (The Fighter), Ari Graynor (The Disaster Artist), Clark Duke (Hot Tub Time Machine 2) and Michael Angarano (Almost Famous, The Knick).
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Jeff Shakoor
David Flebotte, Jim Carrey
David Flebotte, Jim Carrey, William Knoedelseder, Justin Hillian, Cindy Chupack, Al Madrigal, Jerron Horton, Dave Holstein, Jeff Shakoor, Cindy Caponera, Martin Weiss, Alex Herschlag
Paramount Home Entertainment
TV Comedies, TV Dramas
Release Date:
Run Time:
582 minutes
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following episodes:
1. Pilot
2. Midnight Special
3. The Cost of a Free Buffet
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following episodes:
4. Sugar and Spice
5. The Return
6. Girls Are Funny, Too
7. My Rifle, My Pony and Me
Disc 3:
This disc includes the following episodes:
8. The Unbelievable Power of Believing
9. Lingchi
10. Creative Indifferences

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Reviews (1) of I'm Dying Up Here: Series 1

Dark and Addictive But... - I'm Dying Up Here: Series 1 review by LS

Spoiler Alert

I'm a big fan of the original book by William Knoedelseder and this at best is a loose, and entirely fictional adaption. I love documentaries and perhaps a bit disappointed this wasn't.

At first I found the slower pace and dark themes somewhat offputing, but got drawn in after watching the first episode. The period costumes and facial hair were amusing and you find yourself rooting for the comics to get the Carson couch.

Perhaps the most engaging and addictive things about watching this film are the easter eggs of fact and the puzzle of what elements from the actual people are placed in the stories of the fictional characters. There are no one-to-one correlations; it's very much mix and match. Each character says and does myriad things plucked here and there from actual comedians documented in William Knoedelseder's book. For those that read the book or were fans of standup comedy of the time will have fun guessing which morsel of reality ends up in which character's story.

One big gotcha - the series is listed as the entire season but the discs of the multi-disc set are sent out individually and each counts a credit out of your subscription level, so be prepared to watch only 3 episodes at a time.

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