Sebastian Stan, Melissa Leo and Clark Duke have joined the ensemble cast of Showtime’s new dark comedy pilot “I’m Dying Up Here”. Leo and Duke will appear as series regulars, Stan is guest starring.
Set in L.A.’s stand-up comedy scene of the 1970s, the story will delve into the inspired and damaged psyches that inhabit this complex business of making an audience laugh.
Leo will play a brassy comedy club owner who rules over her business with an iron fist, Stan will play a charming comedian on the rise who fears irrelevancy, Duke is a ballsy young comedian from Boston.
The trio join previously-announced cast members Ari Graynor, Andrew Santino, RJ Cyler, Erik Griffin and Stephen Guarino in the series which is executive produced by Dave Flebotte (“Masters of Sex,” “Will & Grace”). Jonathan Levine (“50/50”) will direct the pilot which will shoot this Fall.