I’m Dying up Here

Showtime | 10:00 pm

"Dying is easy. Comedy is hard." Set against the backdrop of the vibrant ’70s comedy scene in Los Angeles, this new drama series explores that axiom through the complex psyches of aspiring (and fictional) young stand-up comics as they try to break into the business. In the "Pilot," a comic’s spot on Johnny Carson’s "Tonight Show" prompts a big reaction from his peers. Melissa Leo, Michael Angarano, Ari Graynor, Clark Duke and Andrew Santino also star.