Day: July 6, 2018

Dave Flebotte talks inside comedy baseball of his Showtime series with Jim Carrey, “I’m Dying Up Here”

I’m Dying Up Here almost didn’t survive to a second season. Dave Flebotte, who with Jim Carrey created the Showtime adaptation of William Knoedelseder’s best-seller about The Comedy Store in the 1970s, told me over the phone last week that when Showtime gave them “a month to come up with what we would do in a second season,” they explored options before deciding “we wanted to do a time jump, so it wasn’t everybody trying to get out from under the rock.” They also introduced two new main characters. Brad Garrett’s Roy Martin is “the Rodney Dangerfield kind of guy, who...

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Listen to and read Doug Stanhope deliver eulogies for Sean Rouse

Doug Stanhope, who booked the late Sean Rouse on his Unbookables tour and captured it for a documentary, has written a beautiful eulogy to his friend over at Vulture. GO READ IT. If reading proves too difficult for you, for whatever reason, then you can listen to Stanhope along with pals Mat Becker, Chad Shank, bingo and Ggreg Chaille “to share the many stories compiled over the years knowing someone as unique, daring, and funny as Sean...

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