Melissa Leo, Sebastian Stan and Clark Duke have joined Showtime’s upcoming comedy “I’m Dying Up Here,” TheWrap has learned.
The series about the stand up comedy scene of the 1970s is executive produced by Jim Carrey. If the pilot is picked up to series, Leo and Duke would appear as series regulars, Stan would guest star.
Leo will play the role of Goldie, a brassy comedy club owner who rules over her business with an iron fist and nurtures her comedians with tough love.
Stan will play Clay “a funny, charming comedian on the rise, who declares irrelevancy as his biggest fear.” Duke will play Larry, a ballsy young comedian from Boston who moves to L.A. with the hopes of making it big.
They join previously announced cast members Ari Graynor, Andrew Santino, RJ Cyler, Erik Griffin and Stephen Guarino.
Dave Flebotte will write and executive produce the series. Carrey will executive produce along with Michael Aguilar, and Christina Wayne for Endemol Shine Studios and Assembly Entertainment.