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I’m Dying Up Here takes the stage tonight and wows!
June 4th, 2017 under Showtime. [ Comments: none ]


Before Jay Leno and David Letterman had their own talk shows. Before Robin Williams and Garry Shandling had their own sitcoms. They were performing at the few comedy clubs in Los Angeles just for the chance to be on The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson and then being invited to sit on the couch. There was no Comedy Central nor Live at The Improv, so they didn’t have the opportunities they have now.

I’m Dying Up Here on Showtime at 10p is the story of comedians in Los Angeles during the mid-’70s trying to break it. They wanted to be the next Richard Pryor or George Carlin. Before they could do that, they all had to get past Goldie (Melissa Leo). She owns the hottest comedy club and she controlled their careers. You would start in The Cellar, then if she liked you she moved you up to the Open Mic Night. When she felt you were ready, she would move you to the Main Room. Just because you got the Main Room didn’t mean you would get a good time. It was all a game for no pay, but that didn’t matter as long as they had a willing audience who would laugh at their jokes.

Some nights they were a hit, some night they were not. But every night they had each other. There is Ron (Clark Duke) and Eddie (Michael Angarano), who just flew in from Boston and they are sharing a closet for $60 a month because that is all they can afford. They aren’t the only ones stuck in The Cellar, so is Adam (RJ Cyler). He gets a break from Goldie that moves him up. Cassie (Ari Graynor) is the only female, and they see her as a woman they are no longer interested in (as in sexually) as compared to being a woman. She has the most to prove and Goldie doesn’t care that she is a woman. Cassie is dating Bill (Andrew Santino), and he has his anger issues. Finally, there is Sully (Stephen Guarino), he is the furthest one of them all. He is a new dad and he desperately needs money. But he wants to be a comedian and there is no pay.

They are all living the dream in Hollywood during the ’70s and sometimes it can really be a nightmare. I’m Dying Up Here really catches that era and the struggling comedians of that time. If you love going to comedy clubs, then you are going to love the story before they take the stage.

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Sherilyn Fenn has a good reason for missing the Twin Peaks premiere
May 20th, 2017 under Showtime, Sick Bay. [ Comments: none ]


Yesterday, was the premiere for Showtime’s revival of Twin Peaks and someone was missing. That person is Sherilyn Fenn and she explained why she wasn’t there. Audrey Home was not stuck at home, instead she said on Twitter, “SICK IN HE HOSPITAL: the ONLY reason I missed the premiere last night🍒💔🍒💔🍒” She did not say what is ailing her, but I hope she is home like her character’s last name and feeling better in no time.

If she is not back in her bed by tomorrow night at 9p, then hopefully her hospital gets Showtime so she can find out what is happening in Twin Peaks after a quarter of a century.

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Showtime drops the mic on Roadies
September 17th, 2016 under Showtime. [ Comments: none ]


Just weeks after Roadies ended its first season run, Cameron Crowe announced that their time on the road was over. I had high hopes for the music drama, but they found a way to make life on the road with a band boring. I didn’t know it was possible, but it is. Thus, why I doubt anyone is surprised that the show was cancelled.

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Roll the Dice on Andrew Dice Clay
April 10th, 2016 under Showtime. [ Comments: none ]


Back in the late ’80s Andrew Dice Clay was one of the biggest comedians on the circuit. That was then, this now. Now the foul mouthed comedian has moved from Brooklyn to Vegas with his girlfriend Carmen (Natasha Leggero) and he’s trying to reclaim what was once his on Dice tonight at 9:30p on Showtime.
On tonight’s season premiere his girlfriend’s brother is getting married to his boyfriend and they can’t stand Dice. To makes matters worse for him, there is a cursed Elvis Presley impersonator (Peter Dobson) who is bringing him nothing but bad luck. What happens when the two of them collide?
Next week, Adrien Brody studies him so that he can macho like the Diceman. Only problem is he takes shadowing him to a whole new level of creepiness.
The following week, he is cast in a series of commercials with some of Vegas’ biggest names and he thinks he knows the hierarchy of performers there. Which winds up working against him in a very funny way.
Then on the next episode, he finds out his girlfriend’s ex-husband is still paying her alimony. That hurts his manhood, so he decides to get a job. The good news is he gets one, but the bad news is something you have to see to believe.
Finally, we get to meet his sons. They want to be musicians and get an agent (Adam Campbell) who hates Dice. He comes up with a plan to get scare the agent and it backfires big time.
On the season finale, an old friend of Dice’s comes to visit him. This friend wants revenge on Dice and plans on doing that by taking his friends away from him. Will it work?
Andrew Dice Clay is in on the joke of this show and because of that it works brilliantly, oh! Seriously, Dice has a good chance of bringing Dice back into the spotlight again. So tune into watch him climb his way back into the spotlight.
In the mood to binge watch Dice, then you can. All 6 episodes are available on the Showtime app and OnDemand now.

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Gigolos is back at work on their backs!
December 3rd, 2015 under Showtime. [ Comments: none ]


Even though Showtime doesn’t want to admit it, Gigolos is their most addictive show. Yet for some reason they ignore this exciting docuseries.
Well Brace yourselves because it is cuming, I mean coming, back on March 17 and I can’t wait. You never who and how or what they are going to get themselves into and that is why we keep tuning in.

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