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  • Summary: The second season of the dark comedy series about a comedy club in the 1970s will explore issues such as indecency, gender and race.
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Drama
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  1. Reviewed by: Ben Travers
    May 7, 2018
    50
    I’m Dying Up Here is stuck on a dead stage, trying out any material it can and failing to pursue the few parts that deserve further exploration. Between a few moving dramatic moments (Ralph, played by Erik Griffin, is underutilized), a few too many crass jokes about women (Clark Duke’s Ron, who performs on “Soul Train,” is really out of place this year), and a few too many familiar story beats, it’s time to pull the cord on this cold mic.
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  1. Jun 20, 2018
    9
    Just watched season 2, episode 6. Fantastic.

    Many story arcs reached their zenith and were all handled with a deft hand. Biting bravados
    Just watched season 2, episode 6. Fantastic.

    Many story arcs reached their zenith and were all handled with a deft hand. Biting bravados displayed on stage and in group post game debriefs were lowered in natural one-to-ones, just enough to let a few trickles of honesty and emotion flow over. Then raised again just as quickly to stem the bleeding and return to the wit-sparring comics no doubt lean on to stay in shape.

    For mine, there’s been a _little_ padding in the lead up episodes, but overall the payoffs have been well worth the investment. A lot to like… very much looking forward to the remaining episodes. Season 3 please!
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