Season two of Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here further delves into the inspired, damaged and complicated psyches of a fictional group of competitive, close-knit comedians mentored by Goldie (Melissa Leo), a brassy comedy club owner who rules over her business with an iron fist but nurtures her comedians with tough love.

Based on the non-fiction book of the same name by William Knoedelseder, I’m Dying Up Here takes viewers behind the curtains of the 1970s Los Angeles stand-up scene that birthed the careers of such legens as Richard Pryor, Robin Williams and David Letterman.

The cast includes Ari Graynor, Clark Duke, Michael Angarano, RJ Cyler, Andrew Santino, Erik Griffin, Al Madrigal and Jake Lacy. Jon Daly, Nicole Ari Parker, Xosha Roquemore, Stefania LaVie Owen and Brad Garrett also recur in season-long arcs.

The series is created and executive produced by Dave Flebotte and executive produced by Jim Carrey and Michael Aguilar, along with Cindy Chupack, Adam Davidson and Endemol Shine Studios.

The 10-episode season premieres May 6 at 10 p.m.

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