Jim Carrey’s hour long project, “I’m Dying Up Here’, set in the 1970s comedy scene, has landed a pilot order at Showtime.
Showtime president David Nevins is expected to make the official announcement next week, reported Variety.
The 53-year-old Jim Carrey serves as an executive producer on the dark comedy along with former standup comedian Dave Flebotte who penned the pilot, which is based on William Knoedelseder’s novel of the same name.
Exploring the famous Hollywood comedy clubs of the ’70s the pilot will explore the golden era of Los Angeles stand-up comics, when a lot of today’s most-admired comedians began their career.
“The 1970s LA comedy scene gave rise to some of the biggest and most influential performers of the last half-century. Who better than Jim Carrey and Dave Flebotte, who were both there, to tell the story of that special era along with the complicated and talented performers that dared to grab an open mic,” Nevins said.
Jonathan Levine of “Warm Bodies” will direct the pilot.