JIM Carrey is one of the producers for I’m Dying Up Here, Showtime’s examination of the comedy world of the 1970s, when comics like him were climbing up through the ranks.
“For a very long time, I have wanted to do something about this era,” says Carrey.
“I have the greatest respect and love and admiration for the people whose ministry it is to free the world from concern. And I think it’s really important to recognise it.
“And at that time, there was a beam that could catapult people to the stars, and that was The Tonight Show.
“And we all came out and gathered around the heat of that and were hoping for the best. But I had so many incredible experiences. I’m lucky to be alive really, but I had so many unbelievable experiences and wonderful circumstances.”
Two of the comics in the show lived in a closet. Carrey says he did that too.
“I lived in a closet when I first came to Los Angeles. I met somebody at the Improv who said they had a room, and it turned out to be a closet.
“So for the first year or so I was in LA, I lived in that closet. So that’s a really great thing for me.” – Tribune News Service
Actress Ari Graynor and executive producer Carrey at the after party for the premiere of I’m Dying Up Here .—AFP