Recog­nis­ing co­me­di­ans

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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

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