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‘I’m Dying Up Here’ shows serious price of comedy stardom

The death of Comedy Store matriarch Mitzi Shore last month adds a nostalgic hook to the return of “I’m Dying Up Here,” the fictionalized Showtime drama inspired by the famed club and those who passed through it on the road to stardom. But perhaps a more poignant thread focuses on toxic aspects of success and self-destructive behavior by comedians who “made it,” many of whom have died too young.

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