Advertisements New comedy drama on Showtime. It's about the standup comedy scene in Los Angeles in the 1970s. From AVClub: Reviews were mixed, I thought it was good enough to keep watching. I can see why the reviews are not glowing, there are some shortcomings. First, the comedy they show us isn't very funny; shouldn't these budding comedians have some great stuff? I thought Melissa Leo was a little too over-the-top, full of platitudes and hoary old sayings every time she turned around. And was she channeling Helen Hunt? And there was the usual "life on the line, character throws a Hail Mary" scene. When Cassie got on stage at the end, wasn't it predetermined she'd have a killer routine? I also could do without a suicide in the pilot. Although it was needed to set up the story, it just seems dark to open with it. Loved the two guys from back east, without a penny to their name. And what the heck was that scene with the priests and the black comedian?!? Having said all that, it has some bright moments. They introduced a *lot* of characters, so as we get to know them, the story should turn for the better. I'll watch another one and see.