Jim Carrey

The big shift: Suddenly, the comedy capital moved west


Like most comedy acts and comedy careers, "I'm Dying Up Here" has its ups and downs. It's an ambitious attempt to catch the full range of stand-up comedians in 1973 Los Angeles.Jim Carrey, who arrived a decade later, is one of the show's producers; here's the story I sent to papers:

By Mike Hughes

There was a time, 45
years ago, when the comedy capital switched coasts.