Though he’s gone on to be successful, Carrey admitted that it didn’t necessarily start out that way.
“It's a series of little explosions of excitement and really, really hard times,” he said. “Some nights I'd go to the store and I'd be a king and everybody would revere what I did on stage, and the next night I would be experimenting and bomb so badly that I would have to crawl under the piano for the next four acts and close the lid on myself. It was insane.”
Carrey added that there are moments from his own life that are sprinkled into the show “from living in a closet to waking up the first morning in my new house to a girl cooking bacon with no pants on.”
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“There's little pieces of me in each character, and it's really gratifying to see it,” he said. “I'm very proud to be the one to kind of bring this era to light.”
Carrey also opened up about comedian Kathy Griffin’s
recent controversial photo shoot. To hear his thoughts, watch the clip below.
I’m Dying Up Here
premieres June 4 at 10 p.m. ET on Showtime.