Pete Holmes Teams Up with Judd Apatow for New HBO Comedy Series “Crashing”


Some of you may know Pete Holmes from his podcast You Made It Weird or his somewhat short lived talk show on TBS. Others may know him strictly from his stand-up but any way you slice it he is a successful comedian and that didn’t come with out sacrifice and hard work.

His new comedy series Crashing on HBO puts on display the life of a comedian working his way up in the business and the struggles that can sometimes come with it. Not only do I love Holmes’ humor but the cast they have assembled for the series is amazing! Also featured on Crashing are Lauren Lapkus (HBO’s Animals.) as Pete’s wife, Jessica, and George Basil (Flaked) as Leif, Jessica’s lover, Henry Zebrowski and Jay Oakerson. Among the notables appearing as versions of themselves on the show are Dave Attell, Hannibal Buress, Artie Lange, T.J. Miller, Jim Norton, Rachael Ray and Sarah Silverman.

“I’m excited to bring that level of desperation to the screen, maybe for the first time” Holmes said in the featurette for the HBO comedy series.

Check out the “Art of Crashing” below and hear from comedians like Artie Lange, Henry Zebrowski and more about their early years of doing stand-up and the sacrifices they all made (and continue to make.)

Pete is a sheltered suburbanite who is married to his childhood sweetheart and dreams of making it as a stand-up comedian. But when he finds out his wife is cheating on him, Pete’s world unravels, forcing him to reevaluate his priorities. Pete flees to the New York comedy scene, where he crashes on other people’s couches, learning hard lessons about life and himself in the process.

Starring Pete Holmes and executive produced by Holmes and Judd Apatow, the comedy series Crashing draws on Holmes’ own experiences as a comedian, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the unpredictable world of stand-up comedy. Apatow also directs the first and eighth episode of the series.

You can catch the first episode of Crashing, February 19th at 10:30 PM on HBO or on the HBOGo App.

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