Executive produced by Judd Apatow and Pete Holmes, and loosely inspired by Holmes’ personal experiences in standup comedy, Crashing follows an aspiring comic named Pete (Holmes), who finds out his wife Jessica (Lauren Lapkus) is cheating on him, forcing a move to New York to pursue his dream of being a comedian. Thrown into the deep end in a city that’s not for the faint of heart, the formerly sheltered Pete learns some hard lessons about life and comedy, encountering all sorts of stand-up talents along the way, from cynical guru Artie Lange, to outrageous provocateur T.J. Miller, to benevolent motivator Sarah Silverman, and many more. While trying to make ends meet by crashing on other people’s couches (hence the series name), Pete finds goodness in unlikely places, evolving into someone who’s a little more okay with the messiness of life. A love letter to stand-up, Crashing is a series about discovering humour, beauty and grace in the crazy den of thieves that is the NYC comedy scene.
Created by and starring Pete Holmes, this HBO half-hour comedy series follows a stand-up comic whose suburban life unravels, forcing him to reevaluate his priorities amidst the rough-and-tumble NYC comedy scene.