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      Season 1 – Crashing

      2017 Comedy List
      90% 39 Reviews Tomatometer 84% 100+ Ratings Audience Score Sheltered suburbanite Pete dreams of a big-city career in comedy, but his wife, Jessica, has other ideas. Childhood sweethearts no more after he finds her in an uncompromising position with another man, Pete is suddenly homeless and frantically re-evaluating his priorities. As he attempts to find comfort in the rough-and-tumble New York comedy scene, the aspiring funny man bunks on other people's couches while learning hard lessons about life and himself. Created by and starring Pete Holmes, with Judd Apatow as a co-executive producer, "Crashing" draws on Holmes' own experiences as a comedian, presenting an inside look at the fickle world of stand-up comedy. Read More Read Less Watch on Vudu Premiered Feb 05 Buy Now

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      The refreshingly goofy Crashing embraces a measured positivity and an overall sweetness that sets it apart from its more sardonic contemporaries.

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      Episode 1 Aired Feb 19, 2017 Artie Lange An aspiring comic finds himself without a home after he catches his wife in a compromising position; Pete attempts to find solace at a New York comedy club, where he befriends cynical comedy legend Artie Lange. Details Episode 2 Aired Feb 26, 2017 The Road Pete wallows in his new reality; Artie offers to let Pete be his opening act in exchange for a ride to Albany; Pete meets co-headliner T.J. Miller and attempts to save Artie from breaking his sobriety. Details Episode 3 Aired Mar 5, 2017 Yard Sale While staying at T.J. Miller's place, Pete witnesses a comic who is unable to "turn it off"; Pete and T.J. travel upstate for his wife's yard sale; Pete unexpectedly teams up with Leif to get back a prized possession; Jess voices her true feelings. Details Episode 4 Aired Mar 12, 2017 Barking In an effort to get stage time, Pete spends the night handing out fliers for a comedy club; while on the streets of New York, Pete encounters disinterested locals, befriends up-and-coming comics, engages in a turf war and gets a pep talk. Details Episode 5 Aired Mar 19, 2017 Parents When Pete's parents decide to come to New York for his mother's birthday, Pete begs Jess to come along and keep up the charade of their marriage; Pete faces a turning point. Details Episode 6 Aired Mar 26, 2017 Warm-Up Artie Lange invites Pete to be a guest on his podcast; Pete meets Sarah Silverman, who takes pity on him and invites him to stay with her and her collection of stray comedians; Pete is presented with a job opportunity. Details Episode 7 Aired Apr 2, 2017 Julie Pete's high from his new warm-up gig on Rachael Ray's show is interrupted by an unexpected visit from Leif's wife, who pulls him back into the chaos of his separation from Jess. Details Episode 8 Aired Apr 9, 2017 The Baptism Artie tags along with Pete to a baptism; Artie gets insight into religion and God from a woman; Pete runs into Jess, which makes him question how much he is willing to sacrifice for a life in comedy. Details

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      Neal Justin Minneapolis Star Tribune The Big Apple may not need another struggling comedian. But TV could sure use a guy like Holmes. Rated: 3.5/4 Mar 24, 2020 Full Review Mark Gibbings-Jones Guardian Despite initial suspicions of a Louie rehash, this uncompromising take on NY's comedy scene is a must for students of standup. Mar 24, 2020 Full Review Karl Quinn Sydney Morning Herald Comedy is a road littered with the corpses of fallen jokes, undetonated punch lines, cruel indifference. Crashing steers us along it, guided by Leif's sage, if rather naked, advice: "This is a nightmare, but it doesn't have to be." Mar 24, 2020 Full Review Avery McWilliams Birth.Movies.Death. We cringe as we watch Pete's innocence pitted against the experienced vets of comedy... But as of right now, it's wonderful to witness the bittersweet struggle through his own mess in hopes that he will ultimately discover his own personal happiness. Mar 24, 2020 Full Review Seth Simons Paste Magazine It's a problem that Pete has no deeper point of view because Crashing asks us to believe that his love of the art is so powerful it could a) destroy his life and b) give him a reason to crawl out of the wreckage. But Pete doesn't stand for anything. Mar 24, 2020 Full Review Ken Tucker Yahoo! TV Crashing has a nice, shaggy-dog-story rhythm to its plots... This is the kind of show that's not going to make the big pop-culture impact of the series that precedes it -- Girls -- but it's a worthy dispenser of pleasure. Mar 24, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      merance a Sweet and funny show without being saccharin. You can't help but root for the naive lead character as he learns about life and himself while trying to become a professional comedian. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/08/23 Full Review Audience Member Had a great start and I loved the episodes with TJ Miller. However, the premise is the main character jumps from one chance to another and spins in circles trying to hustle in the competitive environment of comedians like I just learned. The season finale is a letdown for me and makes me realize the last 2-3 episodes aren't didn't leave me with anything worth remembering. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member One of my favorite series. Pete's journey is engaging, interesting, and littered with some of my favorite comics. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member FAntastic Series...and Season 2 is even better! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member This show is funny, but the first season is a little strange, because Pete grows very slowly. This show is awkward, cringy and pretty funny. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Fantastic, well thought out and executed show.... currently one of my favorite tv shows. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a review

      Season Info

      Judd Apatow, Ryan McFaul, Jeff Schaffer, Chris Kelly
      Executive Producer
      Judd Apatow, Pete Holmes
      Pete Holmes, Judd Apatow, Oren Brimer, Eric Slovin, Judah Miller, Beth Stelling, Patrick Walsh
      Original Language
      Release Date
      Feb 19, 2017