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.
Also featured on Crashing are Lauren Lapkus
(HBO’s Animals.) as Pete’s wife, Jessica, and
George Basil (Flaked) as Leif, Jessica’s
lover. 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.