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  • TV-MA
  • 2017
  • 3 Seasons
  • 7.6  (8,409)

In HBO's Crashing, Pete Holmes stars as a struggling comedian named Pete, who is fresh off a divorce and trying to make it in the New York City stand-up scene. The series follows his journey as he crashes on friends' couches and performs at small gigs in hopes of making it big.

One of the show's recurring themes revolves around the idea of finding oneself in the midst of challenging circumstances. We see Pete grappling with the reality of his failed marriage, the financial instability of pursuing a career in comedy and the challenges of living with different people whose lifestyles clash with his own. Throughout the series, we see him develop relationships with various characters who help shape his perspective on life and comedy.

One of the most instrumental characters in Pete's journey is his comedian friend, Artie Lange (played by himself). Artie serves as a mentor and role model for Pete, teaching him the ropes of the comedic world and helping him navigate the ups and downs of life as a struggling artist. His mentorship is also an opportunity for Pete to see the darker side of the industry, including drug addiction and self-destructive behavior.

In addition to Artie, Pete's relationships with other comedians, such as Jamie Lee (played by herself) and George Basil (also playing himself), offer different perspectives on the comedy world and support Pete's growth as both a comedian and an individual. Jamie, for instance, serves as a love interest for Pete and a sounding board for his career aspirations. George, on the other hand, provides a more laid-back perspective on life and encourages Pete to find a work-life balance.

Despite the challenges that Pete faces throughout the series, there is always an underlying sense of hope and optimism that pervades his character. His unwavering belief in himself and his dreams is both endearing and inspiring, and it's easy to become invested in his journey as a viewer.

Overall, Crashing is a witty and heartfelt show that is both a love letter to the world of comedy and an exploration of what it means to find oneself amidst life's challenges. The show offers a unique and authentic look into the stand-up scene, as well as an engaging and relatable story of personal growth and self-discovery. Whether you're a fan of comedy, drama, or just good television, Crashing is definitely worth checking out.

Crashing is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (26 episodes). The series first aired on February 19, 2017.

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Crashing, Seasons 1 & 2 Catch-Up
12. Crashing, Seasons 1 & 2 Catch-Up
April 1, 2019
Revisit all the laughs (stand-up and otherwise) with Pete Holmes in the first two seasons of the comedy series 'Crashing.'
Crashing, Season 3 Invitation to the Set
11. Crashing, Season 3 Invitation to the Set
April 1, 2019
Visit with the cast and crew of 'Crashing' on the set of Season 3.
8. Mulaney
March 10, 2019
Pete jumps at the opportunity of a lifetime to open for John Mulaney at New York's Town Hall, but the gig leaves him in an awkward situation.
The Christian Tour
7. The Christian Tour
March 3, 2019
While enjoying the perks of being on a Christian comedy tour, Pete feels busted when he runs into NY Cellar comic Jessica Kirson in Charleston. After ghosting Kat while on the road, Pete finally sits down to talk about their relationship.
The Viewing Party
6. The Viewing Party
February 24, 2019
Pete and Kat attend a viewing party for Ali's late-night spot on Seth Meyers' show. Tensions mount as Ali is nervous about how her set went and Kat becomes jealous of Pete's friendship with his ex.
Mom and Kat
5. Mom and Kat
February 17, 2019
During a tour stop, Pete pays a visit to his parents and introduces them to Kat, who notices the uncomfortably close relationship he has with his overbearing mom. As he tries to keep the peace, Pete grows increasingly trapped between the two most important women in his life.
MC, Middle, Headliner
4. MC, Middle, Headliner
February 10, 2019
Pete travels to New Jersey with Jason to do a weekend of shows at a big corporate comedy club and is surprised to find Ali, his ex, staying with them at the comedy condo. Jason's misogynistic act and point of view cause Pete to question his path in comedy.
The Secret
3. The Secret
February 3, 2019
Pete falls headfirst into a relationship with a new girlfriend, Kat, who encourages him to be more aggressive in his career. On the night of their three-week anniversary, things amp up after a visit to a sex shop and a comedy show that morphs into a night all about Pete.
The Temple Gig
2. The Temple Gig
January 27, 2019
Pete takes a gig at a synagogue show and spends the day with a woman who encourages him to live in the moment.
1. Jaboukie
January 20, 2019
As his successful two-month college comedy tour comes to an end, Pete (Pete Holmes), donning a new look and confidence to match, takes a college-age aspiring comedian, Jaboukie (Jaboukie Young-White), under his wing. But Pete's return to New York finds him having an awkward reunion and a big audition at the Comedy Cellar that could change everything.
Where to Watch Crashing
Crashing is available for streaming on the HBO website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Crashing on demand at Max, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu, HBO NOW and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    February 19, 2017
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (8,409)