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Crashing, Seasons 1 & 2 Catch-Up
Revisit all the laughs (stand-up and otherwise) with Pete Holmes in the first two seasons of the comedy series 'Crashing.

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Crashing, Season 3 Invitation to the Set
Visit with the cast and crew of 'Crashing' on the set of Season 3.

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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.

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The Christian Tour
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.

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The Viewing Party
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.

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Mom and Kat
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.

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MC, Middle, Headliner
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.

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The Secret
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.

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The Temple Gig
Pete takes a gig at a synagogue show and spends the day with a woman who encourages him to live in the moment.

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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.

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Crashing is a delightfully refreshing American comedy series that aired on HBO for three seasons from 2017 until 2019. This underappreciated gem was created by and stars comedian Pete Holmes, forming a budding niche element of comedy that appeals to a large, diverse, audience. Drawing significantly from Holmes’ own life experiences in stand-up comedy, Crashing provides an inside look at the journey of making it in the world's most brutal arena, the stand-up comedy scene of New York City. The story of Crashing revolves around Pete, a good-natured but somewhat obtuse comedian. When he discovers his wife cheating on him, his entire life crumbles, leaving him with no other alternative but to dive headfirst into the hostile and demanding New York stand-up comedy scene for salvation. Without any place to live, Pete is forced to crash on the couches of some of the city’s top comics, adding the term "crashing" an additional layer of meaning that extends beyond its comic undertone. Throughout the series, Pete's character experiences trials and tribulations that would break an average person, but he maintains his resilience, consistently drawing on these experiences as fodder for his comedy. At the same time, Pete slowly begins to discover himself better, understanding his strengths, weaknesses, perspectives on relationships, his stand-up comedy career, and, most importantly, his personal beliefs. Crashing relies heavily on laudable writing, incorporating Pete’s actual life experiences on stage as well as off it. The underlying thread of how stand-up comedy serves as a coping mechanism for Pete's personal life crisis feels authentic rather than contrived, adding depth to the humor laced within the narrative. The series provides an appealing mix of clever banter, sharp dialogue, self-deprecating humor, and genuine warmth. While the series doesn't shy away from depicting the harsh realities of starting a career in stand-up comedy, it's this authenticity, coupled with charming performances and intelligent writing, that makes Crashing an intriguing watch. Viewers are taken on a journey through open-mic nights, living on friends' couches, navigating through awkward social situations, engaging with distractors, dealing with failed gigs and small victories, thus, painting a comprehensive picture of what it's like to enter the world of stand-up comedy. Complementary to Holmes’ performance is a supporting cast that adds depth and variety to the series. From Artie Lange, the gruff but lovably flawed comedian to the perfectly cast Jamie Lee as Pete's comedy mentor and love interest, Alicia, their performances are consistently engaging adding further layers to the depth and dynamism of the series. Crashing also endeavors to include notable real-life comedians including Sarah Silverman, John Mulaney, and Dave Attell, among others who appear in various cameos and extended roles, providing an invaluable sense of authenticity to Pete's world. A large part of Crashing's appeal lies in its unique ability to balance humor with heart. While the show is undoubtedly funny, it also delves into deeper themes of identity, morality, faith, and the constant struggle between success and compromise. Despite living in a world often characterized by cynicism and sarcasm, Pete's optimistic outlook on life never wavers. Crashing also piques curiosity about life’s social, moral and spiritual dilemmas – particularly among millennials – by examining them through the prisms of faith, love, and professional ambition. It delves into cognitive dissonance by pitting its main character's staunch Christian background against the harsh realities of the stand-up comedy world's relentless cynicism. Visually, Crashing presents New York City as a tough but vibrant, energizing place that can be both rewarding and unforgiving. It captures the city's unique energy, giving the audience a realistic sense of the city's cut-throat comedy scene. Crashing is a series that does not simply make you laugh, but makes you feel, question, judge, and introspect. It's a story of resilience, personal growth, and the relentless pursuit of a dream, even when the odds seem increasingly against it. Boasting a compelling story, a charismatic cast, and a heartfelt journey of self-discovery, Crashing is a love letter to stand-up comedy that deserves your attention.

Crashing is a series categorized as a now streaming. Spanning 3 seasons with a total of 26 episodes, the show debuted on 2017. The series has earned a moderate reviews from both critics and viewers. The IMDb score stands at 7.6.

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