In June 2014, comedian Pete Holmes’ TBS talk show “The Pete Holmes Show” was cancelled after just nine months on the air. But now, Holmes is set to make a comeback with a new stand-up special and a half-hour sitcom, executive produced by Judd Apatow. His new series “Crashing” follows a young comedian (Holmes) whose wife (Lauren Lapkus) abruptly leaves him for an Italian boxer. Holmes wrote the pilot and it will be directed by Apatow. Watch a sneak peek trailer from the series below.
Holmes has performed stand-up for over ten years. He has appeared on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” and “John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show,” and has previously performed a half-hour “Comedy Central Presents” special as well an hour-long special entitled “Pete Holmes: Nice Try, the Devil!” Holmes has also written for sitcoms like “Outsourced” and “I Hate My Teenage Daughter,” and had a recurring role on the animated series “Ugly Americans.” He also currently stars in the web series “Fantasy Hospital” alongside Kunal Nayyar (“The Big Bang Theory”) and Emma Caulfield (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”).
“Crashing” will premiere on February 19 only on HBO. His new stand-up special “Pete Holmes: Faces and Sounds” was taped at the Vic Theatre in Chicago and will premiere on December 3 at 10 p.m. ET on HBO.