Pete Holmes’ last foray into TV, the late-night TBS talk show “The Pete Holmes Show,” ended in 2014 after just one season. Now, the comedian is back in his first half-hour comedy with HBO’s “Crashing.”
Created by Holmes and executive produced by Judd Apatow, the series follows the tradition of Louie C.K., Larry David, and other comedians playing different versions of themselves. “Crashing” centers around a New York comic named Pete who’s forced to make a new start after his wife leaves him. The new trailer shows his unsuccessful efforts at promoting a comedy club and trying to make some cash.
The clip also features cameos from T.J. Miller and Sarah Silverman, who asks him how he makes a living and if he’s homeless.
“I’m kind of in between jobs, staying on couches,” Pete says in the trailer.
“So you’re homeless? I can’t, that’s so sad,” Silverman replies.
The cast is rounded out by Artie Lang and Lauren Lapkus as Jess, Pete’s ex-wife. The comedy will be joining HBO’s winter lineup that also includes “Big Little Lies,” “The Young Pope,” and the final season of “Girls.”
“Crashing” premieres February 19 at 10:30 p.m. Check out the trailer below.