Get ready for a new season of Crashing coming in January. Starring Pete Holmes, Artie Lange and Jamie Lee. Comedy guests this season include John Mulaney, Amy Schumer, Ray Romano, Colin Quinn, Dave Attell and more.
Fresh off of his two-month college comedy tour, Pete returns to New York City with newfound confidence in his comedic abilities. While growing more assured, he continues to struggle over what he really wants out of comedy and how to find a happy balance between his old, faith-based self and the new, more ambitious comic he's becoming.
Created by and starring Pete Holmes, the critically acclaimed comedy series Crashing returns for its eight-episode third season Sunday, January 20 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. Executive produced by Pete Holmes, Judd Apatow (HBO's Girls and The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling), Judah Miller (Playing House) and Igor Srubshchik (Master of None), the series draws on Holmes' own experiences as a comedian, providing a nuanced, hilarious look at the state of comedy today.
Crashing season 3 finds Pete reinvigorated - and no longer crashing on people's couches - as he reenters the NYC stand-up comedy world following his college tour. But even though he's improved, that doesn't mean he's at the head of the pack. While continuing to orbit around fellow comic and ex-girlfriend Ali (Jamie Lee), he connects with a new woman, Kat (Madeline Wise), who has a unique perspective on the comedy world and isn't trying to make it big by telling jokes. As Pete edges closer to success one stand-up set at a time, he continues to navigate his faith, dating and the ever-changing comedy scene.
Series veterans featured on season three of Crashing include: Lauren Lapkus (HBO's Animals) as Pete's ex-wife, Jessica; George Basil (Wrecked) as Leif, Jessica's former lover; Jamie Lee (Girl Code) as fellow comic and former love interest Ali Reissen; Zach Cherry (You) as Pete's manager, "Chicken Wing"; Dov Davidoff (Shades of Blue) as Jason; Jermaine Fowler (Superior Donuts) as Russell; and Aparna Nancherla (BoJack Horseman) as Anaya. Madeline Wise (Peacekeepers) joins the series in the recurring role of Kat, an outgoing city girl who inspires Pete to get serious about his career.
Returning guest comics Dave Attell, Artie Lange and John Mulaney appear as versions of themselves. Other established talents making appearances this season are: Ray Romano, Amy Schumer, Estee Adoram, Wayne Federman, Greg Fitzsimmons, Chris Gethard, Kevin Brennan, Elon Gold, Joyelle Johnson, Jessica Kirson, Emo Philips, Colin Quinn, Vanessa Ramos, Modi Rosenfeld, Wil Sylvinces, Marissa Jaret Winokur and Jaboukie Young-White.
Crashing is also available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and affiliate portals.
Pete Holmes starred in the stand-up comedy special Pete Holmes: Faces and Sounds, which debuted on HBO in 2016; his second HBO stand-up special, Pete Holmes: Dirty Clean, debuts Dec. 15. He also hosts the popular podcast "You Made It Weird," which has featured such guests as Larry Charles, Garry Shandling, Zach Galifianakis, Sarah Silverman, Norman Lear, Deepak Chopra and Tig Notaro, among many others, and previously hosted the cable program "The Pete Holmes Show." In addition, Holmes has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Conan and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, as well as starring in two other cable comedy specials, and has voiced characters for American Dad, Ugly Americans and HBO's Animals. He has also animated several cartoons for the New Yorker magazine. Crashing is executive produced by Pete Holmes, Judd Apatow, Judah Miller and Igor Srubshchik; co-executive producer, Oren Brimer; producers, Josh Church, Dave Rath, Greg Fitzsimmons and Jamie Lee.