New original comedy series crashing premieres on February 19th, exclusively on HBO
MIAMI – HBO announces the premiere of its new original comedy, Crashing, on Sunday, February 19th at 23:30hrs AST*, simultaneously with the United States. Created and starring Pete Holmes, the series which draws on Holmes' own experiences as a comedian, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the unpredictable world of stand-up comedy.
Pete is a sheltered suburbanite who married his childhood sweetheart and dreams of making it as a stand-up comedian. But when he finds out his wife is cheating on him, Pete's world unravels, forcing him to reevaluate his priorities and plunging him into the deep end of the rough-and-tumble New York comedy scene.
Also featured on Crashing are Lauren Lapkus (HBO's Animals.) as Pete's wife, Jessica, and George Basil as Leif, Jessica's lover. Among the notables appearing as versions of themselves on the show are Dave Attell, Hannibal Burress, Artie Lange, T.J. Miller, Jim Norton, Rachael Ray and Sarah Silverman.
The eight-episode first season of Crashing is executive produced by Judd Apatow and Pete Holmes. Apatow also directs the first and eighth episode of the series. Each episode is half an hour.