Pete Holmes, Crashing & Bombing

February 17, 2017 in Uncategorized

Pete Holmes and Artie Lange in Crashing (Mary Cybulski/HBO)

Pete Holmes and Artie Lange in Crashing (Mary Cybulski/HBO)

Pete Holmes and Judd Apatow’s new HBO series premieres this week, and I got the chance to write about it for Rolling Stone. It’s about divorce and the open mic comedy world, but quietly a spiritual quest. Not unlike Holmes’ experiences in the pitch room, all of the longwinded references I made to Joseph Campbell and the Hero’s Journey were (rightfully) deemed excessive.

Inside Crashing: How Pete Holmes Survived Comedy and Live to Tell About It