HBO orders Pete Holmes comedy “Crashing” to series, directed by Judd Apatow

Congrats to Pete Holmes, whose semi-autobiographical HBO comedy pilot, Crashing, just got picked up for a full series order!

Holmes and Judd Apatow are executive producing on the series, with Apatow directing the pilot, which finds Holmes as a younger version of himself, fresh off a divorce and still new to stand-up comedy, finding solace and comfort on the sofas of his comedian friends in New York City.

Each episode will focus on a different comedian who is allowing Holmes to crash with him/her. Artie Lange guest starred as the pilot episode’s host.

Other producers on Crashing include Dave Rath, Josh Church and Igor Srubshchik, with longtime Holmes friend and FrontPageFilms partner Oren Brimer as co-producer.

You can hear Pete Holmes talk to The Comic’s Comic about the pilot taping and his real-life younger self on Episode #33 of my podcast Last Things First.

And here’s a photo Apatow shared from outside The Comedy Cellar during that taping, with Holmes, Lange, Dave Attell, Greer Barnes, Jeffrey Ross, and Big Jay Oakerson. “Making humor. One day it may be on your TV.” Indeed it shall be on our TVs. On HBO!

Top photo of Apatow and Holmes with Lauren Lapkus and George Basil.

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