Executive produced by Judd Apatow and Pete Holmes, and loosely inspired by Holmes’ personal experiences in stand-up comedy, Crashing follows an aspiring comic named Pete (Holmes), who finds out his wife Jessica (Lauren Lapkus) is cheating on him, forcing a move to New York to pursue his dream of being a comedian. Thrown into the deep end in a city that’s not for the faint of heart, the formerly sheltered Pete learns some hard lessons about life and comedy, encountering all sorts of stand-up talents along the way, from cynical guru Artie Lange, to outrageous provocateur T.J. Miller, to benevolent motivator Sarah Silverman, and many more. While trying to make ends meet by crashing on other people’s couches (hence the series name), Pete finds goodness in unlikely places, evolving into someone who’s a little more okay with the messiness of life. A love letter to stand-up, Crashing is a series about discovering humor, beauty and grace in the crazy den of thieves that is the NYC comedy scene.

crashings1bluStudio: HBO Studios
Year: 2017
Release Date: August 1, 2017
Run time: 240 minutes
Rating: R

Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 mix
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Disc Spec: 2 BD
Region: A

‘Crashing’ tells the story of Pete and his attempt to begin a career as a stand up comic. Along the way he befriends successful comedians (Artie Lange, TJ Miller, Sarah Silverman) and attempts to deal with the end of his marriage. A great series if you want to see what it’s like in the New York comedy scene.  It’s the tale of a want to be New York comic who drives a rattle trap car named Pete(Pete Holmes)who finds it a struggle to get on stage as all he can do is pay for open mic night, then his school teacher wife Jess(Lauren Lapkus)leaves because Pete just can’t spice up the sex life as he’s just not aggressive or a freak in bed! So now the struggle is on the road from club to club, yet Pete is helped along the way by some other comedians(watch for appearances from Artie Lange, T.J. Miller, and Sarah Silverman).

Movie Quality: 9/10

Special Features

  • Artie Lange Featurette [HD]
  • T.J. Miller Featurette [HD]
  • Hannibal Buress [HD]
  • Pete Holmes: Faces and Sounds [HD]
  • About Crashing [HD]
  • The Art of Crashing [HD]
  • Sarah Silverman [HD]

Special Features: 5/10

Final Thoughts

I really like the contrast between the naivete of Pete and the sarcasm of the stand-up world. A really great show. This is highly recommended!
Overall Rating: 7/10