Crashing tackles the turning point in Holmes’s life, when he discovered his wife was cheating on him, and he moved out of the suburbs to double down on trying to make it as a comic in New York City. via Vox
On the surface, I didn't think much of this - we've seen shows based on a comic's "real life" plenty of times, how could this be different? So the gimmick is he found his wife cheating on him and now he's going to go after his dreams with no money and attempt to crash on anyone's couch to make it. The thing that's different though is Pete Holmes isn't a self loathing, look at me I'm real and an arshole kind of comic. He's a god fearing former aspiring youth pastor who tries to see the good in everyone, even in a miserably hilarious Artie Lange. The first episode was great and Artie Lange (who I was never really a fan of) was freaking hilarious.