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A New York stand-up comedian (Pete Holmes) ends up couch surfing at other comedians apartments after discovering his wife cheating on him in this comedy from Holmes and Judd Apatow

What The Critics Say (Metascore 70)

  • Every aspect of the show seems informed by its main character’s–and creator’s–joy. Plots unfold with rollicking energy, actors ham it up, and the script seems sometimes to read only, “Chuckles abound,” as when Pete and some pals spend a montage mock-surprising one another with excellent news. — Robert O’Connell, The Atlantic
  • Crashing may be a bit slight, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing: It knows what it’s going for and more often than not, fulfills its modest ambitions in amusing and diverting ways. — Maureen Ryan, Variety
  • Although TV has no shortage of shows built around comics and their lives — or for that matter, pulling back the curtain on showbiz — this one captures that moment before success kicks in. Crashing doesn’t look like HBO’s next great comedy, but based on its opening acts, it has the makings of a pretty good one. — Brian Lowry, CNN