Authors/Film & TV "Crashing" Swag / Photo: Melissa Paltrowitz

Published on January 11th, 2018 | by Darren Paltrowitz


“Crashing” Returns To HBO On January 14; Star Pete Holmes Celebrates In NYC

In anticipation of the season 2 premiere of the hit HBO series Crashing, New York City’s Gotham Comedy Club hosted a very special evening known as Crashing Live on January 9, 2018.

Led by comedian Pete Holmes, star and creator of Crashing, the intimate event featured stand-up from Holmes and four other comics. Interestingly, all of the comics who performed — Dan Naturman, Greer Barnes, Jamie Lee and Rachel Feinstein — have acted on Crashing, showing Holmes and producer Judd Apatow’s smart and refreshing stance on casting comics into roles that are both comedic and dramatic. Such helps prove how comics make excellent actors more often than not.

Generously, attendees of the invite-only show were treated to free Crashing-themed swag, including bottle-openers, koozies, and pins shaped like Holmes’ face. Just as generous, perhaps, was that Holmes performed a full set beyond hosting the evening as he was suffering from food poisoning. But surprisingly, those in attendance were not shown any episodes (or trailers) of the upcoming season as the focus of the evening was truly on fun, inclusive stand-up comedy.

Season 2 of Crashing — which will reportedly feature Artie Lange — premieres on HBO on January 14 at 10:30 PM, following the return of the Sarah Jessica Parker series Divorce. For those who never saw Season 1 of Crashing, the first episode can be streamed for free on HBO’s website.

“Swag” Photo by Melissa Paltrowitz

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About the Author

Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" series, which airs on dozens on television and digital networks. He has also co-authored 2 published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), and co-hosts the world's only known podcast about David Lee Roth, "The DLR Cast."

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