PETE HOLMES once told Conan O’ Brien that he’s a “silly silly fun boy,” someone that just wants to make people laugh. Over the past fifteen years, Pete has generated huge amounts of hilarious content across numerous programs and formats, more than earning his self-given title. His latest project is his new television series is HBO’s CRASHING, a single camera comedy he created and is executive producing with Judd Apatow. He stars in the show as a sheltered suburbanite who married his childhood sweetheart and dreams of making it as a stand-up comedian. Read More
In December 2016, Pete released FACES AND SOUNDS, an hour-long special for HBO. Yahoo TV called the special “engagingly cheerful,” and The A.V. Club said that Pete’s jokes “emerge like good-natured, very funny common sense.” He has performed stand-up on numerous late night variety shows such as LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON, JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!, and CONAN. He has written and performed a multitude of stand-up specials and albums, including two hour-long specials on Comedy Central, NICE TRY, THE DEVIL and IMPREGNATED WITH WONDER.
Pete currently hosts his own weekly podcast, YOU MADE IT WEIRD. Initially conceived as a podcast where guests discuss weird facts about themselves with Pete, the podcast now uses a more conversational format and covers a wider variety of topics. YOU MADE IT WEIRD boasts a star-studded alumni list, which includes Jimmy Kimmel, Keegan Michael-Key, Paul F. Tompkins, Jim Gaffigan, Zach Galifianakis and numerous others. Holmes has recorded several live editions of YOU MADE IT WEIRD for audiences at festivals such as South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, The LA Riot festival, and the Just for Laughs festival in Toronto. YOU MADE IT WEIRD is distributed by the Nerdist network and releases new episodes on Wednesdays.
Pete has written for I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER, THE WHITEST KIDS U KNOW, and OUTSOURCED and has voiced characters for AMERICAN DAD!, ANIMALS., UGLY AMERICANS. He is an accomplished cartoonist and has been featured in the New Yorker. He writes and stars in videos with his comedy collective, Front Page Films. Pete currently resides in Los Angeles.
Jamie Lee is a standup comedian and actress whom Elle Magazine recently named as one of the top comedians to watch in 2017. Jamie has been cast as the female lead in the second season of the hit HBO series “Crashing,” premiering in January 2018. She was a writer for the series’ first season. In addition to being one of the core cast members of MTV’s hit show “Girl Code,” Lee has appeared on “Conan,” “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” “Last Call with Carson Daly,” “Chelsea Lately” and “@Midnight.” She was also the host of the TruTV series “10 Things” and the EW.com series “Polished.”Read More
Lauren Lapkus is an actress and improviser best known for her role as prison guard Susan Fischer on Netflix’s Orange is the New Black, which won her a SAG award. She’s upcoming in the Sony feature Holmes and Watson, with Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly.Read More
Lauren had a scene stealing role in the blockbuster Jurassic World and created and starred in her own episode of The Characters for Netflix. She recurs on HBO’s Crashing, starring Pete Holmes and produced by Judd Apatow. Lauren was also one of Variety’s 10 Comics To Watch in 2016.
Lauren’s weekly Earwolf podcast “With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus” debuted at #1 on the comedy section of iTunes. Along with Scott Aukerman and Paul F. Tompkins, she has performed throughout the United States and in Australia as part of the Comedy Bang! Bang! live tour.
Lauren’s other credits include series regular roles on the sitcoms Clipped for TBS and Are you There, Chelsea? for NBC. She has also appeared on Kroll Show, Key & Peele, Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, Another Period, Drunk History, and the features Blended, starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, and Matthew Weiner’s Are You Here, starring Zach Galifianakis and Owen Wilson. She has lent her voice to the animated shows Bob’s Burgers on FOX, Adventure Time on Cartoon Network, and the HBO comedy Animals.
One of Hollywood’s fastest rising young talents, Jermaine Fowler both stars in and is an executive producer of SUPERIOR DONUTS.
Raised in Hyattsville, Md., Fowler began performing stand-up in 2006 while still in high school. On his 20th birthday, he boarded a Megabus and moved to New York City with three pieces of luggage and a dream. As a stand-up comic, he has toured nationally with College Humor and Comedy Central on Campus. Also, he was one half of the sketch group BodegaCat Sanchez, alongside Kevin Barnett. In 2012 Fowler was selected as one of the “New Faces” at the prestigious Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal.
In 2014 Fowler co-created and starred in the truTV sketch-comedy series, “Friends of the People.” The following year, he starred in his own SHOWTIME special, “Give ‘Em Hell Kid.” His additional television credits include “Crashing,” produced by Judd Apatow, “Robot Chicken,” “BoJack Horseman,” “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore,” and “The Late Late Show with James Corden.” In film, Fowler recently wrapped production on “Sorry to Bother You” opposite Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson and Steven Yeun. Produced by Forest Whitaker, the film will release in 2018.