10 Best Episodes of Crashing

A New York comic is forced to make a new start for himself after his wife leaves him.

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#1 - Mulaney (Season 3 - Episode 8)

Pete jumps at the opportunity of a lifetime to open for John Mulaney at New York’s Town Hall, but the gig leaves him in an awkward situation.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 126 votes.

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#2 - Roast Battle (Season 2 - Episode 8)


In an attempt to show Ali that he has a backbone, Pete enters a comedy-roast battle, but finds that being mean is harder than he thought. The fierce competition brings uncomfortable truths to the surface, forcing Pete to examine his priorities in life.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 153 votes.

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#3 - Too Good (Season 2 - Episode 5)

Pete reunites with Ali, who takes him on a tour of New York’s alternative comedy scene, where they encounter a wide array of comedians and venues over the course of one night.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 162 votes.

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#4 - Artie (Season 2 - Episode 6)


Pete’s decision to organize a secret benefit for an ailing comedy vet finds him scrambling to put on a good show and facing hard truths about Artie.

The episode was rated 7.76 from 169 votes.

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#5 - Naca (Season 2 - Episode 7)

On a trip to a comedy conference to book college gigs, Pete and Ali clash over the best strategy to appeal to the college crowd.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 155 votes.

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#6 - Warm-Up (Season 1 - Episode 6)


Homeless once more and facing professional disappointment, Pete turns to Artie Lange, who invites him to be a guest on his podcast. Pete meets Sarah Silverman, who takes pity on him and invites him to stay with her and her collection of stray comedians. When Sarah suggests that he try to find work as an audience “warm-up” comedian, Pete is presented with a job opportunity, where he’s tasked with saving the day.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 373 votes.

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#7 - Bill Burr (Season 2 - Episode 3)

When Pete is abandoned by Artie, he is rescued by comedian Bill Burr, who takes pity on him and offers his guest room. As they become unlikely friends, Bill encourages Pete to toughen up and embrace his masculine side.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 176 votes.

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#8 - The Temple Gig (Season 3 - Episode 2)


Feeling like his time away from New York has taken him out of the scene, Pete accepts an offer to perform at a Jewish show, where Elon Gold and Modi question his impulsive behavior with a woman he met earlier that day.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 138 votes.

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#9 - The Viewing Party (Season 3 - Episode 6)

Pete and Kat attend a viewing party for Ali’s late-night spot on Seth Meyers’ show. Tensions mount as Ali is nervous about how her set went and Kat becomes jealous of Pete’s friendship with his ex.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 124 votes.

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#10 - The Atheist (Season 2 - Episode 1)


Pete has a chance encounter with famed magician Penn Jillette, who shakes his faith and inspires a questioning Pete to try living with abandon for one night.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 183 votes.

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#11 - Porter Got HBO (Season 2 - Episode 4)

Pete tries to be supportive when a fellow comic at The Boston gets his big break. Later, he reconnects with Jess, who encourages him to find a healthy way to express himself.

The episode was rated 7.52 from 166 votes.

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#12 - The Secret (Season 3 - Episode 3)


Pete falls headfirst into a relationship with his new girlfriend who encourages him to be more aggressive in his career. On the night of their three-week anniversary, things amp up after a visit to a sex shop and a comedy show that morphs into a night all about Pete.

The episode was rated 7.49 from 128 votes.

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#13 - Julie (Season 1 - Episode 7)

Pete’s high from his new warm-up gig on Rachael Ray’s show is interrupted by an unexpected visit from Leif’s wife, who pulls him back into the chaos of his separation from Jess.

The episode was rated 7.46 from 366 votes.

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#14 - Mom and Kat (Season 3 - Episode 5)


During a tour stop, Pete pays a visit to his parents and introduces them to Kat, who notices the uncomfortably close relationship he has with his overbearing mom. As he tries to keep the peace, Pete grows increasingly trapped between the two most important women in his life.

The episode was rated 7.43 from 123 votes.

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#15 - Barking (Season 1 - Episode 4)

In an effort to get stage time, Pete spends the night handing out fliers for a comedy club, or “barking,” as he later learns it’s known in the comedy world. On the streets of New York, he finds himself encountering disinterested locals, befriending up-and-coming comics, engaging in a turf war with a rival barker and getting a pep talk from a veteran comedian.

The episode was rated 7.43 from 404 votes.

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#16 - The Baptism (Season 1 - Episode 8)


After an attempt to cheer up Pete goes wrong, Artie tags along with him to a baptism. Artie gets insight into religion and God from a woman, and Pete runs into Jess, which makes him question how much he is willing to sacrifice for a life in comedy.

The episode was rated 7.40 from 357 votes.

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#17 - Jaboukie (Season 3 - Episode 1)

As his college comedy tour comes to an end, Pete takes a college-age aspiring comedian under his wing. But Pete's return to New York finds him having an awkward reunion and a big audition at the Comedy Cellar that could change everything.

The episode was rated 7.37 from 141 votes.

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#18 - The Christian Tour (Season 3 - Episode 7)


While enjoying the perks of being on a Christian comedy tour, Pete feels busted when he runs into NY Cellar comic Jessica Kirson in Charleston. After ghosting Kat while on the road, Pete finally sits down to talk about their relationship.

The episode was rated 7.36 from 125 votes.

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#19 - MC, Middle, Headliner (Season 3 - Episode 4)

Pete travels to New Jersey with Jason to do a weekend of shows at a big corporate comedy club and is surprised to find Ali, his ex, staying with them at the comedy condo. Jason’s misogynistic act and point of view cause Pete to question his path in comedy.

The episode was rated 7.36 from 123 votes.

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#20 - Parents (Season 1 - Episode 5)


When Pete’s parents decide to come to New York for his mother’s birthday, Pete begs Jess to come along and keep up the charade of their marriage, but an incredibly tense dinner reveals harsh truths about their relationships, as Jess struggles to keep quiet. Pete faces a turning point.

The episode was rated 7.33 from 373 votes.


Last updated: nov 02, 2022

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