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HBO’s ‘Crashing,’ with Pete Holmes, films episode in Uniondale

Comedian Pete Holmes during filming of HBO's

Comedian Pete Holmes during filming of HBO's "Crashing" in Uniondale June 21, 2017. Credit: Newsday / David J. Criblez

“Crashing” came back to crash on Long Island. After filming the first-season finale at Sands Point Preserve last June, the HBO series, produced by Woodbury’s own Judd Apatow, returned to Long Island to shoot an episode of the second season at the Marriott Hotel in Uniondale on Wednesday.

“It’s always beautiful here,” says comedian Pete Holmes, who stars in the show about the early struggles of a stand-up comic. “Everyone is so accommodating. That’s not the case everywhere.”

Filming involved a scene depicting a National Association for Campus Activities conference set in Philadelphia where musicians, magicians and comedians get booked for college gigs.

“Something we love to do on the show is tell secrets you didn’t even know were secrets,” says Holmes, 38. “People know that comedians and musicians perform at colleges, but I don’t think they know how that happens. A bunch of 18-year-olds are in charge of your year’s employment, so it’s fun to show.”

Season 2 finds Holmes after his wife has left him, a scenario he experienced in real life.

“It’s absolutely therapeutic,” says Holmes of the series. “I highly recommend people turn their suffering into something funny. It gives you some perspective and lets you laugh at yourself.”

The show is scheduled to return early next year.


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