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Judd Apatow and Pete Holmes get real about comedy in HBO series 'Crashing'

Judd Apatow and Pete Holmes get real about comedy in HBO series 'Crashing'

It’s a few weeks from the premiere of his new HBO series, and Pete Holmes has almost reached his limit for answering questions.

“Not that I’m sick of it,” he clarified, leaning back into a sofa as he settled in for a chat inside Judd Apatow’s production offices in an aggressively nondescript stretch of West L.A. “But I’m kind of like, ‘I think I’ve talked about myself enough,’” he said, pinching his voice to a sort of high, cartoonish wonder, a tone familiar to anyone who has listened to his comedy.

“Have you heard his podcast?” countered Apatow, seated nearby.  “It’s like three hours long.”

The jab gets the first of the afternoon’s many big laughs from...

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