Earlier at this week, Ron Bennington sat down with the principals of HBO’s Crashing to tape an episode of Bennington’s critically acclaimed Unmasked series. The hour previews Season 3 of Crashing which premieres this Sunday night. Creator and EP Judd Apatow, co-creator and star Pete Holmes and co-star Jamie Lee talked with Bennington about the themes of the season, some of the twists and turns fans can expect, and the parallels between the season and their own careers in front of a packed house at the Comedy Cellar’s Village Underground.
The hour is full of great conversations– about how the changing morality since the #MeToo movement affects comedy, about working with Artie Lange, about Holmes’ inability to stop telling puns, and about Pete’s character coming out of his sexual shell in Season 3.
And there were also a few impressions.
We caught Judd Apatow’s doing a solid Bill Cosby, joking about where they got the script for a comedy set in Episode 4, and Pete Holmes doing an even better Bill Burr impression while talking about what its like trying to go on stage when one of the greatest comics on the planet is trying to rattle you. You can watch both below.
The full hour of Unmasked with the cast of Crashing was recorded at the Village Underground in New York City with host Ron Bennington and will air on SiriusXM’s Faction Talk 103 at 4pm today, January 18, 2019.
The Unmasked series has taped over 250 episodes since 2006, documenting the careers of the most interesting comedy writers, directors, filmmakers, actors, screenwriters, satirists, political comedians, comedic musicians and of course, stand up comedians in the business including Amy Schumer, Dan Aykroyd, Simon Pegg, Paul Feig, Jim Jefferies, Tracy Ullman, Gilbert Gottfried, Chris Elliott, Sandra Bernhard, Bobcat Goldthwait, Louis C.K., David Brenner, Judd Apatow, Brian Regan, Joan Rivers, and over 150 more comedy greats.
Season Three of Crashing debuts on Sunday January 20 at 10pm, and a KILLER supporting cast and cameos including Artie Lange, Ray Romano, John Mulaney, Emo Phillips, Dave Attell, Jessica Kirson, Colin Quinn, Dov Davidoff, Dan Naturman, Kevin Brennan, Wil Sylvince, Modi, Elon Gold, Greg Fitzsimmons, William Stephenson and the Comedy Cellar’s booker, Estee Adoram to name just a small handful.