Pete Holmes is crashing HBO with a new hourlong stand-up special Pete Holmes: Dirty Clean. The You Made It Weird podcast host will tape the special at the Aladdin Theatre in Portland. Naturally, go where the weirdos roam.
Holmes, who recently celebrated the birth of his first child Lila in September, has been on a tear with HBO. He began his relationship with the premium subscription channel in 2016 with his special Faces and Sounds. His series Crashing—which follows a comedian who starts comedy in New York after his wife leaves him—will begin its third season next year and has been incredibly well received (currently at 91% on Rotten Tomatoes).
Dirty Clean will find Holmes confronting “personal truths about the mechanisms of consciousness, Michael Jackson, the afterlife, and Elon Musk” according to a press release from HBO. We’ll also hear him talk about becoming a father.
The Boston-bred stand-up has been praised for showing a very realistic look at the present day New York City comedy scene (other than his character’s questionably quick rise and access to opportunities usually reserved for multi-year veterans). Many local comics appear on the show as bit-part comedians and extras. He’s taken special care to feature some of the city’s infamous venues or re-inventing old ones like the Boston Comedy Club where he first paid his dues.
Pete Holmes: Dirty Clean will debut on Saturday, December 15 at 10:00 p.m. ET on HBO. The special will also be available on HBO Now, HBO Go, and HBO On Demand.