We’re back with the season debut of The Art of Humanity! We have a brand new season that focuses on “Uncertainty” during these…weird times. And what better way to start the season than with a fellow podcast host of a show called…“You Made It Weird!”
Today’s guest is my favorite living comedian, Pete Holmes!
Pete is a comedian, actor, writer, producer, television host, spiritual seeker, and podcast host. His wildly popular podcast You Made it Weird is a comedic exploration of the meaning of life with guests ranging from Deepak Chopra and Elizabeth Gilbert to Seth Rogen and Garry Shandlin. Pete also created and starred in the semi-auto-bio-graphical HBO show Crashing, which he executive produced alongside Judd Apatow. An accomplished stand-up with three hour-long television specials and late-night appearances, he tours regularly (when we’re not in a pandemic) to sold-out crowds.
In this interview, Pete and I discuss:
- how the life of a comedian isn’t that different from quarantine
- the Holy Moment from Waking Life
- the importance of digital detoxes to the creativity process
- the importance of failure
We also discuss:
- what happened to him when he visited Ram Dass in Maui
- how podcasting makes him a better comedian
- what’s next for Pete!
Let’s go to the show!
Pete’s memoir: Comedy. Sex. God.
Pete’s podcast: You Made it Weird
Ra Optics Blue Blocking Glasses (or use code “ART” at checkout)
The Holy Moment in Waking Life by Richard Linklater