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This comedy-drama series follows the trials and tribulations of a group of young people who are living in an abandoned hospital. The characters are serving as guardians of the property, keeping it safe and maintained in exchange for cheap rent. Drama and comedy ensue as they try to cope with the strict rules that govern their living arrangements. The series debuted on Channel 4 in the UK in 2016.

Sunday 10:30 PM et/pt on HBO
2 Seasons, 16 Episodes
February 19, 2017
Comedy, Drama
Cast: Pete Holmes, Artie Lange, George Basil, Jamie Lee
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  • In an attempt to show Ali that he has a backbone, Pete enters a comedy-roast battle, but finds that being mean is harder than he thought. The fierce competition brings uncomfortable truths to the surface, forcing Pete to examine his priorities in life.

  • On a trip to a comedy conference to book college gigs, Pete and Ali clash over the best strategy to appeal to the college crowd.

  • Pete's decision to organize a benefit for an ailing comedy vet finds him scrambling to put on a good show and facing some hard truths about Artie.

  • Pete reunites with Ali, who takes him on a tour of New York's alternative comedy scene, where they encounter a wide array of comedians and venues over the course of one night.

  • Pete tries to be supportive when a fellow comedian at The Boston gets his big break. Later, he reconnects with Jessica, who encourages him to find a new way to express himself.

  • When Pete is abandoned by Artie, he is rescued by comedian Bill Burr, who takes pity on him and offers his guest room. As they become unlikely friends, Bill encourages Pete to toughen up and embrace his masculine side.

  • Pete spends the day with Leif while continuing to grapple with his beliefs.

  • In the Season 2 premiere, Pete has a chance encounter with famed magician Penn Jillette, who shakes his faith and inspires a questioning Pete to try living with abandon for one night.

  • After trying to cheer up Pete doesn't work out, Artie comes with him to a baptism.

  • Pete’s elated until his new warm-up gig on Rachael Ray’s show is interrupted by a surprise visit from Leif’s wife, who drags him back into the chaos of his separation from Jess.

  • Homeless once again and confronting professional disappointment, Pete looks to Artie Lange, who asks him to be a guest on his podcast.

  • When Pete’s parents decide to come to New York for his mother’s birthday, Pete begs Jess to come along and keep up the charade of their marriage, but an incredibly tense dinner reveals harsh truths about their relationships, as Jess struggles to keep quiet. Pete faces a turning point.

  • In an attempt to get stage time, Pete occupies the night handing out fliers for a comedy club, or “barking,” as he later finds out it’s known in the comedy world.

  • While lodging at T.J. Miller’s place, Pete has the disturbing experience of watching a comic who can’t “turn it off.”

  • Pete wallows in his new reality, but Artie snaps him out of it with an offer: In exchange for a ride to Albany, Pete can be Artie's opening act. Pete meets co-headliner T.J. Miller and attempts to save Artie from breaking his sobriety.

  • Series premiere. Aspiring comedian Pete finds himself without a home after he catches his wife, Jessica, in a compromising position. As Pete attempts to find solace at a New York comedy club, he befriends cynical comedy legend Artie Lange, who reluctantly offers him some pizza, some advice and a couch.

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