Pete Holmes and Judd Apatow Stand-Up for a Good Cause
By Olivia Armstrong
Crashing Live! invited comedians and fans to support the Ronald McDonald House of New York City.
New York’s Gramercy Theater opened its doors to some of comedy’s biggest acts in the name of charity. Pete Holmes and Judd Apatow of the HBO series Crashing — about a divorcé who reinvents himself as a comedian — hosted Crashing Live!, a night of stand-up at the intimate venue, to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of New York City.
The non-profit provides temporary lodging for families whose children are receiving local treatment for cancer. A portion of the proceeds from every ticket was donated directly to the Ronald McDonald house to continue its mission. The sold-out evening raised a total of $23,186 and featured acts from Holmes, Apatow, Jamie Lee (Crashing, Girl Code), John Mulaney (Saturday Night Live) and Jaboukie Young-White (The Daily Show with Trevor Noah). Regina Spektor also served as the musical guest. Check out photos from the night below — and learn more about how you can get involved with the Ronald McDonald House of New York City.