Comedy Sex God

Comedy Sex God

by Pete Holmes

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Overview

Part autobiography, part philosophical inquiry, and part spiritual quest, Comedy Sex God is a hilarious, profound, and enlightening romp around the fertile mind of stand-up stand-out, podcast king, and HBO superstar Pete Holmes.

Pete Holmes is a sold-out-every-night stand-up comedian with two HBO specials and the host of the hugely successful podcast You Made It Weird, and he was the creator-star of the hit HBO show Crashing. But it wasn’t always roses for Pete. Growing up, Pete was raised an evangelical Christian, but his religion taught him that being “bad”—smoking, drinking, having doubts or premarital sex—would get him sent to an eternity in hell. So, terrified of the God he loved, Pete devoted his life to being “good,” even marrying his first girlfriend at the age of twenty-two only to discover a few years later he was being cheated on. Thanks for nothing, God.

Pete’s failed attempt at a picture-perfect life forced him to reexamine his beliefs, but neither atheism, nor Christianity, nor copious bottles of Yellow Tail led him to enlightenment. Pete longed for a model of faith that served him and his newfound uncertainties about the universe, so he embarked on a soul-seeking journey that continues to this day. Through encounters with mind-altering substances, honing his craft in front of thousands of his comedy fans, and spending time with savants like Ram Dass, Pete forged a new life—both spiritually and personally.

Beautifully written and often completely hilarious—imagine Dass’s Be Here Now if penned by one of the funniest people alive—Comedy Sex God reveals a man at the top of his game and a seeker in search of the deeper meanings of life, love, and comedy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062803993
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/14/2019
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 56,406
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Pete Holmes is a comedian, writer, cartoonist, “Christ-leaning 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 Shandling. Pete also created and starred in the semi-autobiographical HBO show Crashing which he executive produced alongside Judd Apatow. An accomplished standup with three hour-long television specials and innumerous late night appearances, he continues to tour regularly to sold-out crowds. He lives with his wife and daughter in LA.

Table of Contents

Indoor cat 1

Church 13

The technical virgin 26

Farting through silk 34

Shameful masturbator 38

Treasure in heaven 47

Sweaty toothed madman 50

Open dorm 55

Cry innocent! 59

Married 67

Sleepy hollow 73

Tinker bell 84

Weedsmoke 88

Kicked in the nuts 92

The hooraytheist 95

Atheist crackers 98

"Nothing" 101

Makeover 113

Second virginity 117

Missing god 124

Mushrooms 129

Los angeles 136

Making it weird 141

Joey cambs 144

Myth about you 151

Consies O'Breezies 160

Duncan trussell and the harbor of sorrows 164

Sweet lady-val 177

Crashing 186

Rammy d 190

Yes, thank you 202

Retreat 211

I cast all my cares 224

Missing the guy, again 231

Hot air balloon 237

A deep, unflinching malaise 241

Falling slowly 256

Retreating further 261

Gateway god 284

Luminous emptiness 294

Acknowledgments 299

Further reading 301

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