Pete Holmes on ‘Crashing’ Rachael’s Set + His Hilarious Engagement Story

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Comedian Pete Holmes was a first-time guest to our show today, but it wasn’t the first time he and Rach filmed together on our stage. If you’re going, “Wait… huh?” we can explain.

Holmes’’s new HBO series “Crashing” filmed one of their episodes in the Rachael Ray show’s studio, and Rach played a cameo! “You were divine,” Holmes told Rach of her performance. “Is there anything you’re not great at?”

“Crashing” follows a fledgling New York comedian who couch surfs with fellow comedians after a divorce, and Holmes says, “It’s based on something that really happened to me.”

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Holmes recently got engaged to fellow comedian Val Chaney and shared the hilarious story of proposing on a hot air balloon. “The funniest thing about getting engaged on a hot air balloon is that a man who was piloting the balloon, whom I had just met, was standing [right in front of my face] the whole time. … I could smell his body spray,” said Holmes about the somewhat-awkward experience.

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That’s not all of the hilarity he shared with Rach, watch the video for his 60 second rant about people who claim that weight loss was easy for them!

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