Artie tags along with Pete to a baptism; Artie gets insight into religion and God from a woman; Pete runs into Jess, which makes him question how much he is willing to sacrifice for a life in comedy.
Pete’s high from his new warm-up gig on Rachael Ray’s show is interrupted by an unexpected visit from Leif’s wife, who pulls him back into the chaos of his separation from Jess.
Artie Lange invites Pete to be a guest on his podcast; Pete meets Sarah Silverman, who takes pity on him and invites him to stay with her and her collection of stray comedians; Pete is presented with a job opportunity.
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; Pete faces a turning point.
In an effort to get stage time, Pete spends the night handing out fliers for a comedy club; while on the streets of New York, Pete encounters disinterested locals, befriends up-and-coming comics, engages in a turf war and gets a pep talk.
Pete stays at T.J. Miller’s place and witnesses a comedian who is always on. Meanwhile, Pete and T.J. go to a yard sale upstate, where Pete forms an unlikely alliance with Jessica’s boyfriend, Leif, to get back a prized possession.
Pete gives Artie Lange a ride to Albany, N.Y., and gets to open for the gig he’s sharing with T.J. Miller, but winds up going to extremes with a fan to make sure Artie stays clean and sober.
Aspiring comedian Pete (Pete Holmes) finds himself without a home after he catches his wife, Jessica (Lauren Lapkus), 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.