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WORD + The William Vale Present COMEDY SEX GOD LIVE! with Pete Holmes

WORD + The William Vale Present COMEDY SEX GOD LIVE! with Pete Holmes

We are proud to present comedian Pete Holmes for his new book Comedy Sex God. Pete will be joined in conversation by a special guest moderator, to be announced.

This event will be held in the ballroom at The William Vale hotel, and tickets are required for entry. Doors will open at 7 PM. General admission is $33 and includes a signed copy of Comedy Sex God. Additional books will be available for purchase at the event. There are no refunds. If you cannot make the event you may change the name on your ticket up to 24 hours before the event or have the new attendee bring your confirmation. Members of WORD’s Inner Circle membership program may reserve seats by emailing [email protected] with proof of ticket purchase. Books will be available for pickup at WORD Brooklyn for 30 days following the event.


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.

Before Pete Holmes had a hugely successful podcast (You Made it Weird) or a wildly successful show on HBO (Crashing), Pete Holmes was a self-described mama’s boy: “My dad was my hero growing up, but my mom was my best friend. I always liked mom stuff: talking about your feelings, napping, gossiping, and church.” Church is where he was able to explore the big questions, but unfortunately, this came at the cost of sexual dysfunction. In Comedy Sex God he recounts these early days, including how he fell in love with comedy; his college years, where he met his first wife (while both worked as reenactors pretending to be Puritans, wandering around Salem, MA) and then discovered two years later that she was cheating; and how that led him to become an atheist. It was then that his spiritual journey truly began.

Pete’s failed attempt at a picture-perfect life forced him to re-examine his beliefs, but neither atheism, Christianity, nor copious bottles of Yellow Tail led him to enlightenment. In Comedy Sex God, Holmes shares poignant and hilarious stories about climbing the comedy ladder and honing his craft, as well as delving into the dating world post-divorce, all while embarking on a soul-seeking journey. Beautifully written, spiritually profound, and often completely hilarious, 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.


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 stars in the semi-autobiographical HBO show Crashing which he executive produces 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 L.A.