Pete Holmes (born March 30, 1979) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and cartoonist based in Los Angeles, California.

Early life

Holmes was born in Lexington, Massachusetts, United States.

When he attended Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts, he participated in the improvisational comedy troupe, The Sweaty-Toothed Madmen.


Holmes has appeared on Comedy Central's Premium Blend, VH1's Best Week Ever as a regular panelist and VH1's All Access. His cartoons have appeared in The New Yorker.

Holmes has provided the voices for several of the characters on Comedy Central's cartoon Ugly Americans. He is the voice of the e-trade baby on television commercials and is also credited as a writer for the commercials.

In 2010, he performed on John Oliver's New York Stand Up Show as well as Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. On February 26, 2010, he performed his first television special on the series Comedy Central Presents. On March 21, 2011 and on November 17, 2011 he appeared on the TBS talk show Conan.

He wrote for the NBC primetime sitcom Outsourced and currently writes for the Fox sitcom I Hate My Teenage Daughter.

Holmes released his first album Impregnated With Wonder on iTunes on November 15, 2011. It was named one of the best comedy CDs of 2011 by the Onion A.V. Club.

Holmes hosts a podcast distributed through the Nerdist network, titled You Made It Weird. It has featured guests such as Judd Apatow, Demetri Martin, T. J. Miller, Dave Coulier, Sarah Silverman, Adam Carolla, and Doug Benson. Topics typically discussed in each episode are the guests views on comedy, sexuality, and religion.