• The secret to telling a joke and getting on HBO, according to 'Crashing' stars Pete Holmes and Jamie Lee

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    CHICAGO - Telling funny jokes is hard. Creating a hit HBO series is harder. How do you do it?
    Business Insider caught up with Pete Holmes and Jamie Lee on Thursday while they were in Chicago to promote season two of "Crashing," the HBO series executive-produced by Judd Apatow about making it in standup - or, in Holmes' words, "the worst parts of standup."
    Daniel McMahon: What's the secret to telling a good joke?
    Pete Holmes: Meaning it. I asked Glen Hansard, from the movie "Once" and the band The Frames, because he really belts out his songs...
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