Chris Gethard: “This Show Has to Grow Or It Has to Go”
Back in May, Comedy Central passed on Chris Gethard’s pilot for a cable version of his public access show The Chris Gethard Show, and now that it looks like TCGS landing on another network is unlikely, Gethard wrote a passionate manifesto on his blog today called “EVOLVE OR DIE: This Summer We Burn Down The Chris Gethard Show.” Here’s a bit of it:
It is time for us to burn [The Chris Gethard Show] down. It’s time for us to set a forest fire to this show, that might be the end of it but might just be the thing that allows new growth to happen. In short, the motto for the rest of this summer when it comes to TCGS is evolve or die. Evolve. Or. Die. That’s the new mantra. This thing has to grow, or it has to go. Those are our options.
Gethard had previously said last year that the public access version of his show would likely end if Comedy Central rejected the pilot, but now, it looks like there’s a chance for the show to evolve into something new.