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Talking to Chris Gethard About His New Album, His Comedy Central Pilot, and More

Chris Gethard has an exciting few months coming up. His debut standup album, entitled My Comedy Album, comes out today, his Comedy Central half-hour special is airing this summer, and he'll soon hear back on whether Comedy Central will be ordering his pilot of The Chris Gethard Show to series or not. He also recently returned to doing weekly episodes of the public access version of The Chris Gethard Show, which will soon be ending whether the Comedy Central version gets picked up or not.

I had the chance to talk with Gethard a few weeks ago about how focus groups reacted to The Chris Gethard Show's Comedy [...]

Here Are the Comedians Getting Comedy Central 'Half-Hour' Specials in 2014

Every year, Comedy Central gives 30-minute specials to a bunch of standups as part of their series The Half-Hour, with the achievement serving as a career milestone for the comedians selected. Comedy Central gave us this exclusive look at the list of the 15 comedians chosen to do an episode of The Half-Hour's third season in 2014, with the specials set to tape at Royale in Boston from March 25th to 28th. There's no word on when the new season of The Half-Hour will air, but it will feature Chris Gethard, who's turning his public access show The Chris Gethard Show into a pilot for Comedy Central; Chelsea Lately regular Fortune Feimster, [...]

Chris Gethard Gives a Video Update on His Comedy Central Pilot

It's been over a month since comedian Chris Gethard put his public access program, The Chris Gethard Show, on hold to focus on making a pilot version of the show for Comedy Central, but here he is with a video update on the pilot process and his life about a week ahead of the taping. Gethard reveals that the pilot will not air, his friends Tami Sagher and Tom Scharpling will be present at the taping to give him feedback, and the pilot will have a big special mystery guest who is yet to be announced. There's also a stool update from Gethard in there.

'The Chris Gethard Show' Held Its Third Annual Sandwich Night Last Week

Wednesday night, The Chris Gethard Show held its third annual "Sandwich Night" episode, a pre-Thanksgiving tradition in which the entire show is devoted to people bringing their own sandwiches to the studio and talking about them. The holiday grows bigger and bigger every year and will hopefully become a federal holiday by this time 2014.

The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show: New York Bucket List

This week on the Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin show, Jeff is making a New York bucket list to prepare for his move to Los Angeles. To help him he brings on previous guests who live in New York, to suggest something for his bucket list.

"We got to the jet skis and the guy was like, all right so here is the gas, here is the emergency shutoff, I'm going to pin that to the jacket and okay here we go, and this guy just takes off at 40 mph, and just leaves us in the dust. We can barely see our tour guide on the horizon." – [...]

Watch Chris Gethard on Jared Logan's Talk Show

Standup Jared Logan recently launched a web talk show called Don't You Think?, and here's the latest episode, featuring guest Chris Gethard and a discussion about bullying that teaches Logan a valuable, heartwarming lesson.

A Look Inside Last Night's 'The Chris Gethard Show' Pilot Taping

Wearing a white t-shirt with the words MAKE IT OR BREAK IT scribbled on the front in black ink, Chris Gethard stepped in front of the cameras last night to tape the Comedy Central pilot of The Chris Gethard Show. Longtime fans of Gethard's public access show traveled from Ohio, California, Hawaii, Canada, and Brazil just to be part of the inaugural episode, and Michael Cera had the distinct honor of being Gethard's first guest. Though we can't give away too many details on the content of the pilot, here's a peek at what the taping was like and why TCGS would make Comedy Central's best new underdog.

Chris Gethard Promises to Host "Sandwich Night" on Public Access for the Rest of His Life

Comedian Chris Gethard has promised that, although his public access series, The Chris Gethard Show, may be ending in the wake of a recent deal to possibly continue it on Comedy Central, he will return annually to public access to host the show's pre-Thanksgiving show Sandwich Night until he dies and he will see to it that the tradition continues after that. Here's a message that Gethard sent to his public access broadcaster, the Manhattan Neighborhood Network, today (via Tumblr):

"I vow to return to MNN studios the Wednesday before every Thanksgiving to host Sandwich Night from now until when I die, at which point I want [...]

Comedy Central Bought a Pilot of 'The Chris Gethard Show', and We Talked to Gethard About It

Last night, it was announced that Comedy Central has ordered a pilot of the long-running and much-beloved Chris Gethard Show. The pilot will be produced by Funny or Die, with executive producers Zach Galifianakis, Will Ferrell, Owen Burke, and Adam McKay alongside Gethard. Gethard made the announcement on the latest episode of his show, a special edition which was devoted to big announcements. Wearing a homemade t-shirt with the slogan "Find a Way," Gethard welcomed a parade of recurring cast members and characters, each of whom had their own major announcement to make, ultimately culminating in Gethard's big news for TCGS.

The Chris Gethard Show began as a stage show in November [...]

Watch Chris Gethard's Audition Tape for the 'Alf' Movie

Ever since an Alf move was announced last year, comedian Chris Gethard has been campaigning for a part in the film. Here's a new audition tape for the movie Gethard made for IFC that should melt the hearts of the studio executives in charge of the Alf movie.

'The Chris Gethard Show' Will Return to Public Access in April

Chris Gethard announced today that his self-titled TV show, which was recently made into a pilot for Comedy Central, will return to public access with regular weekly episodes on April 2nd. Gethard and company are due to turn in the final cut of The Chris Gethard Show pilot to Comedy Central sometime in March and will continue to do live public access shows on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network (and streaming online) while they await news on whether Comedy Central is picking up the show or not.

"We don’t want to sit and rest on our laurels – we want to be back in the swing of things," [...]

Chris Gethard's First Comedy Album 'My Comedy Album' Will Be Available April 22nd

Chris Gethard is a staple in the comedy community and has an upcoming series on Comedy Central, so it's surprising to realize he hasn't yet released an album. Thankfully, Gethard announced today that that's all about to change with the release of his first album My Comedy Album on April 22nd. Pre-orders start today, and you can opt for either a digital version via iTunes or a much more tangible vinyl version that comes with Gethard's autograph, the digital download, and some bonus tracks. Here's a snippet of what Gethard had to say about the album on his Tumblr today:

As for the album itself, [...]

More Details on 'The Chris Gethard Show's Comedy Central Pilot

Last month, Chris Gethard announced that Comedy Central has ordered a pilot of his public access series, The Chris Gethard Show. Gethard held a Q&A after an episode of his show last night to share some more details on what to expect from the Comedy Central pilot. Here's what we know now:

The half-hour pilot may never air, whether Comedy Central orders it to series or not. The pilot will be more interactive than the public access version of the show, not less. It will still feature calls and live music. While the pilot won't air live, Gethard intends for the series to do so, if it gets [...]

Streeter Seidell, JC Coccoli, Chris Gethard, and Josh Gondelman to Swing by the Dog and Pony Show This Friday

This Friday at 7:30, Streeter Seidell, JC Coccoli, Chris Gethard, and Josh Gondelman will join hosts Halle Kiefer and Joe Stanton at UCB East for this month's Dog and Pony Show. A powerhouse of a lineup if I've ever seen one. It's only $5, and I personally guarantee that it'll be the best comedy show you ever attend. Or at least in the top 50%. In any case, get your reservations right here, and we'll see you on Friday!