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.
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 [...]
After over two years, comedian Chris Gethard's unpredictable public access/web series The Chris Gethard Show reached a giant milestone last week: 100 episodes. The 100th episode was just uploaded to YouTube over the weekend, and here it is in all its emotional, bizarre glory.
The Chris Gethard Show has booked another famous comedy guest. Parks and Recreation star Amy Poehler will be dropping by the show for this Wednesday's installment, which airs online and on New York public access via the Manhattan Neighborhood Network at 11pm Eastern. Poehler is the second big name guest in a row for comedian Chris Gethard's web/public access show, following an appearance by Zach Galifianakis last week that featured Galifianakis spending most of the episode cutting strangers' hairs live on air alongside Gethard. The Amy Poehler episode this week will involve Poehler and the panel predicting callers' futures. I can't think of anyone better suited [...]
"Put my show on at 2 in the morning. We'll be the cheapest show to produce. Some cable network: Put us on at 2 a.m. Give us almost no money. It'll still be more money than we get on public access. Let us take a chance on this idea that if we create this completely interactive show, that people really feel like is theirs, that it will click. It will click in the way that things on the Internet click. That's what I want to say to TV development people … 'You shouldn't be scared of this thing. What you should be scared of is the Internet killing your medium. [...]