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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 [...]

Chris Gethard Wrote a Brave, Insightful Piece About the UCSB Tragedy

"There was no they. No one was ever out to get me. They never held me back, only held me back. And eventually I realized that. And I found a lot more friends. And they were friends I felt more comfortable around. And all the things I thought I wanted when I was an angry young man – I either got them all or realized along the way that I never really wanted them. All the things I was angry about… as I’ve lived my life, I’ve come to realize that the world wasn’t making me feel that anger. I was making me feel that anger. The world couldn’t do anything to right its wrongs; only I [...]

'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 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 [...]

The Only Public Screening of the 'Chris Gethard Show' Pilot Will Be for the Winners of a 'Game of Thrones'-Style Tournament

In January, comedian Chris Gethard shot a pilot of his public access series The Chris Gethard Show for Comedy Central. The network recently passed on the show, but Gethard announced today there will be a one-time only public screening of the pilot, with a catch: you have to win an intense Game of Thrones-themed competition to be able to see it.

For the UCB Theatre's annual Del Close Marathon this coming weekend, The Chris Gethard Show is doing a Game of Thrones-style show with audience members forming teams and competing in a series of trials. Gethard writes:

"When only one team is left standing, they will [...]

Comedy Central Passes on 'The Chris Gethard Show'

Comedian Chris Gethard announced on Tumblr today that Comedy Central has decided not to order his pilot for The Chris Gethard Show to series. "Apparently at the end of the day, their marketing department thought we were too weird," Gethard writes. "We knew we were too weird. It happens."

Gethard taped the pilot, a continuation of his public access show of the same name, in New York City in January. The pilot was produced by Zach Galifianakis, Will Ferrell, and Adam McKay and featured Michael Cera as a guest. "I want to be very clear on something," Gethard wrote on Tumblr. "It would completely break my heart [...]

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.

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 [...]

Watch 'The Chris Gethard Show's 100th Episode

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.

Hannibal Buress Has Phone Sex with a British Lady on 'Chris Gethard Show's Phone Sex Episode

Comedian Chris Gethard's self-titled public access/web show The Chris Gethard Show had an all-phone sex episode this week, with viewers calling in to have phone sex with Gethard and his panel in a violation of the show's public access station MNN's rules. Jump to the 32-minute mark to see guest Hannibal Buress have some unsatisfying phone sex with a weird British lady.

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 [...]

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.