Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, How Did This Get Made?, more coming to Onion Comedy & Arts Festival

Big news, comedy fans: Our comedy festival returns May 30-June 3 at various venues in Chicago under a new name, The Onion Comedy & Arts Festival. Why change the name from the amusing-but-difficult-to-remember-and-Google 26th Annual Comedy Festival? Well one, see above. And two, it’s The Onion’s 30th anniversary in…

Chris Gethard wants to teach you how to get strangers to open up

On each episode of his podcast Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People, Chris Gethard takes one call from a stranger, and has an hour-long conversation. Regardless of the circumstances, he can’t hang up first. Remarkably, people are willing to share their secrets, and he’s able to hear some really amazing stories. We…

It takes strength to be as gentle, kind, and funny as Chris Gethard’s Career Suicide

Partway through his one-man show, Career Suicide, Chris Gethard puts an anecdote on pause in order to address his audience. He’s been discussing the decision to treat his depression with prescription medication, and he steps toward the front row, which is arranged in a cozy horseshoe of vintage sofas and end tables.…

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Here’s your chance to ask Chris Gethard anything you want

Chris Gethard has achieved the kind of ubiquity that’s rare in the American comedy landscape. For years, he’s mined the humor in supporting roles in everything from Parks And Recreation to Broad City, as well as turning in affecting performances in films like Don’t Think Twice. And it’s all delivered with the offbeat…

This week’s Podmass talks monsters, from Frankenstein’s creature to Get Out’s white people

In Podmass, The A.V. Club sifts through the ever-expanding world of podcasts and recommends the previous week’s best episodes. Have your own favorite? Let us know in the comments or at podmass@avclub.com. (Main photo: Universal Pictures)

Judd Apatow to co-produce Chris Gethard’s Career Suicide for off-Broadway

Superproducer Judd Apatow has yet another project, and this time it’s for the stage. Apatow will co-produce Chris Gethard’s off-Broadway debut, Chris Gethard: Career Suicide, a comedy about depression written and performed by Gethard. Before landing its off-Broadway run, the show originally ran in New York at the…