Chris Gethard announces the end of his show in typically introspective Facebook post

For nearly a decade, comedian Chris Gethard has been doing weird, no-budget TV stuff for a small-yet-dedicated audience, but now TruTV’s The Chris Gethard Show is coming to an end. Gethard made the announcement himself in a lengthy Facebook post (seriously, it’s so long that you’ll have to click the link to read the…

“So a drug trafficker calls into a podcast…”: Chris Gethard on this week’s shocking episode of Beautiful/Anonymous

In every episode of Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People, Chris Gethard gets on the phone with a complete stranger, and plays a role that’s equal parts interviewer, confessor, and confidant. Over the course of 120 episodes, he’s heard from the likes of an Australian aerialist turned sexual education teacher, a…

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

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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.…

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)

9 unconventional places to get your election coverage today

If you want straight-up news coverage of election results tonight, you probably already know what you’re watching—maybe Wolf Blitzer trying to corral holographic screens on CNN, or the even-keeled tones of Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff on PBS, or if you’re truly brave and/or insane, Fox News. But if you want to keep an…