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…

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…

Early Riser’s video for “The Nevers” features cameos by Chris Gethard and Jeff Rosenstock

Earlier this week The A.V. Club premiered a video by Hiccup, a band that features members of The Chris Gethard Show’s house band The LLC, and today we’re bringing you another video but a TCGS-affiliated band, Early Riser. Kiri Oliver and Heidi Vanderlee play an active role in TCGS, forming a partnership that…

Hiccup fights workplace boredom in the video for “Teasin’”

Fans of The Chris Gethard Show will likely recognize members of the new band Hiccup. Formed by Hallie Bulleit and Alex Clute—also known to fans of the show as Messenger Bag—the pair play in TCGS’ house band The LLC, where they compose songs seemingly on the fly for the late-night show. With the addition of drummer…

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…

Chris Gethard on what makes him laugh, from Mr. T’s apple-picking trip to Grosse Pointe Blank

Comedian, actor, podcaster, and host of a Fusion show with his name in the title, Chris Gethard is a man of the people. On The Chris Gethard Show—a program that was entirely fan- and self-funded for a while—he fields calls while encircled by the audience, making himself part of the crowd rather than just the…

Mikey Erg announces his debut solo album, streams “Comme Si About Me”

“I had been going through writers block since The Ergs!,” says Mikey Erg, who despite being named Mike Yannich, has kept his former band’s surname since its 2008 break-up. “I was talking to my friend Anika [Pyle] who played in that band Chumped, and she challenged me to a songwriting pact where each week we would send…

Comedian Chris Gethard jumps to cable, sheds the “access”

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You’d expect that the transition from UCB stage show to years on public-access TV to an actual network would water down the little talk show that could, but the jump to Fusion TV for The Chris Gethard Show wisely doesn’t polish things too much. It’s slightly jarring to see something as anarchic as the first episode on…

Chris Gethard’s video game, Hug-Out, makes everything better

Chris Gethard is no stranger to neuroses and anxiety. The comedian/TV host/author has often talked about the various problems he’s faced in his own life in coping with difficulties and challenges posed by the world and his own inner demons. So what’s the best way to help others deal with their own worries? Simple—an…

Big Lake could’ve gone for 100 episodes, but only made it to 10

On May 13, 2014, Chris Gethard took to Tumblr to announce that Comedy Central would not be bringing the comedian’s eponymous public-access variety show to cable. At turns grateful, apologetic, and rousing, the note is infused with the spirit of “lose well,” a philosophy of embracing and moving past defeat that’s…

Chris Gethard celebrates Mother's Day in a new track from his forthcoming LP

Earlier this year, The A.V. Club told the world about the new stand-up album from comedian and TV personality Chris Gethard. Now, we’re letting New Jerseyans near and far check out a track from Gethard’s My Comedy Album, out April 22. “Mother’s Day” is below, and My Comedy Album can be pre-ordered via iTunes now.…