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thechrisgethardshow:

So I’ve been thinking a lot about The Chris Gethard Show lately. Its very existence. Why we started doing it. Why we’re doing it now. I’ve noticed a few things.

And it is time for us to BURN IT DOWN. It’s time for us to set a FOREST FIRE to this show, that might be…

Come take a ride.

VACATION TIME

Hey all! I’m going to Europe for a month to figure out my life and take a break and all that jazz!

Being 27 and involved in an alternative/performance/writing path feels hard, as does working a string of jobs I don’t enjoy! I want to get some distance and perspective and I’m lucky enough that I have this opportunity to do so.

So this means a few things:

1. If you have anything awesome you think I should see in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Madrid or Berlin, please let me know! I don’t have any plans currently so I’d love to hear what cool things I should see!

2. I’m subletting my room for the month of August! It’s discounted: 650 plus utilities! It’s a six block walk to the Jefferson L train and there’s a laundromat and bodega near by! Let me know if you know anyone who’s interested (or if you are)!

3. There will be guest hosts for my shows!

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-SUPERNOVA will be hosted by:

-Magnet house team member and former SUPERNOVA coach BRANSON REESE on the 3rd and the 17th of August!

-Former SUPERNOVA member and current FART POLICE-man IAN O’KEEFE on the 10th and the 24th of August!

-Former SUPERNOVA member and current SUPERNOVA coach STEPHEN GARDELLA on August 31st!

These guys will be hosting the show and functioning as me, giving notes to teams that do not have coaches present. They have my full confidence and a ton of handsome charm!

Come check them out and all the great teams every Sunday in August at 6pm at Brit Pack!

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-The Hero Show will be hosted in August by my great fill-in hosts for June: Mr. Joe DiBella and Ms. Jenny St. Angelo!

Come check them out and a bunch of great people playing with their heroes on Saturday August 23rd at 6:45pm at The Creek!

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And I think that’s it! Thank you so much to everyone in this wonderful community for making me a part of it, to my rents for giving me this trip for my admittedly extremely adolescent 27th birthday and to my great friends. PLEASE give me your cool spots to visit in Europe and any leads on a subletter and if I don’t see you in the next two weeks, I’ll see you in September!

Love,
Nick

I did things in my 30s that were ignored by the world, that could have been quickly labeled a failure. Here’s a classic example; in 1974 I did a movie called Phantom of the Paradise. Phantom of the Paradise, which was a huge flop in this country. There were only two cities in the world where it had any real success: Winnipeg, in Canada, and Paris, France. So, okay, let’s write it off as a failure. Maybe you could do that.

But all of the sudden, I’m in Mexico, and a 16-year-old boy comes up to me at a concert with an album - a Phantom of the Paradise soundtrack- and asks me to sign it. I sign it. Evidently I was nice to him and we had a nice little conversation. I don’t remember the moment, I remember signing the album (I don’t know if I think I remember or if I actually remember). But this little 14 or 16, whatever old this guy was… Well I know who the guy is now because I’m writing a musical based on Pan’s Labyrinth; it’s Guillermo del Toro.

The work that I’ve done with Daft Punk it’s totally related to them seeing Phantom of the Paradise 20 times and deciding they’re going to reach out to this 70-year-old songwriter to get involved in an album called Random Access Memories.

So, what is the lesson in that? The lesson for me is being very careful about what you label a failure in your life. Be careful about throwing something in the round file as garbage because you may find that it’s the headwaters of a relationship that you can’t even imagine it’s coming in your future.

Paul Williams  (via albinwonderland)

I agree with this. Very eloquent.

TCGS @ DCM 16: TCGame of ThroneS (And a chance to see the pilot!)

thechrisgethardshow:

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Tickets and Info at DelCloseMarathon.com!

Last year at the Del Close Marathon, TCGS put together a show where you were able to enter a series of tents to hang out one on one with your favorite members of the TCGS family. It was interactive and weird and super fun.

This year we’re upping the ante by linking you up with cast members so you can FIGHT other cast members and other AUDIENCE members. It will be a tournament unlike anything the world’s ever seen, with your favorite public access absurdist goofballs honoring Del Close in a series of competitive trials.

It’s going to be interactive theater of the most competitive and perhaps physically risky caliber.

I don’t know if anyone else in America feels this way, but the past few years I’ve been into this TV show called Game of Thrones, and the book series it was spawned from. And that gave me an idea – why can’t we try to live for one night in a world that works like that world? Why can’t we layer the TCGS universe on top of a pseudo-medieval society, then hold a tournament where actual audience members compete in a tournament where they face off for an ultimate prize?

WHY NOT?

Here’s how our show at DCM will work this year…

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This is crazy and fun.

melleigh:


This machine allows anyone to work for minimum wage for as long as they like. Turning the crank on the side releases one penny every 4.97 seconds, for a total of $7.25 per hour. This corresponds to minimum wage for a person in New York. This piece is brilliant on multiple levels, particularly as social commentary. Without a doubt, most people who started operating the machine for fun would quickly grow disheartened and stop when realizing just how little they’re earning by turning this mindless crank. A person would then conceivably realize that this is what nearly two million people in the United States do every day…at much harder jobs than turning a crank. This turns the piece into a simple, yet effective argument for raising the minimum wage.

god damn

melleigh:

This machine allows anyone to work for minimum wage for as long as they like. Turning the crank on the side releases one penny every 4.97 seconds, for a total of $7.25 per hour. This corresponds to minimum wage for a person in New York. This piece is brilliant on multiple levels, particularly as social commentary. Without a doubt, most people who started operating the machine for fun would quickly grow disheartened and stop when realizing just how little they’re earning by turning this mindless crank. A person would then conceivably realize that this is what nearly two million people in the United States do every day…at much harder jobs than turning a crank. This turns the piece into a simple, yet effective argument for raising the minimum wage.

god damn

talkingtcgs:

Written by Sam Bradley
  • JD Amato – London – Can be the best place can be the most evil, in charge of everything
  • Chris Gethard – Manchester – Chip on it’s shoulder, aggressive yet thoughtful,friend to the arts, always down to party, friend to the people. Rains a lot.

wheneveritisnottherainyseason:

I sent this in to Talkin’ TCGS, and since it didn’t end up on the podcast, I figured I’d post it here. This is the culmination of a couple of months of thinkin’.

Chris Gethard - Captain Jonathan Archer of the Enterprise NX-01 (Star Trek: Enterprise)
Although…

Honestly thrilled!

emilyhoffman:

I know this may be basic to many of my artist and nerd friends but I’m really proud I taught Argos to walk.

Talking is next.

jonbershad:

davidjguzman:

blastopodcast:

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In the tradition of National Lampoon, Monty Python, Firesign Theatre, Cheech and Chong, Nichols and May and other greats, Blasto Podcast Network presents Soft Spots and Bald Spots: A DAMSEL Sketch Comedy Album. DAMSEL brings the best of sketch comedy in New York City today and puts it in…

Here’s a sketch comedy album a bunch of wonderful people and I made, and it’s up on iTunes now! Follow the link and download it and give it listen!

Listen to the sweet, sweet sounds of my voice in this very funny sketch podcast!

I hear some very pretty friends of mine have sketches in this and David Guzman is pretty great too.