“If I want to take a vacation and relax, I do a drama. But if I want to work hard and be very serious, I do a comedy.”Gene Wilder, 1978
Souce: Eyes On Cinema
What a ball of energy this man was! He would have been 55 today.
This was one of my better subtle jokes in high school.
Pre-Taped Call-In Show
Great Seeing You Again Guy
The Story Of Everest
The Fairsley Difference
Blow Up The Moon
Halifax Laughing Club
Buying An MP3 Player
Trouble With Sleeping
The Chris Gethard Show was an insane call-in show that began its television run on the public access channel Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) back in 2011. It was picked up by Fusion for two seasons and then ran on TruTV in 2017, where it became the network’s lowest-rated show until its cancellation earlier this month.
The show was always fun and never took itself seriously. Here are some of its best episodes:
“One Man’s Trash”
The show at its finest.
Paul Scheer and Jason Mantzoukas put Chris in his place for an hour in a way that will never be matched. Every minute of the episode it funny. Chris’ poker face was fantastic in not revealing anything. The reveal of what is in the dumpster does not disappoint.
“Random Andrew and The Hero’s Journey”
A very full episode with Gethard punishment, Random Andrew heroics and Vuvuzelas.
“Straight Up Phone Sex”
Everybody jumped into this thing head first, and I love it. Hannibal Burress is as funny as it gets and his level of commitment was in keeping with his voice.
“The Blindfold Show”
A very reaction-based episode. It is fantastic.
Crazy. Just crazy.
“Checking In With Alyssa”
The episode with the most heart.
“The Crowd-Source Character Contest” Episodes
I loved the insane characters brought to life. My personal favorite — Ira Ass in episode 3. He nails it.