Christopher Paul "Chris" Gethard (born May 23, 1980) is an American actor, comedian, writer. and host

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Chris Gethard


Chris Gethard


Comedian, actor, talk show host, improvisor, writer, editor

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of "The Chris Gethard Show", a public-access talkshow based out of New York City. He and his older brother The Greggulator, are frequent callers and guests of The Best Show on WFMU.

Life and careerEdit

Born Christopher Paul Gethard to parents Martha and Jeremy Gethard. Gethard is the author of Weird NY, a book detailing the ghost stories and urban legends of New York, and A Bad Idea I'm About to Do, a collection of stories from Gethard's life, which has been highlighted on This American Life. Previously, Gethard served as an editorial assistant for the popular Weird NJ and Weird US publications.

In addition to his books, Gethard is an improvisational actor who works largely out of Manhattan's Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. He is in the longform improvisation team The Stepfathers.  He has also been part of the UCB Theater's national touring company. An early noted work was entitled Darryl, a one-man show where he portrayed troubled baseball player Darryl Strawberry.

Gethard was featured on Variety magazine's "Ten Comics to Watch in 2010" list, and in 2012 was chosen as the first honoree of IFC's Adopt-a-Comic promotion.

Gethard has appeared in multiple videos. He has also appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Hope and Faith, and Comedy Central's Crossballs. In April 2010, he was tapped as the lead, alongside Horatio Sanz and Chris Parnell, in the Comedy Central sitcom Big Lake

He is an avid fan of The Smiths and has two tattoos related to the band—Morrissey's signature on his right shoulder (based on an actual signature he got in marker on his arm), and "It takes strength to be gentle and kind," a lyric from "I Know It's Over," on his right bicep.

He currently hosts The Chris Gethard Show, a talk show that airs on New York City public-access and is streaming around the world on Gethard's website.

On The Best ShowEdit

On November 2, 2011, Tom Scharpling appeared on The Chris Gethard Show's Sibling Rivalry Episode, mediating a dispute between Chris and Greg.

On the January 10, 2012 episode, Gethard appeared in-studio with his brother The Greggulator to promote his book of memoirs, A Bad Idea I'm About to Do, which had been released that very day.

In the summer of 2012, Gethard traveled from Los Angeles to Tennessee, relying only on the kindness of strangers from the internet for food, rides, and lodging to get himself cross-country in time to perform at that year's Bonnaroo music festival. In preparation for the trip, he called into the May 22, 2012 episode of The Best Show to beg for help, prompting Tom to declare the trip the "worst idea ever." Nevertheless, Gethard successfully made the trip and performed the show.

Episodes featuring Chris GethardEdit