Chris Gethard explains his philosophy of entertainment.

Pissy-Pants Challenge, Space Olympics, and Other Ideas The Chris Gethard Show Couldn’t Use

Pissy-Pants Challenge, Space Olympics, and Other Ideas The Chris Gethard Show Couldn’t Use

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
May 29 2018 8:00 PM

Chris Gethard Can’t Fake It

The impresario of The Chris Gethard Show explains his philosophy of entertainment: Be a little more real.

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Chris Gethard at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 27 in California.

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Comedian Chris Gethard reflects on how things have changed for his madcap live show, starting from its days on a public access channel to its current home on TruTV. “It’s more a TV show than it’s ever been, the larger platforms that we get to,” says Gethard. “But … it’s me, it’s really me and I’m letting my guard down.” The season finale of The Chris Gethard Show airs Tuesday on TruTV.

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