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Have you watched the Chris Gethard Show yet?

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As you may have heard ’round the old watercooler, we recently adopted a comic. Specifically, we adopted Chris Gethard. He really needed it.

But Chris has some seriously funny accomplishments under his belt, which helped pad his adoption resume. In addition to being a hilarious stand-up comic and renowned contestant on Bunk, he is the creator and host of The Chris Gethard Show. TCGS as the cool kids call it (not that we know any) is a variety and talk show that began as a stage show at the infamous Upright Citizens Brigade before becoming a weekly live public access show during the summer of 2011. The show has a fervent cult following, and is known for staging bizarre stunts such as using Twitter to book Sean “Diddy” Combs as a guest on the show, loading the entire audience on a bus to partake in a show that traveled to landmarks from Chris’s childhood in New Jersey as the show was happening, and booking numerous television celebrities to meet a fan on public access TV in an effort to give her the best night of her entire life. The Chris Gethard Show has been written about in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, and dozens of other publications. So if you haven’t watched it, you’re REALLY out of the loop. Luckily we are here to help. Here are some of our favorite clips from the Chris Gethard Show. You’re welcome:

How often do you get to watch two Spidermen fight with Wiffle bats? Not often enough. Rectify that by watching this over and over again:

Here’s Chris getting his nipples clamped by a friendly neighborhood dominatrix:

Here a person dressed up as Optimus Prime uses a Kermit The Frog puppet to sing along to a muppets song while Chris is blindfolded. Nothing weird at all.:

Here’s Dru Johnson, Master Impressionist:

The Chris Gethard Show, airs live online at www.thechrisgethardshow.com. Want to see the spectacle for yourself? Email zerolaughs@gmail.com for tickets.

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Millennial Wisdom

Charles Speaks For Us All

Get to know Charles, the social media whiz of Brockmire.

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He may be an unlikely radio producer Brockmire, but Charles is #1 when it comes to delivering quips that tie a nice little bow on the absurdity of any given situation.

Charles also perfectly captures the jaded outlook of Millennials. Or at least Millennials as mythologized by marketers and news idiots. You know who you are.

Played superbly by Tyrel Jackson Williams, Charles’s quippy nuggets target just about any subject matter, from entry-level jobs in social media (“I plan on getting some experience here, then moving to New York to finally start my life.”) to the ramifications of fictional celebrity hookups (“Drake and Taylor Swift are dating! Albums y’all!”). But where he really nails the whole Millennial POV thing is when he comments on America’s second favorite past-time after type II diabetes: baseball.

Here are a few pearls.

On Baseball’s Lasting Cultural Relevance

“Baseball’s one of those old-timey things you don’t need anymore. Like cursive. Or email.”

On The Dramatic Value Of Double-Headers

“The only thing dumber than playing two boring-ass baseball games in one day is putting a two-hour delay between the boring-ass games.”

On Sartorial Tradition

“Is dressing badly just a thing for baseball, because that would explain his jacket.”

On Baseball, In A Nutshell

“Baseball is a f-cked up sport, and I want you to know it.”


Learn more about Charles in the behind-the-scenes video below.

And if you were born before the late ’80s and want to know what the kids think about Baseball, watch Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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Crown Jules

Amanda Peet FTW on Brockmire

Amanda Peet brings it on Brockmire Wednesday at 10P on IFC.

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On Brockmire, Jules is the unexpected yin to Jim Brockmire’s yang. Which is saying a lot, because Brockmire’s yang is way out there. Played by Amanda Peet, Jules is hard-drinking, truth-spewing, baseball-loving…everything Brockmire is, and perhaps what he never expected to encounter in another human.

“We’re the same level of functional alcoholic.”


But Jules takes that commonality and transforms it into something special: a new beginning. A new beginning for failing minor league baseball team “The Frackers”, who suddenly about-face into a winning streak; and a new beginning for Brockmire, whose life gets a jumpstart when Jules lures him back to baseball. As for herself, her unexpected connection with Brockmire gives her own life a surprising and much needed goose.

“You’re a Goddamn Disaster and you’re starting To look good to me.”

This palpable dynamic adds depth and complexity to the narrative and pushes the series far beyond expected comedy. See for yourself in this behind-the-scenes video (and brace yourself for a unforgettable description of Brockmire’s genitals)…

Want more about Amanda Peet? She’s all over the place, and has even penned a recent self-reflective piece in the New York Times.

And of course you can watch the Jim-Jules relationship hysterically unfold in new episodes of Brockmire, every Wednesday at 10PM on IFC.

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Draught Pick

Sam Adams “Keeps It Brockmire”

All New Brockmire airs Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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From baseball to beer, Jim Brockmire calls ’em like he sees ’em.

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It’s no wonder at all, then, that Sam Adams would reach out to Brockmire to be their shockingly-honest (and inevitably short-term) new spokesperson. Unscripted and unrestrained, he’ll talk straight about Sam—and we’ll take his word. Check out this new testimonial for proof:

See more Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC, presented by Samuel Adams. Good f***** beer.

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