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[Video] Chris Gethard has a billboard

Chris Gethard in Manhattan

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Chris Gethard is IFC’s first addition to our Adopt-A-Comic family. Stay tuned for many more videos from Chris.

Hey everyone – Chris here. When IFC told me they were putting up a billboard with my image on it, I was floored. I am a self-conscious idiot who grew up in Northern New Jersey, and it’s inconceivable to me that there would ever be a situation that necessitates a 30 foot by 30 foot image of me floating above the streets of Manhattan.

My friend and director JD Amato followed me with a camera the first time I went to check it out, and it was pretty shocking to see my pale doughy shirtless body up there. I figured I’d stick around the neighborhood and bask in the glory of being a guy on a billboard for a while… I’ll admit that I thought it would stroke my ego a bit to be recognized. Little did I know how brutally unrealistic that expectation was.

I want to make it very clear – we did not edit this video to play the way it does. No interactions wound up on the cutting room floor after people recognized me. It went down legitimately the way we portray it here. Also, the looks of desperation, rejection, and hopelessness that wash over my face over the course of the video are all very authentic as well. I hope you enjoy this video – don’t feel bad if you want to laugh at my pathetic neediness and the resulting suffering!

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Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

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Wedding Planners

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Disaster Hut

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Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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