Chris Gethard is a New York-based comedian, actor, writer, podcaster and musician. If that wasn’t enough, he also hosted a talk show for nearly 10 years, which incidentally became his most well-known and beloved endeavor, nearly gaining him a cult following. “The Chris Gethard Show,” as it was eponymously called, started as a live performance before getting picked up by cable networks. The show featured highly elaborate situational comedy, awkward phone calls with strangers and occasionally involved Gethard subjecting himself to abuse. At least one of those aspects survives in Gethard’s current project, “Beautiful/Anonymous,” a conceptual podcast in which Gethard tweets his phone number, receives a random call and must converse with the person on the other end for an hour. This inevitably leads to some interesting interactions. Gethard’s 40 Watt show will be stand up, so expect plenty of audience interaction.
WHO: Chris Gethard
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 14, 8 p.m.
WHERE: 40 Watt Club
HOW MUCH: $20
Like what you just read? Support Flagpole by making a donation today. Every dollar you give helps fund our ongoing mission to provide Athens with quality, independent journalism.