Chris Gethard

Chris Gethard is the host of the podcast Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People and The Chris Gethard Show, a bizarre talk show on the Fusion network that became a cult hit on Manhattan public access over the course of five years. He’s also a stand up who’s had a half hour special on Comedy Central and tours all over the country, as well as a UCB Theater mainstay having performed at the NYC branch of their theater for sixteen years. You may have seen him come up for air in the mainstream with acting roles on shows like Broad City, Inside Amy Schumer, Parks and Recreation, The Office, and Louie, and films like The Heat and The Other Guys. He’s been heard on This American Life a bunch of times and New York Magazine once called him “The Carson of Cable Access”.

Host Information

Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People

1 phone call. 1 hour. No names. No holds barred. That’s the premise behind Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People, hosted by comedian Chris Gethard (the Chris Gethard Show, Broad City, This American Life, and one of Time Out’s “10 best comedians of 2015”). Every week, Chris opens the phone line to one anonymous caller, and he can’t hang up first, no matter what. From shocking confessions and family secrets to philosophical discussions and shameless self-promotion, anything can and will happen! Theme song by Shellshag.

Guest Appearances

Chris Gethard of Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People

The Wolf Den #106May 26, 2016

Comedian and Jersey boy Chris Gethard wasn’t quite ready to host one of the hottest and most popular podcasts around. As he explains to Adam Sachs on this episode of The Wolf Den, he thought there would be some time in the…

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The WoodyVerse

Comedy Bang Bang #422May 19, 2016

Chris Gethard welcomes Scott to the Big Apple on a New York edition of Comedy Bang! Bang! Chris tells us about the evolution of his Earwolf podcast Beautiful Anonymous, the haunted places in New Jersey, the new season of The Chris Gethard…

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Chris Gethard: Anonymous Stories From Beautiful People

Comedian Chris Gethard takes one phone call. One hour. No names. No consequences. Every week, Chris opens the phone line to one anonymous caller and he can't hang up no matter what. This week he talks with a sad boy who gets…

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The Best of i4h Vol. 6

improv4humans #231March 17, 2016

Here is what you voted for as the best scenes of 2015, humons. These performances feature Jon Gabrus, Joe Wengert, Will McLaughlin, Chad Carter, Neil Casey, Betsy Sodaro, Colton Dunn, Joe Hartzler, Andy Daly, Sean Conroy, Brett Gelman, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh,…

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Bonus: Beautiful/Anonymous with Chris Gethard

improv4humans #230.5March 15, 2016

On a bonus improv4humans, Matt Besser presents the new show from i4h regular Chris Gethard. Welcome to Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People! Every week, Chris Gethard opens the phone lines to one caller, for one hour, and he can’t hang up, no…

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Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People

Earwolf Presents #38March 9, 2016

A sneak peek at Chris Gethard’s new show “Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People,” coming to Earwolf on March 15th! 1 phone call. 1 hour. No names. No holds barred. That’s the premise behind Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People, hosted by comedian Chris Gethard…

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Chris Gethard, Our Close Friend

Hollywood Handbook #118January 26, 2016

CHRIS GETHARD joins Hayes in New York for a surprise retrospective on Big Lake, the Comedy Central show Chris starred in and Hayes wrote for, to dispel the rumors and reveal the true story once and for all.

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Kids Ask Chris Gethard Unanswerable Questions

Do dinosaurs go to heaven or hell? Why don't dogs have hands? Comedian Chris Gethard attempts to answer YOUR kids' unanswerable questions. Plus, a surprise guest gives Hillary podcasting advice.

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LIVE from DCM 17 Pt. 1

improv4humans #194July 2, 2015

Recorded LIVE at UCBeast from the 17th Annual Del Close Marathon in New York is part 1 of a colossal improv4humans with Matt Besser featuring an incredible roster of improvisers which include Ian Roberts, Adam Frucci, Ryan Haney, Joanna Bradley, Chad Carter,…

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Chris Gethard - Spotlight On: Lil' Nicky

WOMP It Up! #2May 4, 2015

Back from the Marina Del Ray Public Library, Wompler & Listler are back with another episode of WOMP IT UP hot out of the oven! During Hot Topix, we find out that Wompler agreed to be a part of a foreign exchange…

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LIVE from Just For Laughs and Outside Lands Festival

improv4humans #148August 21, 2014

It's a double header of improv4humans with Matt Besser this week as we travel to Montreal for the Just For Laughs Festival with special guests Zach Woods, Horatio Sanz, Chris Gethard, and John Gemberling! Take a listen as they learn about the…

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LIVE from the Del Close Marathon 16 Pt. 2

improv4humans #145July 31, 2014

Part 2 of the incredible improv4humans recorded LIVE from the 16th Annual Del Close Marathon in New York is here! Featuring an amazing roster of improvisers that include Shannon O’Neill, Connor Ratliff, Sebastian Conelli, Chris Gethard, Morgan Grace Jarrett, Caroline Cotter, Brian…

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Bonus: Best of Vol. 5: The Nasty Hits

improv4humans #141.5July 8, 2014

All the way from shitting robots to smegma cheese shops and beyond! It's the bonus best of improv4humans with Matt Besser aka the nasty hits featuring Ian Roberts, Lauren Lapkus, Joe Wengert, Tim Meadows, Charlie Sanders, Betsy Sodaro, John Gemberling, Stephanie Allynne,…

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LIVE from SF Sketchfest

improv4humans #121February 20, 2014

Seth Morris, Chris Gethard, and Owen Burke decide what sports will be included in the Olympics, deal with the world’s worst driver, and get emotional over fairy tales on this week’s improv4humans with Matt Besser recorded LIVE from SF Sketchfest! They’ll also…

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Committed Weirdos

The Fogelnest Files #77February 13, 2014

Chris Gethard & Jake have a special one-on-one conversation about the culture of New York City Public-Access Television recorded LIVE from SF Sketchfest! Chris & Jake chat about the early days of public access, why Chris decided to take The Chris Gethard…

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Best Of Year One

The Fogelnest Files #53September 5, 2013

Jake compiles his favorite moments from the first year of the show on this week's Best Of edition of THE FOGELNEST FILES! Fantastic moments like Megan Amram's Rosie O'Donnell story, Jen Kirkman's breakdown of Royce & Marilyn, Cheech & Chong explaining the…

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Jersey Bonding

Who Charted? #141August 14, 2013

Howard & Kulap are reunited and it feels so good! They welcome the Johnny Carson of Public Access, Chris Gethard to chart it up on this week’s WHO CHARTED! We learn if Chris is a beach person, what Diddy can do with…

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LIVE from DCM 15 Pt. 1

improv4humans #93August 8, 2013

Recorded LIVE from the 15th Annual Del Close Marathon in New York is part 1 of an epic improv4humans featuring an amazing roster of improvisers that include Chad Carter, Will Hines, Kate Riley, Chris Gethard, Jordan Klepper, Shannon O’Neill, Adam Frucci, Jeremy…

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LIVE from SXSW

The Fogelnest Files #29March 28, 2013

Doug Benson, Chris Gethard, and Andrew W.K. join Jake in their viewing positions for a LIVE edition of THE FOGELNEST FILES from SXSW! Recorded LIVE at Esther’s Follies in Austin, Texas, they’ll try to understand the logic behind the M*A*S*H karaoke music…

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Best of improv4humans Vol. 1

improv4humans #45September 20, 2012

We took to the Earwolf Forums and asked YOU which were the best scenes in the past episodes of improv4humans and had so many to choose from that we split them into two very special sampler episodes. Enjoy this pu-pu platter of…

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The Fogelnest Files

Earwolf Presents #11August 20, 2012

Welcome to the first episode of The Fogelnest Files! Jake Fogelnest has scoured the Internet and his personal archives for cool stuff to show you. This first episode was recorded live at UCBEAST as part of the CBGB Festival with special guests…

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The Fogelnest Files #1

The Fogelnest Files #1August 19, 2012

Welcome to the first episode of The Fogelnest Files! Jake Fogelnest has scoured the Internet and his personal archives for cool stuff to show you. This first episode was recorded live at UCBEAST as part of the CBGB Festival with special guests…

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Bonus Cut: 30th Monkey

improv4humans #29.5June 5, 2012

Are you a 30th monkey? Find out by listening to Adam McKay and Chris Gethard in this week's bonus cut. Just make sure you're on the right side of history, or you'll end up living like a hobo in the woods.

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No Joking Around!

improv4humans #29May 31, 2012

Sometimes in life it's just improv3people. But when those three are Matt Besser, Chris Gethard, and Adam McKay and they're talking about The Avengers, Vince Carter, and prosthetic principals, then you're in safe hands. Sure, those hands are on broken wrists, but…

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The Chris Gethard Show

The Wolf Den #41November 10, 2011

The Chris Gethard Show is just the latest crazy, hilarious, original project from Chris Gethard. Chris has spent the last few years dreaming up some of the coolest comedy projects to come out of New York City. He's used his brilliance to…

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