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

In Your Dreams with Chris Gethard, presented by Casper

What's the most puzzling dream you've ever had? Maybe it was a fear dream, a love dream, a death dream, a recurring dream, or just complete nonsense. Ever wonder what it could possibly mean? Chris Gethard (Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People) and Gary Richardson are here to help you figure it out. On their new podcast, In Your Dreams, Chris and Gary team up to help you unravel the mysteries of the dream world. Listeners are invited to call (810) DREAM-68 and record the story of their most memorable dreams. Then, each week, Chris (an admitted layman) and Gary (an expert of questionable credentials) offer up their analysis of the most interesting dream submissions. Plus, some very special guests join in to help with the analysis, and to talk about their own bizarre dreams. While their expertise may be up for debate, one thing's for certain: Chris and Gary are on a serious mission to get to the bottom of their listeners' most puzzling nighttime musings.

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

Skunk Trunk Weezer Fight

improv4humans #556June 23, 2022

Chris Gethard and Pam Murphy join Matt Besser for scenes about ethically fighting at a rock show, Disney’s hired heartbreaker, Teal Swan, comedy acts getting real on the issues, and more!


Chris Gethard

Chris Gethard joins Andy Richter to talk about building a community, the toll fame takes on mental health, being honest on stage and more.


Earwolf Presents: Beautiful Anonymous

Earwolf Presents #187November 11, 2021

Looking for the best comedy podcasts? Earwolf Presents showcases our talented hosts and our favorite episodes from the Earwolf universe! Let us surprise you! Here is: Beautiful Anonymous with Chris Gethard. An art school grad talks about his success working in an…


The HiStudio Hype House with Chris Gethard

Scam Goddess #94July 12, 2021

What's poppin' con-gregation? This week, Chris Gethard joins us to discuss how a CEO created a Hype House style podcasting network that led to lawsuits and fallout. Plus, someone steals more than 42,000 pounds of pistachios in California. Stay schemin'!   Research by Kaeyln…


Just Like Heaven and Andy Kaufman’s Son

improv4humans #506July 7, 2021

Ronnie Adrian, Chris Gethard, and Toni Charline join Matt Besser this week for scenes about sidelining Lady Gaga at a barbecue, dirty cocktail attire, a Colonel Sanders conspiracy, and much more.


Chris Gethard

Comedian, podcaster, and tv host Chris Gethard joins Jameela this week to discuss mental health stigma, cover the ways his mental health was shaped by a childhood in a rough environment, share hilarious bully retribution stories, and explore how his relationship with…


Chris Gethard, Our Sirius Mixer Friend

CHRIS GETHARD returns to help The Boys prepare for the Earwolf-Sirius XM mixer.


Season 3, Ep 49 - Ranger (w/ Chris Gethard)

We finally have a ranger on, and he has a complicated relationship with animal companions. Credits Arnie: Arnie Niekamp Chunt: Adal Rifai Usidore: Matt Young Karktur the Ranger: Chris Gethard Mysterious Man: Tim Sniffen Producers: Arnie Niekamp, Matt Young, and Adal Rifai…


Murder Juice: LIVE from SF Sketchfest

improv4humans #432January 29, 2020

Colton Dunn, Chris Gethard, and Horatio Sanz join Matt Besser for a LIVE episode from SF Sketchfest! They take audience suggestions that inspire scenes about a pickleball locker room, aggressive cures for tinnitus, soft swinging for an uber rating, bringing a smart…


Chris Gethard Presents Podcast 23: Planet Party Town Presents: An American Girl In Paris (Part Deux) (In Search of C.H.R.I.S) Made in America

Earwolf Presents #135November 22, 2019

When Geth is called away, Justin and Maya conduct a search for the next host of the Chris Gethard Presents Podcast. 


Chris Gethard Presents Podcast 22: Warm-Up Improv: The Podcast

Earwolf Presents #134November 15, 2019

Chris is angry, Justin is a jerk, two of the panelists have recently had panic attacks, and Planet Partytown Goes Hollywood.  Guests: Mike Hanford, Bardia Salimi, and Maya Sharma. 


Chris Gethard Presents Podcast 21: Politician or Serial Killer?

Earwolf Presents #133November 8, 2019

A road trip across the country, a chance meeting in a waffle house, and the mystery of who cut off their finger while in captivity.  Guests: Negin Farsad, Sarah Squirm, Maya Sharma and Harry Nelson


Chris Gethard Presents Podcast 20: Complaint Line

Earwolf Presents #132November 1, 2019

Due to a marketing error the gang is forced to field calls for company's customer complaint line. Plus, Planet Party Town holds auditions to be the podcast's latest bot. Guests: Rachel Joravsky, Riley Soloner, and Maya Sharma


Chris Gethard Presents Podcast 19: The Funniest Words

Earwolf Presents #130October 25, 2019

Geth and the panel decide on the funniest possible words. Plus: God goes trick or treating.  Guests: Maya Sharma, Clare O'Kane and Carmen Christopher.


Chris Gethard Presents Podcast 18: We Breed Heroes 

Earwolf Presents #128October 18, 2019

Gethard is joined by Greg Stone and Anthony DeVito to answer listener calls about their home state of New Jersey. Plus: a raw behind the scenes look at the making of Planet Party Town.  Guests: Greg Stone, Anthony DeVito, Maya Sharma, and Ian Lockwood


Chris Gethard Presents Podcast 17: Marty & Meyer

Earwolf Presents #126October 11, 2019

The generational divide is put to the test when the panel plays a pop cultural game of two truths and a lie. Plus, the tearful finale of My Three Dads. Guests: John Hodgman, Connor Ratliff, Andrés Govea, and Maya Sharma


Chris Gethard Presents Podcast 16: Wedding Episode

Earwolf Presents #125October 4, 2019

The gang prepares for Maya's pending nuptials, soliciting help from the panel and listener calls to craft the perfect podcast wedding.  Guests: Max Wittert, Clare O’Kane, Ian Lockwood, and Maya Sharma


Chris Gethard Presents Podcast 15: Roast of Satan

Earwolf Presents #123September 27, 2019

Gethard and the panel discuss personal and comediac castrophies. Plus: the gang is visited by God.  Guests: Tim Lamphier, Christi Chiello, and Maya Sharma 


Chris Gethard Presents Podcast 14: To Make a Cloud a Square

Earwolf Presents #122September 20, 2019

Geth and the panel discuss comedy that cheers them up during difficult times and take listener calls Plus: The final installment of Podcast in Space.  Guests: Rachel Pegram, Matt Porter and Maya Sharma. 


Chris Gethard Presents Podcast 13: The Continuing Adventures of Mr. Grandolf Oaf, The King's Old Son

Earwolf Presents #121September 13, 2019

A fire threatens to destroy Earwolf studios. The rescue mission on Planet Party Town takes an unexpected turn. Geth and the panel take calls on every comedian's two favorite subjects: sports and finance. Guests: Mary Houlihan, Tim Platt, Maya Sharma, and Ian…


Chris Gethard Presents Podcast 12: Prank Calls in Space

Earwolf Presents #120September 6, 2019

Gethard and guests discuss the bygone history of prank phone calls before asking listeners to call in and prank the panel themselves. Plus, when Chris is kidnapped by a murderous alien the panel has to deduce on which planet he’s behind held…


Chris Gethard Presents Podcast 11: Gethard’s Guide to NY Comedy

Earwolf Presents #119August 30, 2019

Veteran award-winning comedian Chris Gethard shares his definitive guide on how to make it in New York comedy. Plus, when a popular advice comedian talk show host dies it’s up to co-host Justin and his co-host Maya to find a replacement. Guests:…


Chris Gethard Presents Podcast 10: The Behind-the-Scenes Episode

Earwolf Presents #116August 22, 2019

Go behind the scenes of the CGP office drama. Justin and gang re-create the greatest scenes from Six Feet Under. Caller Dave Cohen coins his catchphrase “How’s it Cohen?” Featuring: Sam Taggart, Max Wittert & Maya Sharma


Chris Gethard Presents Podcast 9: Traffic Cone Bone Zone

Earwolf Presents #115August 15, 2019

Chris & the panel try to determine if anything can be sexy and funny at the same time, then take calls. Plus: Justin bot’s life is in danger! Featuring: Griffin Newman, Leah Bonnema, Rachel Kaly, and listener calls.


Chris Gethard Presents Podcast 7: Tony Soprano’s Ukulele

Earwolf Presents #112August 2, 2019

Chris is having a bad day, Justin (who is still a robot) conducts a choose-your-own-adventure morality experiment, and the panel discusses how working in comedy affects relationships. Guests: Joe Rumrill, Rachel Pegram, Dan Licata and Maya Sharma as Dr. Kerwin Korwin.


Chris Gethard Presents Podcast Episode 6: Being Nice is Nice

Earwolf Presents #111July 26, 2019

Chris gathers a panel of the kindest comedians he knows to talk about niceness in comedy. Justin battles a robot to see who is the better co-host. Then, callers attempt to help the guests unleash their inner rage. Guests: Joe Rumrill, Leah…


Chris Gethard Presents Episode 5: Chris Reads Stereotypes

Earwolf Presents #108July 19, 2019

Geth conducts a slightly regressive but well-meaning scientific experiment, Justin is replaced by a robot, and the gang plays “Reverse Hungry Jake.” Guests: Josh Sharp, Michael Cruz Kayne, and Carmen Christopher.


Chris Gethard Presents Podcast Episode 4: Pizza Gate Is Real

Earwolf Presents #107July 12, 2019

Geth and the guests discuss how comedians know how far to go when making light of difficult topics. The fate of the world is determined when alien android Patio returns for revenge. Then the gang takes calls on the topic of “Comedy.”…


The Other Side Wants Us Dead

Fake The Nation #156July 11, 2019

Chris Gethard and Marcia Belsky join Negin to talk about a variety of quick-fire topics such the current administration’s attempt to put a citizenship question on the U.S. census, the Jeffrey Epstein case, the resignation of a UK ambassador, proposed election security…


Chris Gethard Presents Podcast Episode 3: Competitive Acting

Earwolf Presents #106July 3, 2019

Chris and the gang discuss comedians doing serious acting, listeners ask questions about space, and an extraterrestrial force threatens to destroy life as we know it.  This week: Christi Chiello, Connor Ratliff, Ike Ufomadu & callers


Chris Gethard

Comedian and Fellow Earwolf Podcaster Chris Gethard (Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People) joins Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to talk about going from worshipping Conan in college to doing bits on the Late Night with Conan O’Brien show, one of…


WOMP It Up! Best Of Guests

WOMP It Up! #81January 21, 2019

Hey Wompsters! Did you know we’ve had some pretty amazing guests this past year?  This week we’re bringing you a Best Of episode with some of our favorite guests, including Jon Gabrus (High and Mighty, CBB), Natasha Rothwell (HBO’s Insecure), D’Arcy Carden (The…


Best of The Bible

improv4humans #374December 19, 2018

In the beginning, Matty B created improv4humans. Then Matty B said, “Let there be a compilation of the greatest biblical improv scenes ever performed on this show”, and there was a compilation of biblical scenes. And Matty B saw the compilation, and…


Chris Gethard - Spotlight On: Lil’ Nicky Again

WOMP It Up! #66October 8, 2018

Marissa and Listler practice saying yes to life on another episode of WOMP It Up! They call up student and pal of the show Lil’ Nicky (Chris Gethard) to hear why he’s under house arrest and where all his pubic hair went.…


Jazz Singer: LIVE!

How Did This Get Made? #176November 24, 2017

Chris Gethard (Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People and The Chris Gethard Show) joins Paul, June, and Jason to discuss the 1980 remake of The Jazz Singer starring Neil Diamond. Recorded live from the Now Hear This Festival in New York City, they…


First Is The Worst (w/ Chris Gethard, Anna Drezen)

Dr Gameshow #1October 25, 2017

Jo and Manolo welcome Chris Gethard (Beautiful Anonymous, The Chris Gethard Show) and Anna Drezen (SNL, How May We Hate You) for the debut episode of Dr. Gameshow on Earwolf.  Games played: Manolo's Rhyming Ring, Was I Who, Was Me Who, and…


Hot Tub Diarrhea

Comedy Bang Bang #506August 28, 2017

Comedian Chris Gethard of Beautiful/Anonymous joins Scott and this week’s co-host John Lennon, formerly of The Beatles on Comedy Bang! Bang! They talk about Chris leaving his mark on movie sets, being given the role of Iron Man in Iron Man 3…


Live from The Bell House w/ Chris Gethard and Rachel Dratch

Ronna & Beverly #160June 2, 2017

Ronna & Beverly come at you LIVE from The Bell House in New York to get in deep with comedians Chris Gethard and Rachel Dratch! First, we hear about the girls' sojourn through the nation's capital, and then they talk to Chris…


In Your Dreams with Chris Gethard presented by Casper

Earwolf Presents #71March 22, 2017

Episode 1: Aparna Nancherla – The Richardsonian Method of Dream Analysis Our inaugural episode kicks off with dreams about 80s pop superstar Huey Lewis, demon children with pink eye, and the age old question of whether Yoo-hoo is for children or adults.…


Chris Gethard: Nerding Out on the Founding Fathers

Comedian Chris Gethard (Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People) was introduced to musical theatre when, as he puts it, he played Conrad Birdie as a "prepubescent, feminine eighth-grader." Flash forward two decades and Chris met Lin-Manuel Miranda in rehearsals for a This American…


Chris Gethard, Sean's Close Friend

Sean sits down with Chris Gethard to do an episode with him as good as the one Hayes did or even more.


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…


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…


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…


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,…


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…


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…


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.


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.


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,…


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…


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…


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…


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,…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…



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…


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…


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…


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…


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.


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…


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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