Chris Gethard is a writer, actor and comedian living in New York City. A mainstay performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, he has also performed at the Just For Laughs festivals in both Montreal and Chicago and South by Southwest as well as various colleges and theaters throughout the United States. He was named one of Variety's Ten Comics to Watch in 2010, and he has been on on "This American Life."
Chris was a guest writer at "Saturday Night Live." He was also an original writer for "Onion News Network," which launched its online platform with a sketch he wrote that was written about in The New York Times. He also sold a pilot to Comedy Central.
Chris is the creator and host of "The Chris Gethard Show," a variety and talk show that began as a stage show at UCB before becoming a weekly live public access show during the summer of 2011. The show has a fervent cult following, and it is known for staging amazing stunts such as using a Twitter campaign to book Sean "Diddy" Combs as a guest on the show. Chris once granted a young fan the night of her life by devoting an entire episode to her and booking all of her favorite celebrities. "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. Chris has also promoted the show as a guest on both "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" and "Conan."
Chris is the author of the book "A Bad Idea I'm About to Do," which was named one of the Huffington Post's ten books to read in January 2012. He is also the author of the book "Weird New York" and the co-author of "Weird N.J." volumes one and two, "Weird U.S." and "Weird Virginia."
As an actor, Chris appeared in "Iron Man 3" in 2013; later this year, he can be seen opposite Mila Kunis and Robin Williams in "The Angriest Man in Brooklyn." Chris was also in multiple episodes of the final season of NBC's "The Office."