The Chris Gethard Show is one of the most consistently bizarre hours of television I’ve ever seen. I mean that with all the love in the world. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the popular New York public access show, I … I really don’t know what to tell you. You should watch some episodes online. Or, alternatively, you could wait to see if Comedy Central picks up the pilot they just ordered, which will be produced by Zach Galiafianakis and Funny or Die.
The cable network has ordered a pilot for TCGS, a live, interactive call-in show with roots at the UCB Theater NY, which blends talk, variety and game elements. It will be produced by Funny Or Die, looking to repeat the success it’s had with another Comedy Central talk show, new late-night entry @midnight, which was just picked up for 40 weeks. [...]
Said Funny Or Die: “This is awkward to admit, but Adam and Will have no idea who Chris Gethard is. Just heard a lot of buzz about him. And if there’s one thing Adam and Will do, it’s follow buzz. Have you heard about this whole energy drink thing?” [Deadline]
This is basically Act 1 of Wayne’s World at this point. If Rob Lowe shows up with checks for $5,000 and starts making promises, Gethard better watch his back or else he could end up temporarily losing his show AND Tia Carrere. I would hate to see that happen to someone I like. Again.