Given Chris Gethard’s personality and career path, it would not be unreasonable to assume that he is bored with the conventional – and he is. Chris is an American actor, writer, and, most importantly, comedian. He is best known as the host of the comedy show The Chris Gethard Show. The show, which is based in New York City, was originally a live show performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. It eventually evolved into a comedy phone and variety talk show on Manhattan Neighbourhood Network on June 22, 2011.
He is also the host of the Beautiful Anonymous podcast and co-host of the In Your Dreams podcast.
Chris Gethard Biography and Career
Gethard was born and raised by his parents, Ken and Sally Gethard, in West Orange, New Jersey. The comedian was born on May 23, 1980, and when he came of age, he enrolled in West Orange High School. There are no details of his time in high school. However, Chris attended Rutgers University.
In 2000, while at Rutgers University, he began taking improvisational acting classes at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. There he met a number of people who would later help him put together his self-titled talk show, Comedy Central’s The Christ Gethard Show. The show was eventually acquired by Fusion and then by truTV in 2017.
During his studies at the Theater der Bürgerbrigade, he was also a member of the long-form improvisation team The Stepfathers. Later he wrote the web series The Most Award Boy In The World, which is entitled The Most Award Boy In The World. The series also starred his friend and stepfather member, Zach Woods.
Chris has an extensive acting portfolio. The comedian appeared in the 2009 film May The Best Man Win as a character named Tommy. In 2014 he played a character named Dr. Jordan Reed in Phil Alden’s movie The Angriest Man in Brooklyn. For the film, he worked with the famous Robin Williams.
In the third installation of the Iron Man films, Iron Man 3, Gethard played the role of a character known simply as Juan, although the role was not credited. He was Bill in the 2016 film Don’t Think Twice and played himself in Ghostbusters that same year. Gethard has also worked with names like Anna Faris, John Reilly, Will Ferrell, P. Diddy, and Hugh Jackman.
He has also hosted, hosted, and starred on a variety of television talk shows and series, particularly since 2004, and was a writer and extra on the comedy central show Crossballs: The Debate Show. He was also a guest author on an episode of Saturday Night Live in 2007, an episode that featured Scarlett Johansson. In 2015 he accompanied Amy Schumer in her comedy television series Inside Amy Schumer. In 2017 he appeared as himself in the HBO special Chris Gethard: Career Suicide.
While his career as an actor and comedian flourished, Chris began to take up writing. True to his nature, he wrote a book entitled Weird NY. The book is a collection of folklore, urban legends, and ghost stories from New York City. He also wrote another title, A Bad Idea I’m About To Do, a diary with a series of events from his personal life. Gethard also once served as an editorial assistant for the biannual magazine Weird NJ and for the History Channel’s reality television series, the Weird U.S. The show was created by the founders of Weird NJ, Mark Moran, and Mark Sceurman.
Gethard even named an album after him. On April 22, 2014, he released his first album, aptly titled My Comedy Album, on Giovanni Records. It was announced by the A.V. Club as one of the best comedy albums of the year. It also received an almost perfect rating of 9.2/10 from Paste Magazine.
Who is Chris Gethard Wife?
Chris is married to the bandleader of his self-titled show. Her name is Hallie Bulliet. The couple had been together for some time before Chris asked the question and they were married on August 30, 2014. The service was delivered by his colleague Murf Meyer, who is also a member of the cast of the Chris Gethard Show.
Hallie is a performing artist trained in New York. She made her debut in the Broadway show RENT. She is also a songwriter, singer, and instrumentalist. Bulliet has toured extensively with her band The Unlovables and Hiccup and The Hissyfits. Her songs have been heard on stations such as MTV and used in children’s shows on The Cartoon Network. She has also appeared on shows such as Live with Regis and Kelly and Good Morning America.
Other quick facts you need to know about the comedian
1. Chris is a die-hard fan of “The Smiths”
The Smiths is an English rock band that was formed in 1982 in Manchester. Gethard is an avid fan of their music and even has two tattoos inspired by the band. He has a real signature of the singer of the band, Morrisey, tattooed on his right shoulder. And on his right biceps, he has the words “It takes strength to be gentle and kind” printed on it. The words are a text from the band song I Know It’s Over.
2. A certified weirdo
The comedian is either nonchalant about his well-being and security or he has an unshakable trust in the goodwill of strangers. Gethard once hitchhiked from Los Angeles to Bonnaroo in Tennessee, relying on nothing but the help of strangers. He documented the entire experience in a series of YouTube videos. One of the videos shows him memorably driving a fire engine.
3. Chris is a master at fan interaction
During one of the episodes of his show The Chris Gethard Show, a woman called and asked Chris bluntly what the purpose of the show was. Chris’ answer underlines his talent as a master interpreter. He invited the woman to join the cast and she became a regular guest for four months. This marked the beginning of a trend to occasionally include a casual fan in the cast for 15 episodes.