Hello all! Thanks to everyone who checked out our genuine sadness episode. It definitely lived up to its name. The calls got so dark and intense, and I can’t thank enough everyone who decided to call in and share their tales with us. I hope it was cathartic and that getting it off of your chest helped. That show got a lot of feedback and it seems that most people found it to be a positive experience and an interesting experiment, though some found it exploitative. I understand and see the merits in all viewpoints. One thing that can’t be debated, though, is that XRay Eyeballs completely crushed it.
This week we are going to explore both the ART WORLD as well as the world of TRICKING DUMMIES INTO GIVING US MONEY. I’ve mentioned from time to time on the show that it is something I love so much, it means the world to me. But it ain’t cheap! We put a lot of blood, sweat, tears, and cash into making the show as best as we can.
In brainstorming, myself and JD and Noah and Dru were all thinking – “What types of people like to throw tons of disposable income at dumb shit?” The answer came to us pretty quickly – art collectors! I mean have you seen some of this shit that people spend thousands of dollars on? A lot of art is cool, but a lot of it is also insane and I don’t get it.
Instead of figuring out some way to take what we do and figure out how to make it appeal to art collectors, we figured we’d just go right at the throat of the matter and make some shitty art on the air. Then we’ll figure out how galleries work and get them to sell it to some rich fat cat dummy for like 10 Gs. And then we will spend that 10 Gs on like, more lengths of chain for the human crane and to import more of that rancid smelling fish from Sweden.
So we’ll have a big canvass and a bunch of comedians on the show Wednesday night. We’ll need callers to call up to give us their input into what this ART should look like. We need callers to call up and tell us things that will emotionally effect us and then we’ll see the results of that emotional experience show up in the art itself. Basically, we want callers to call up to give us an excuse to throw a bunch of paint around.
Then, we’ll start paying a lot of lip service as to how this big piece of canvass represents “crowd sourced art” or “a community coming together to create something greater than the sum of its parts”. Some dumb shit like that. And I’m pretty sure we can find some DUMMY to throw some money at us for it. Seriously, if you buy this, you are a DUMMY. I will probably say that I didn’t mean it when I said you’d have to be a dummy to buy this to make whoever does buy it feel better. I do mean it! I’m writing it down for posterity now! For real, I mean it, you are a dummy!
On top of all that nonsense, I’m very happy to welcome the band SUPERCUTE! to The Chris Gethard Show airwaves. These three young ladies are going to bring their poppy ukelele sounds to our show and frankly I couldn’t be one bit more psyched. TCGS is all about finding fun shit and reminding ourselves that we should have a good time when we’re young, and I think it’s fair to say that SUPERCUTE! and their members are a living embodiment of this ethos!
Call us at 212-757-1393 during the show, watch live at www.thechrisgethardshow.com Wednesday at 11, and email [email protected] if you want tickets!
Seeya then -