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4/16 on TCGS: JD’s Nightmare w/music by Field Mouse!

Everyone knows that a director is the linchpin to any endeavor with as many moving parts as TCGS has. And our fans know that TCGS’s director is JD Amato, a workhorse who has put so much of this show on his shoulders since our move to public access that he arguably has more to do with the show running than anyone, including me, Chris Gethard myself.

Well, JD is also EVIL as many fans of our show have seen. There have been a few stretches where his hands on approach has come to be seen as an outright dictatorship… so it’s clear to anyone that JD as a director likes being in control.

Well, this week, we are staging an episode known as JD’S NIGHTMARE. We aren’t planning anything. AND JD isn’t allowed to plan anything or call any shots on the day of the show. AND we are going to have him in his own area, with a camera pointed as him as he watches a show he is not allowed to have any part in executing. JD is one of my best friends, and I can guarantee you – this is his actual nightmare. Watching a creative endeavor he helped build with no ability to help it or craft it, while having to witness all of its mistakes that he knows he could help fix, is going to give him a meltdown – a meltdown you can watch live on public access TV!

We started this lack of input at the writers’ meeting, where we didn’t allow JD to sign off on anything. In what is already a promising sign, this lead to us not having any ideas for this episode, meaning we’re going in completely blind. That is already JD’s nightmare! And it only builds from here.

This is effectively two shows in one – what will the cast do with a completely free form hour? What form will this show take? How will Track Suit Liarhater integrate further into the show, or will he even show up again? What’s the deal with our newest random? How is the Human Fish’s chest hair doing? What characters will stop by during this lawless episode?

On top of that, you can also watch JD watch the show while you watch the show – it’s layers on layers of entertainment as you can watch an already chaotic show, then watch the heartbreak and torment of a human being who can not regulate that chaos in the way he is accustomed to.

ON TOP OF ALL THAT, we have music by Brooklyn’s own FIELD MOUSE. Field Mouse proudly proclaims themselves “dream pop”, which only bodes well for their relationship with our sensitive fan base. AND they have a 7 inch out entitled “You Guys Are Gonna Wake Up My Mom”, which could not be more in line with the type of person that watches our humble little show. My prediction is that they knock all of our socks off and all our fans download everything they ever put out immediately upon hearing it.

This one promises to be a disaster with just the right amount of torture towards an individual mixed in. Seeya there!


4/9 on TCGS – Tell Us Something You’ve Never Told Anyone w/musical guest SLOTHRUST

Last week we returned with a bang! We waxed the Human Fish! Random Sandy Kane became our newest Random! The first 4.5 minutes of the show were not broadcast live because there is no better way for us to return then by not actually returning due to technical difficulties. This week we want to flexContinue Reading

TCGS RETURNS ON 4/2! The Human Fish gets waxed! With special guest Sal Vulcano, and music by Wheatus!

I. Can. Not. Wait. I’m so ready to get back in that studio and tear some things up! All of us here at TCGS headquarters can not stress enough that we are thrilled to be returning to public access and are chomping at the bit to throw down and have fun. THIS WEEK – TheContinue Reading


Hello everyone! Gethard here with some big news – the TCGS pilot taping will be on Thursday, January 30th. It’s going to be a helluva lot of fun. If you’d like to come to this event, we’d love to have you there – BUT there’s a few things you should know: 1) You need to commitContinue Reading

This week on TCGS Throwback: The Last Small Studio Show

This week’s guest on Talkin TCGS will be the incomparable SHANNON O’NEILL. Shannon, Griffin, and Riley will be discussing her role on the show, the show’s roots at the UCB Theater, and much more, including our sixth ever episode – the first one Shannon guest hosted, the first one where she interacted with Alyssa directly,Continue Reading

12/18 on TCGS – The MURF VS GIMGHOUL Special

This week on TCGS, we have a pre-taped special for you chronicling everything that’s happened in Murf’s legendary battle with the North Carolina based secret society known as The Order of Gimghoul. Viewers have thus far seen the many calls, call-outs, and meltdowns regarding Murf and Gimghoul that have happened live on TCGS. But theyContinue Reading

12/11 on TCGS – The Cream Wedding (Final Show of the Year!)

What a crazy fun, long year it’s been. So many ups, so many downs, so many things at the end of this year to be excited about. I’m glad it’s ending on a celebration of the truest purest love I’ve ever seen. When we first met the Guy Who Likes Cream But Not Too MuchContinue Reading

12/4 on TCGS – LET’S SCARE THE SHIT OUT OF BETHANY w/Blanche Baker and musical guest CRAZY AND THE BRAINS!

I hope everyone is recovering from Sandwich Night! We had a lot of fun with our own TCGS created holiday this year and hope you did too. Thanks to everyone who brought sandwich materials, Skyped in, and got together for their own Sandwich Night gatherings across the world. Now – I can think of noContinue Reading


Let’s have a party! Let’s come together as a community like bread comes together with fillings. I might rock some bologna and cheese! I might rock some hazelnut spread! I might put it on white bread! I might put it on a roll! SANDWICH NIGHT IS BACK. FOR THE THIRD YEAR IN A ROW TCGSContinue Reading

11/20 on TCGS – A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT w/musical guest .357 LOVER

On Episode Hundo, I mentioned that we would get through this year’s Sandwich Night then think about the future of the show. Well, the 27th is Sandwich Night, so with one week to go we think it’s fair to let you know some decisions have been made about the future of TCGS and we wantContinue Reading