Chris Gethard’s stage show Career Suicide, which ran at the Lynn Redgrave Theater this past fall comes to HBO. Career Suicide puts a spotlight on Gethard, alone, in a mostly bare space, sharing his most vulnerable moments with a room full of strangers. Gethard takes the audience through his fragile early teen years up through his still fragile young adulthood, and that journey includes at least one suicide attempt, drug abuse, pain, mental health issues of all kinds, recovery, relapse, and other struggles…and not your garden variety versions either.
Gethard taped a special performance of his show on February 11, 2017 at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center in Manhattan for broadcast on HBO. Judd Apatow executive produced the special along with Gethard, Brian Stern, Mike Berkowitz, Anna Wenger, and Marcus Raboy. Kimberly Senior directed.
HBO’s Nina Rosenstein said “Chris Gethard is a fearless storyteller, and CAREER SUICIDE is exactly the kind of raw, relevant and hilarious comedy we are thrilled to share with our audience.”