The man who had a movie come out this summer, has a cult favorite talk show on Fusion and is debuting his Off-Broadway show next month, but still doesn’t consider himself to be a success, stopped by the Late Show with Stephen Colbert to talk about all the things going on in his career. Wait, now you can add an appearance on the Late Show to that list as well.
After discussing his role in Mike Birbiglia’s new film, “Don’t Think Twice” and an episode of Fusion’s “The Chris Gethard Show” where he kept Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Paul Giamatti in a dumpster for over two hours, the conversation turned towards anxiety and depression. That’s the theme of Chris Gethard’s new live show. Chris describes his Off-Broadway show, “Career Suicide” as “my dealings with depression, suicide attempts, alcohol abuse, and my ups and downs in navigating the world of therapy”. He’s amazingly turned these issues into a comedy career.
Chris’ anxiety can take many forms, including simple O.C.D.s which can be serious and hard for people to understand, but are hysterical when he talks about them. He told Colbert about one night in particular when he couldn’t sleep because he knew that his wife had a left a cabinet door open in their kitchen. As much as he wrestled with the thought that the world would not end if the door remained opened, he still had to get up out of bed and close it. Stephen Colbert was sympathetic to the story, but only in the sense that his wife is the same way and he’ll leave a cabinet door open just to terrorize her. Chris Gethard summed it up by saying, “People like you and my wife are driving people like me and your wife insane”.
“Career Suicide” written by and starring Chris Gethard and directed by Kimberly Senior begins performances on Wednesday, October 5th at the Lynn Redgrave Theater in New York City. For tickets, go to CareerSuicideShow.com