Upright Citizens Brigade

Chris Gethard brings comedy without a safety net to Ottobar

Chris Gethard brings comedy without a safety net to Ottobar

Chris Gethard practices high-wire comedy, with not a safety net in sight. The results are always thrilling and, far more often than not, very funny.

We speak metaphorically, of course. Gethard is no acrobat, and there’s nothing physically dangerous about his shows. But psychically, his preferred methods of getting laughs — dialing a number he’s never seen before, for instance, and spending an hour on the phone with that person — is about as dangerous as a comedian gets.

But the results? At times, they’re something to behold.

“At the very least, you know this will be quite a watchable disaster,” says Gethard (pronounced GETH-ard), who will bring his act to The Ottobar for...

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