Okay, see this guy? What? No that’s not a puppet. It’s Chris Gethard.
Why would you ask me if it was a puppet? It’s clearly a person. Weird question. Stop asking weird questions and listen:
Okay. Chris Gethard is a local comic. He’s a good guy, and he’s done nice stuff for me. One time this sketch show was looking for gay comics and he got me seen for it. I didn’t know him very well at all, he just got me seen because he thought I was funny. He’d seen me in a show.
If you’re not in show biz, that’s a big deal. Actors and comics don’t often go out of their way to get friends seen for stuff, much less acquaintances. I never forgot that. I doubt I ever will.
Sidebar: I made a gluten free quiche over the holidays that nobody in my family will ever forget.
Looks great, doesn’t it?
It was terrible. It was really not a success.
The filling was fine, but the crust was just… let’s not talk about it, okay?
Back to Gethard:
Okay, so Chris is a downtown comedy icon. He’s been on the scene for more than a decade, and he’s a respected teacher and performer at the UCB theater. He booked a sitcom in 2010 called Big Lake with Horatio Sanz and Chris Parnell.
Who’s Chris Parnell? Don’t you dare say that to me, ever. He was on SNL (fired and re-hired more than once) and he’s widely regarded as one of the most talented, underrated sketch comics of his generation. Seriously. Stop asking weird questions. It’s annoying.
So, Chris Gethard has a show, The Chris Gethard show, at UCB theater. Usually he does crazy stunts with his ragtag group of funny friends. Once in a while they pull a nice prank. But every so often they do something totally inspiring. You should check out The Chris Gethard Show – it’s worth it.
What? Oh. Here’s the thing with a gluten free crust. Apparently you can’t just substitute your regular pie recipe. Things should be tweaked, or you should do some research on the internet. I followed my normal white flour recipe and the crust was nearly inedible.
Some of my family pretended to like it. Some did not.
HEY. I said I didn’t want to talk about it.
Him? That’s Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs. Puff Daddy. P.Diddy. Diddy. Flapjack and the Doodle Gang. Sean John. He goes by many names.
But you know who he is. Stop acting like you don’t.
Here’s what he has to do with all this:
About a year ago Gethard made a video asking Diddy to come on his show. I think it might have started as a joke, but maybe it wasn’t. With Gethard you never know. But he makes these crazy things happen. He sets his mind to stuff and he doesn’t ever let go. Just like Diddy. Gethard and his friends started hounding people on Twitter to bother Diddy into doing the show.
Seriously. It was a shitty quiche.
It was really bad.
My family ate it though. And I’ll tinker with the recipe. A lot of my friends (including my sister in law, Robin) have gluten intolerance, and a tasty gluten free pie should ABSOLUTELY be in the arsenal.
What? No that’s not a puppet. It’s clearly a shitty quiche.
A year and tens of thousands of Tweets later, and Diddy appeared on Chris Gethard’s show. Sounds easy? I’m sure it wasn’t. Sound exhilerating? I’m sure it was. Diddy did the show. All hour long. He participated in all the bits just like a regular cast member. Everyone in the community was super psyched that Chris made this happen. It was hilarious and emotional.
Chris. Thanks for inspiring me. Here’s some pics from the show. Enjoy it, jerks.
Oh look. It’s my internet (and real life) stalker, Alan Starzinski.