This was going to be my first piece for Storyboard. It’s a feature profile of Chris Gethard and The Chris Gethard Show
A week or so ago I turned in my first piece for Storyboard, a profile of Chris Gethard and The Chris Gethard Show. Storyboard shut down last night. I was excited about writing my first long feature piece in two years, and excited to write a profile of a comedy show where there are stunts and fart jokes and dildos, but where the audience asks questions on suicide and antidepressants and anxiety. Where things are just sad sometimes, and how more TV could work. Like how David Foster Wallace said, a medium that could actually reflect reality (49% pleasure, 51% pain).
So last night when I heard Storyboard shut down I felt terrible, and embarrassed that I had wasted the time of everyone involved, and I just sat and cried (and watched the Knicks get the Atlantic division title) and cried. Now that I think about it, that’s exactly the ending I deserve for thinking it would be funny to do a profile of a comedy show that starts and ends with people weeping (as you’ll see below).
Anyway so if you like my feature, please share it, because it’s not like it’s going anywhere else.