We’ve collected the best Chris Gethard Quotes. Use them as an inspiration.
I’m a pescatarian.
I had bedbugs in 2005. I felt like a leper. Worse than a leper. At least lepers had a colony they could go and live in with other people who empathized. I instead had friends stand up from tables and walk out of restaurants when I told them I had bedbugs, because they were afraid I’d transfer the bugs to them.
Getting help for my issues was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, because when I get dangerously sad or manic, those feelings seek to perpetuate themselves.
Public transportation is like a magnifying glass that shows you civilization up close.
Creativity saved me.
I very classically would go into manic phases, which were as dangerous, if not more so, than the depressed phases, and I think I’d come up with the best ideas I ever had, and then the next day, I’d look at them and be like, ‘This is nonsense,’ because it was born out of a manic episode. What a waste of time.
I’m not exactly Don Draper when it comes to physical attractiveness.
There are certain fundamental things that scream, ‘I just moved to New York.’ Things like eating cheesecake at Junior‘s or heading out to Coney Island to ride the Cyclone.
I just really remember the feeling of being a younger comedian who was kind of an outlier for being experimental and weird and how that could feel lonely or hopeless.
New Yorkers will be rude, but at least they do so out of the rationale that everyone around them is always slowing them down. Los Angeles, I learned, is a city full of people who have the personality of the coolest pretty boy from your eighth-grade class.
The stereotype of New Yorkers is that we’re people who avoid warm human interaction, we’re always in too much of a rush to enjoy simple things, and that we’re just generally rude.
I think comics do need permission to fail. I think comics do need permission to go up and try stuff.
I’ve seen situations where I think comics are really unrealistic about what creative expression and what the artistic freedom, what that entails.
In late 2004, I left my much-maligned home state of New Jersey for the supposedly greener pastures of Astoria, Queens. I’d finally be in the mix, living off the subway line, able to go from audition to audition during the day and from late night show to late night show in the wee hours of the morning.
The bad you see in N.Y.C. is troubling to know when it rears its ugly head.
Cops in New York City don’t have the best reputation. It’s a fast-paced city, and they deal with a lot, and many people have seen lots of cops interact with the public utilizing what can be gently called ‘not the best customer service.’
I get to do comedy for a living.
What all my favorite comedians have in common is extraordinary honesty.
Bedbugs have never been cool, and bedbugs will never be cool.
I will say I miss teaching improv way more than I miss performing improv.
I do know I’ve lived through a bunch of things that people would maybe prefer I keep behind closed doors.
I’ve said some things on stage where the crowd was like, ‘Whoa, that’s bad’ – and I never say it again because that’s the feedback I get.
Bits are fake conversations comedians have because they are uncomfortable being vulnerable with other human beings in any way.
I think the key to improv is always listening. It’s embracing. It’s positivity. It’s hearing things and not shutting them down.
No one in New York hangs out in their apartments.
I’m a dummy from New Jersey.
I know there are many things California can offer – personally, professionally, meteorologically – that New York can’t. It sounds awesome.