Chris Gethard might not be a musician himself, but he’s spent the last twenty years building a career on the DIY philosophy he learned growing up in New Jersey’s punk scene. Nowhere is this more obvious than in his new hilarious and introspective comedy special/tour doc Half My Life. Check out the alligator-filled trailer.
Chris joins us this week to talk about shooting Half My Life in ten of his favorite DIY/independent venues all across the country, some of the songs he chose that make up the special’s killer soundtrack, and the tour doc that inspired Half My Life, Social Distortion and Youth Brigade’s 1984 documentary, Another State of Mind.
We’re also joined by our resident New Jersey expert, Left of the Dial Live producer, and our Set Condition One co-host, the always wonderful, brilliant, and hilarious Andrea Quinn. (She may have also written this week’s show notes. Who can say?)
Half My Life will be available just about everywhere on June 1st, via Comedy Dynamics’ distribution network, including Apple TV, YouTube, Spotify, Sirius XM, Apple Music, Tubi and more!
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