EVOLVE OR DIE: This summer we BURN DOWN THE CHRIS GETHARD SHOW
So I’ve been thinking a lot about The Chris Gethard Show lately. It’s very existence. Why we started doing it. Why we’re doing it now. I’ve noticed a few things.
And it is time for us to BURN IT DOWN. It’s time for us to set a FOREST FIRE to this show, that might be the end of it but might just be the thing that allows new growth to happen.
In short, the motto for the rest of this summer when it comes to TCGS is EVOLVE OR DIE.
EVOLVE. OR. DIE.
That’s the new mantra. This thing has to grow, or it has to go. Those are our options.
This will be a community discussion and we’ll all find the best landing spot together.
Be prepared - a long manifesto is about to unfold below.
Here are some of my concerns. I’m sure you have your own:
“A woman from the audience asks: ‘Why were there so few women among the Beat writers?’ and [Gregory] Corso, suddenly utterly serious, leans forward and says: “There were women, they were there, I knew them, their families put them in institutions, they were given electric shock. In the ’50s if you were male you could be a rebel, but if you were female your families had you locked up.”