Welcome to The Special! A live weekly late night show hosted by a different character each week. These characters all live within the same universe and cross over frequently! These episodes feature some incredible guests, from esteemed actors, comedy legends, rising stars, amazing indie bands, unique musical acts, performance artists and even TWO murderers!
Looking for an introduction to The Special? Check out when Smith took over an episode of The Chris Gethard Show with Truth or Myth with Smith, our Best of 2015 episode, or start with Episode 101, which is the first episode of Season 2 (our "soft reboot" of the show)!
Check out the latest episode of The Special right here, updated weekly.
The Special Without Brett Davis celebrates 100 episodes! Chris Gethard chats with old friends! John Gentle looks for a purpose! Bobby Blayze seeks to settle old scores! Wally Whistle pays tribute to those we've lost. Mr. Jokes! Jo Firestone! Crimbo!
Straight from Partytown, USA, Raddisson hosts The Special this week with guests Sasheer Zamata, Andre Hyland, Lorelei Ramirez & Rips! Raddisson & Jeremy Piven try to make the most viral video of all time!
Penos the Omnipotent has descended from the Mountain of the Gods to compete with his brother Anos over their sister, and to seek a temple where he may be worshipped. Featuring Branson Reese & Courtney Maginnis! With music from Tredici Bacci!
Kelsey Grammer's biggest fan Conrad has an issue distinguishing fiction and reality. Sunita Mani joins the show, and Marcia Belsky prepares for war. Music from Domino Kirke!
Craig has left BANANAZZZ behind (again) to start a new movement, which he's kind of vague about. Mark Vigeant stops by to help him build a website for it. With music from A Place To Bury Strangers.
Akiva Smirnoff's famous relative stops by as he chats with The Tick's Peter Serafinowicz, Jackie Earle Haley, Griffin Newman & Valorie Curry. Nick Naney plays "Get Your Bits In Order" with Emmy Blotnick. Music from Beechwood.
John Gentle has a heart-to-heart with the "friend in his mind" but there's more to the one they call Claywoman than what you'd expect. Brett Gelman chats with John, plus Andrew Tisher and music from Weeping Icon.
Oh hell yeah! Stone Cold Steve Austin is here and woke as all hell, alongside his workin' man pal Teddy Fowler. And he's fixin' to open a can of whoop ass and talk to his guests Annie Donley & Zach Broussard. Plus, music from Larkin Grimm!
Sweet Daddy Longlegs returns with "Skull Fucker" Harley Tucker, The Jezebelles and guests Chris Duffy, Lena Einbinder & music from Desert Sharks.
Matt Pinfield returns to television with some hot new stars including actor Peter Vack of Mozart in the Jungle and writer/director of the new film Assholes, plus the badass Wade and rock luminary Terrence Ramone. With music from Mike Adams At His Honest Weight!
It's a family fuckin' dinner with The Portabellos. They mangia together til fuckin' Christopher Jr. brings home a fuckin' alien. With music from The Rizzos!
The producers of Hee-Haw decide to target their campy, country-western comedy to a more specific audience! But why?
Chris Gethard hands over the show to Brett Davis, who is instantly murdered. John Gentle fills in for the recently departed host and sadness ensues. Special guest Jake Fogelnest and music from Washer.
Bobby Blayze meets an obsessive fan (Jo Firestone) and a contract signing with Oak Tree Lee goes awry when Harley Tucker drops by. Special guest Tom McCaffrey and music from Glazer.
Hippie bro Freshie Freshie doesn't realize he's in a cult. Les Savy Fav's Tim Harrington stops by and is swayed by the hypnotic Father Cyrill to join The Perception Society. David (Conner O'Malley) tries to stop the baptism. Music from Brick Mower.
Vic and The Moose host a televised version of their edgy radio show, but personal issues keep popping up off the air. Special guest Bobby Tisdale and music from Blood Moon.
Sweet Daddy Longlegs slums it on the show with actor Kevin Corrigan, Harley Tucker, his Jezebelles and an unwanted guests. Bobby Blayze attempts to get revenge. Music from Crystal Robots.
Craig Evanhalen has retired from music and promotes his new job as a "punk business guru" but an impromptu BANANAZZZ reunion causes a meltdown. Cyberpunk hacker Andrew_Stinger (Riley Soloner) breaks the system. Music from Wax Darts.
A regular episode of The Chris Gethard Show goes awry when the terrorist minions of sexgod The Grand Inquisitor arrive seeking a stone. Featuring "Trivago Guy" Tim Williams, Marnie the Dog & music from Milk Dick.
Count Dracula and his friends host a Halloween Special. Bride of Frankenstein (Lena Einbinder) and Jeff (Colin Burgess) have relationship issues. Blade (Ike Ufomadu) sings. Pazuzu (Lorelei Ramirez) dances. Guests Lauren Ashley Carter and music from Ava Luna.
The Perception Society displays their talents and praises Father Cyrill. Ralph the Dad (John Reynolds) is there. The Great Darkness crashes the celebration. Freshie Freshie interviews Arthur Meyer. Music from Lost Boy.
Retired from the ring after his last run-in with Harley Tucker, Bobby Blayze hosts a talk show to help some out of control teens. Harley arrives and forms a gang with the teens, until New Jack shows up. Music from Nuclear Santa Claust.
The centuries old leader of The Great Darkness, The Grand Inquisitor, throws an orgy with Father Cyrill as the sacrifice, but he cannot get over Alyssa (Lena Einbinder). Special guest Danny Tamberelli and music from Phemale.
Artie Lange is a celebrity judge for an ill-advised faculty talent show put on by John Gentle, in an attempt to get his friend James Ugo (Ike Ufomadu) a job in the English department. Music from Very Fresh.
Ray Science & Lloyd (Charlie Hankin & Matt Porter) say farewell to their long running television show, and stick around to pass the show over to a much more colorful, and much more troubling replacement. With guest Mindy Tucker and music from Love Spread
Craig Evanhalen fires punk band BANANAZZZ to reunite his old boy band CUL8R. We learn what happened to the boys since their breakup. Craig interviews Adam Richman and a performance from Kicking Spit.
The hubris of actor "Kelsey Grammer" leads to him creating his own late night talk show. Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon upstages him, and talk of a mysterious "strangler" drives him over the edge. Music from Corporal and Jerry Paper.
Willem and Miriam Miller (Sally Burtnick), two Amish teens on Rumspringa, visit the city for the first time and meet Gilbert Gottfried. Chaos unfolds when their estranged brother Levi and the Skuntz boys (Joe Rumrill & Tynan DeLong) show up. Music from Pox.
A family game show turns into Juggalo TV when Busta Nut, Creampie (Mary Houlihan), the terminally ill Shitstayne X and the juggalo family take over the airwaves. Special guest Jena Friedman and music from Shilpa Ray.
Joe Palmer (Joe Pera) and Count Dracula are unlikely roommates. When Drac gets too nervous to talk to the cute bartender (Ana Fabrega), Joe and actor Richard Kind help him...but get distracted by the big game. Music from Fern Mayo.
Vic and The Moose get a new producer (Julio Torres) who changes the show to make it less problematic. New co-host Tyler (John Early) has some notes for Shitty Linda (Ana Fabrega). Guest Rose McGowan talks about sexism in Hollywood. Music from Jounce.
John Gentle learns about love with co-host Rose Johnson (Jo Firestone). John and Rose talk to Karley Sciortino and pick-up artist Deluxxxe (Charles Gould). John proposes in the grandest way possible. Music from Shellshag.
Doc Freakman hosts Freakman's Court, featuring a case between jilted lovers (Gary Richardson & Christi Chiello), and the trial of Harley Tucker. With star witness Natalia Tena and court recess music from Air Waves.
Akiva Smirnoff, son of Yakov, showcases comedians (Marcus Jay, Brittany Anderson, Mr. Punchline and Puddles the Cat Comedian) for "consulate to the stars" Jack Hapley (Michael Wolf). Plus, an interview with Brooke Van Poppelen, and music from White Rope.
The Grand Inquisitor's masked orgy takes place in the background of a dating game show where he meets real life blindfolded contestants and competes to win the heart of a bachelorette. Music from Radiator Hospital.
Under the guidance of his recently divorced father (Brett Wean), Craig Evanhalen fires BANANAZZZ (again) and they hold auditions for a new group. Craig talks to Michael Shannon and Corporal about being in a band. Music from Dreamcrusher.
The Film Guys welcome Bridey Elliott, Griffin Newman and Clare McNulty from to talk about their film Fort Tilden. Director Gustav Országh comes out of seclusion to screen a piece from his film alongside his butler, Brinkley (Andrew Tisher). Music from EZTV.
When a whiz kid (Steve DeSiena) gains super powers from drinking Slam Panic Energy Drink, Doc Freakman is the only one with the power to stop him. With guest Frank Conniff and music from Sunflower Bean.
Sweet Daddy Longlegs and Harley Tucker hold the show hostage and challenge Bobby Blayze. The Jezebelles (Ana Fabrega & Eliza Hurwitz) hunt for Bobby. Special guest Virgil proves that everybody's got a price. With music from Bueno.
Akiva Smirnoff is joined by his comedian friends on Comics Unchained. Ricardo (Lorelei Ramirez) shows up and takes over the show with his friends. Special guest Christian Finnegan and music from Hound.
Dr. Escabara (Ana Fabrega) takes questions about health and fitness on her show, The Doctor's Corner, which slowly becomes an infomercial for Achexa's NutriCide health system. Music from Small Black.
John has settled for Joyce Conner (Cole Escola), a callous greeting card writer that happens to attract misery herself. In the length of one long, bitter, emotionally taxing dinner, their new marriage falls apart. With music from PWR BTTM.
Comedian Nate Fernald is booked on two rival shows: Dracula's lighthearted Drac-Ass, and a conservative talk show hosted by Frankenstein (Matt Barats). When a prank war erupts between the two, Nate is caught in the middle. With music from Charly Bliss.
Kelsey Grammer hosts a telethon for "brain rot" sufferer JoJo (Jo Firestone). As celebrity guests like Rip Torn (Dan Chamberlain), Mike Love and magician Daniel George leave JoJo underwhelmed, the telethon's true goal comes to light. With music from Iron Reagan.
Kelsey Grammer and the celebrities from the prior week's telethon return, and bask in the spotlight of a JoJo memorial show. A mysterious character named Crimbo (Lorelei Ramirez) appears, they soon realize that they cannot leave. With music from Laced.
Screaming Females come to the show with the intention of celebrating 10 years as a band, but the DIY-conscious band is ambushed with an impromptu "band rescue" by industry reps (Mary Houlihan & Darren Mabee) intending to make them the next pop sensation.
Quaid and Stacy (Tynan DeLong & Ana Fabrega) showcase some bargains on human organs, revenge porn and ISIS-claimed artifacts on Q4V, home shopping for the dark web. They are joined by the "dark lord of the dark web" The Grand Inquisitor. Music from Bug Arms.
Willem's vicious cousin Elmo Miller arrives to show a fun side of the Amish with The Judgment Games, the least fun game imaginable and butts heads with guest Chris Gethard. Levi and Miriam (Sally Burtnick) descend into sin again. Music from Macula Dog.
Smith returns to MNN with his panel of experts on education, spirituality, politics and medicine and investigates the secret cults The Great Darkness and The Perception Society. Musical guest Smitty and The Thrillride.
Total Nonstop Dancing showcases cool fashion and a dance megamix that will keep you dancing forever. Host Clyde Hunter and Body Dreamz lead the party, which shifts when a gas leak is discovered. With music from Future Punx.
Mr. Mee (Joe Rumrill), former indie rocker turned children's television host, invites Craig Evanhalen and Sara Schaefer on to his show, Thwub Chubba Lumpus. However, Craig's negativity takes a toll. With music from Long Beard.
A broken-hearted John Gentle spends Christmas in prison with his new cell mate, "Skull Fucker" Harley Tucker. Humiliated by the inmates and his former flames, he loses all hope. With music from Gingerlys.
Female-pioneer-turned-disgraced-astronaut Gunner Marsh (Lena Einbinder) hosts her long-running feminist talk show Listen Out with a panel of women who excel in their fields, and confronts noted chauvinist Vic from Vic and The Moose. With music from Emily Wells.
Alonzo Cañas, Sonia Millionaria and María "ChuChi" Roberts (Julio Torres, Ana Fabrega & Lorelei Ramirez) host an emotional Spanish-language talk show, and invite some beautiful red-haired people on to be admired and pampered. With music from Teen.
Bobby Blayze hosts a wrestling round table with Pat Buck, "Too Cocky" Kevin Matthews, Joel Gertner and his uncle, wrestling legend Bingo Blayze. Plus, Jack Silbert and Mr. Jokes provide global wrestling news. With music from Electric Trip.
Dracula tries his best to throw an (out-of-season) Christmas party for all of his friends on a chilly February night, but a love triangle and a party crasher complicate things. With music from Laura Stevenson.
A "Mexican standoff" between a hitman and a mysterious stranger gets very complicated. With music from Crazy and The Brains.
Former MTV personality Jesse Camp is added to spice up competition to pick the host of Cosmos 3, forcing the scientists to degrade themselves to get the job. Behind the scenes drama spills onto The Special. Music from Diet Cig.
With new host Jesse Camp on a Bahamas vacation, "Mr. Jokes" Steve Whalen presents his comedy seminar, with guest comedian Aparna Nancherla. With music from Acid Dad.
After taking over the show, Jesse Camp invites a mob of club kids, drag queens, punks, rockers and weirdos to the show. With guests Michael Alig, Dennis Dunaway, Steve Conte, Gerry Visco, Nicky Ottav, Cardone, Fur Helmet and more.
Following the Jesse Camp debacle, a rattled Brett Davis forces his friends to act out his vision of the non-existent Quagmire sitcom he moved to LA to star in. Special guest Dave Hill and music from Söft Dov.
The Special crosses over with Kaiju Big Battel when Doc Freakman and Bryce Bixby (Steve DeSiena) are recruited by Kaiju's nefarious Dr. Cube to create a destructive monster. With special guest Logan Miller and music from Thick.
Greg and Gregg are now The Book Guys bore guests Meredith Graves, Jacqueline Novak and Jim Tews. A dementia-suffering writer gets caught in a love triangle between super fan Roy (Danny Groh) and the insidious butler Brinkley (Andrew Tisher). Music from Hellbirds.
Five adult traffic school students meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought. With music from Guerilla Toss.
The churchgoing Christian Mingle (Brad Howe) hosts his local show, The Good News, but gets caught in the middle of the feud between Father Cyrill and The Grand Inquisitor. With special guest Seth Herzog and music from Lushlife/CSLSX.
Gunner Marsh (Lena Einbinder) and her all-female space exploration mission is compromised when she learns it's a charter trip for rich white men. But things go from bad to worse an entity takes control of the crew's minds. With music from Very Fresh.
Freshie Freshie's 420 celebration is cut short when he is sent to spy on The Great Darkness. The war begins and Father Cyrill's secrets are revealed. The Grand Inquisitor asks Andy Breckman about the end of Rat Race. Music from Bambara.
Rub Tubble and Pubb Bubb (Sally Burtnick) from the magical Bubble World find themselves in our world and want to help. Dr. Hickenbottom reveals they are walking infectious diseases. With special guest Sarah "Ultragrrrl" Lewitinn and music from The Thermals.
Three prospective Moms (Katie Hartman, Amber Nelson) compete for the chance to adopt a little orphan boy, and one contestant tries to sabotage her competition. With special guest Lionel and music from Fond Han.
A comic convention panel featuring the cast of a box office blockbuster becomes a battle of egos with difficult actors, secret romances and a method actor. With guests Amy Rutberg and music from Dead Leaf Echo.
John Gentle's prison experience leads him to a book deal, but he quickly gives the money to former students (Tim Platt, Matt Barats, Branson Reese) in a pyramid scheme. Special guest Janeane Garofalo gets her hair touched a lot. With music from Mikey Erg.
America's favorite couple, Caear & Cleo (Bridey Elliott) is back on television in this blast from the past. All of your favorite jokes, songs and guests are back, despite the divorce trial. With guests Carla Rhodes and Cecil Sinclaire and music from M. Lamar.
The Traffic School gang is back and it's prom season. Sam gets a makeover to impress Skutch, Tad comes in between Clane and Travis, and Leon teaches everybody how to "Do the Pugh!" With music from Cellars.
The Traffic School Gang says goodbye, but not before Detective O'Reilly solves all of the murders, Travis and Clane work out their issues, Leon Pugh finds his inner peace and Skutch saves Sam from her demons. Music from Ben Seretan.
Craig Evanhalen has a new noise project that defies labels, but he needs them to win a Battle of the Bands against a self-inflated singer-songwriter, a dry electronic duo and some old-fashioned Trumpet Boys. Featuring music from SAVAK.
Executive Producers Chris Gethard and JD Amato stop by to "fix" The Special and things get way too real. With music from B Boys.
In their first interactive crowdsourced episode, Brett and Darren give out ice cream to whoever shows up. It's not what Jo Firestone had in mind. Things get weird. Lots of screaming. With music from Pill.
Smith covers the DNC from Philadelphia, while the Truth or Myth team uses the opportunity to do the show they want to do. With music from Museyroom.
Beach Boys "leader" Mike Love throws a very grim "summer beach party" and uses the power of transcendental meditation to relive his greatest victories. With Dan St. Germain and music from Sam Kogon.
A crowd-sourced episode sees Bobby Blayze headed into a women's self-defense class...but the "Southern Spitfire" is actually the one learning self-defense from a camp of very serious female MMA fighters. Music from Warehouse.
Another crowdsourced episode challenged the show to do an episode about vowels, leading to this silent film about a prosperous man who trades places with a bumbling tramp. With music from Scully.
Homework tutor Colin Burgess' show "Call-In With Colin" is interrupted by a facepainted dystopian street gang that want to take over the universe. With guest Jordan Carlos and music from Long Neck.
Greg & Gregg return with The Porn Guys, a show that's a bit too risque for the airwaves, and are replaced mid-episode by The Chore Guys (Tynan DeLong & Ikechukwu Ufomadu), who have taken a bit too much ayahuasca. Things get Lynchian. With music from Sunshine & The Rain!
In a world where the uncanny valley has all but disappeared, society's newest form of entertainment is Robot or Not, a reality show in which the Voight-Kampff Test is treated as a spectator sport. With Doogie Horner and music from Sex Jams.
In this Halloween edition of the show, Count Dracula presents three tales of terror from three masters of horror: Nick Naney, Tynan DeLong and Jo Firestone. Spoiler: none of them are remotely scary or go well at all. With music from Pujol.
Truth or Myth discusses last night's presidential election. Music from Smitty (solo).
Mornin' USA is America's favorite morning news show, and it's all fun with guest Alex Brightman from Broadway's School of Rock, and a former child star going off the deep end. However, when all of the news in the world is bad news, the show gets a little uneven. Music from All Boy/All Girl.
Skuntz TV is stopped short when Chunk and Chigger (Tynan DeLong & Joe Rumrill) discover that their beloved pool noodle is missing. Also murders happen. With guest Jamie Loftus and music from PC Worship.
The long-awaited sequel to the 2007 comedy finds Jack and Morgan (Wes Haney & Bardia Salimi) finding out they have cancer...again. With a shorter and more budget-friendly list, these friends have a touching, no- holds-barred adventure that shows it's never too late to live life to its fullest. Featuring guest Linas Phillips and music from Mom And Dad.
George Bailey's life has gone from bad to worse and he wishes he wasn't born. But instead of a guardian angel...he gets Crimbo (Lorelei Ramirez). Music from D. Gookin.
Steve Bannon and Breitbart present a new holiday tradition! With special guests, trolls, white nationalists and a guy named Newport Richey! Plus, music from High Waisted.
An high school acting class is turned upside down when a former student takes the reins and delves deep into his pupil's psyches to draw the best performances from them...or just out of malice. With music from Dams of the West.
Nick Turner, Shalewa Sharpe & Jeffrey Gurian join host Chris Hardwick in this brand new hour of disposable content. Play games like Trender's Game, Who's Funniest and #Hardwick. Starring Charlie Hankin, Colin Burgess & Patti Harrison with music from Yucky Duster.
Mary Houlihan becomes America's new favorite daytime talkshow host with her new show, Mary! This episode, she looks at some talented teens and welcomes music from Fruit & Flowers!
The cabinet takes shape with Lauren Ashley Carter, Sebastian DiNatale, Andrew Tisher, Ana Fabrega, Dan Chamberlain, Katie Hartman, Joe Castle Baker and Bardia Salimi. With music from Honduras and a video by Edmond Hawkins.
We had to throw away our planned episode hours before airtime and this is what came out. It's basically a podcast. It's weird! Featuring Steve Whalen, Andrew Tisher, John Ambrosio.
We flash back to the best year ever, 2006 or 2005 or whatever, where superficial teens try to make out with each other while their peers watch from a bus! It's MTV's Next! Plus, music from Vanity!
The Special celebrates St. Patrick's with hard Irish stereotypes. With music from Shop Talk.
In this episode, innovators Nick Naney & Sebastian DiNatale of Web 2.0 Business share their secrets to success — from the latest and greatest tactics to strategies that have proven the test of time. Plus, Harold the Business Hound! With music from Natural Velvet!
Have a fun adventure with Goldie Goldberg and her puppet pals, and maybe learn a few things! Like boundaries. With music from Beverly!
Psychic Ambrosia Forke hosts an hour of clairvoyance, music and comedy. Plus PENOS! With music from Alien Trilogy.
Some guys have all the luck, some guys have all the pain. A rollicking good time with rockstar Rod Stewart and his beautiful children who love him to bits and his best friend Van Morrison and a new world of pain. With music from Spowder.
The Impranktical Gooferz (Jay Miller & Casey Jost) return to their alma mater, New Dorp High School in Staten Island but find they're not the only jokers in the school. With music from Dougie Poole!
A young couple trying to move into the famed Dakota building in Manhattan must first deal with the co-op board, led by a desperate Yoko Ono (Bridey Elliott). The board hopes the young couple can offer more than just rent. With music from Secret Mountain.
Alternative comedy is the world's most important artform. Watch what happens when alt comics stop being funny and start getting real. Featuring music from Laser Background.
A shy girl's (Marybess Pritchett) slumber party takes a strange turn when they try to contact the ghost of a cute teenage boy. Featuring music from Juiceboxxx.
In this technicolor melodrama, something is going on at an open house in beautiful Cranberry Island. Featuring Lorelei Ramirez, Amy Zimmer, Ana Fabrega, Patti Harrison & Ruby McCollister.
The hit BBC show finally hits the shores of the US, but the transition is a bit rocky. Featuring Nick Naney, Patti Harrison, Annie Donley, Paul Higbie, Joe Rumrill & Bardia Salimi! With music from Landlady.
In celebration of Spider-Man: Homecoming, we offer our version of the greatest Broadway musical of all-time, Turn Off The Dark! With music from Soft Spot!
A new podcast explores the breakup of shock jock duo Vic & The Moose and follows them to morning zoos and public radio. Music from Ellen & The Degenerates.
Chris Hardwick hosts The Magic Awards, and a man with powers he cannot control find himself at the center of attention. With music from Monogold.