Getting on the front page of Reddit is a huge deal.
Taking over Reddit for a livestream is a first! And The Chris Gethard Show will be first to attempt a live interactive TV/internet experience this Thursday in a partnership between Turner’s truTV network and Reddit.
This week’s episode of TCGS, with special guest John Oliver, will happen live at 11 p.m. Eastern Thursday (Sept. 14, 2017), with live video streaming and commenting taking place on the show’s new Reddit profile page. Viewers can stream the episode at Reddit.com/u/
The show already tackles bizarre stunts and interacts with phone callers as well as the live studio audience, in a one-ring circus led by Gethard and including such guests already in truTV’s first season of TCGS as Method Man, John Mulaney, Adam Pally, Julie Klausner, Jordan Klepper and truTV’s own Impractical Jokers.
“The Chris Gethard Show is a wild, wonderful community of inclusive eccentrics, which is also a pretty spot-on description of many of the folks on Reddit,” said Puja Vohra, executive vice president of marketing and digital for truTV. “Through this partnership, we’re taking one of the most engaging, immersive live experiences on television to the next level and showcasing it on a massive platform of engaged users to make sure fans know The Chris Gethard Show has a new home on truTV.”
“Reddit is the home for conversation online, and we’re excited to welcome truTV’s The Chris Gethard Show into that conversation in a brand new way,” said Kavin Stewart, Vice President of Growth Product at Reddit. “With a dedicated profile page, live streaming and live commenting all within the Reddit platform, this partnership is a unique example of how entertainment brands can engage authentically with their fans to create robust entertainment experiences – and the live component makes this entire activation even more exciting. We can’t wait to follow along.”