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The Bracing Authenticity of Chris Gethard's Career Suicide

The comedian’s one-man show on HBO is something only he could have produced, and it’s all the better for that.
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Chris Gethard’s biggest gift has always been his authenticity. That might sound like a given for stand-up comedians, considering the job involves standing on stage and talking about themselves, but what Gethard accomplishes in his new HBO special Career Suicide (which premiered Saturday and is available on demand) is no simple task. This is a comedy show driven first and foremost by Gethard’s life, his feelings, and his internal monologue during some of his most challenging personal moments. That it can provoke so

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