People who have seen this show since the New York Public Access Days already knew what I hope people are learning now. This show is more than a comedy, but a meeting place for a community of underdogs who spent a long time waiting for a show made for them.
The Premise of each episode is kept fairly simple and it is left to the Cast and the characters that are the fans of TCGS to bring it to life. Past episodes, like trying to figure out what is inside a dumpster, staying awake for 36 straight hours prior to production or simply asking "You OK?" have led to some hilarious moments in Television.
What wins out over any gimmick or celebrity guest, however, is the honesty of this show. Gethard (known for his HBO Special, Career Suicide) has made himself so accessible to fans and vulnerable to his audience. He openly discusses his fears and battle with depression, has had panic attacks on the show (more during the public access days) and has made everyone who has found this show feel like they have a place in the community he has created.
Add to him an improv genius in Shannon O'Neill, the hilarious madness of Matthew "Murf" Meyer, The beautiful oddity that is The Human Fish (David Bluvband) and the adorable spunk of Bethany Hall and you have a cast built to handle the craziest of situations in a way that will make you want to join them for the ride.
Don't just watch the TruTV episodes, but go back and check Youtube for the public access and Fusion episodes. One thing you may notice in a lot of the past episodes are people that you still see in the audience of the current episodes. That should tell you something right there.
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