Last year at the Del Close Marathon, TCGS put together a show where you were able to enter a series of tents to hang out one on one with your favorite members of the TCGS family. It was interactive and weird and super fun.
This year we’re upping the ante by linking you up with cast members so you can FIGHT other cast members and other AUDIENCE members. It will be a tournament unlike anything the world’s ever seen, with your favorite public access absurdist goofballs honoring Del Close in a series of competitive trials.
It’s going to be interactive theater of the most competitive and perhaps physically risky caliber.
I don’t know if anyone else in America feels this way, but the past few years I’ve been into this TV show called Game of Thrones, and the book series it was spawned from. And that gave me an idea – why can’t we try to live for one night in a world that works like that world? Why can’t we layer the TCGS universe on top of a pseudo-medieval society, then hold a tournament where actual audience members compete in a tournament where they face off for an ultimate prize?
This show I wrote with Don Fanelli opens this week at the UCB Theatre Chelsea. I will be writing a lot more about this show in the weeks and months to come, but right now I have to go print out these posters, so I will just let you know that I highly recommend you make it out to see this. I have never been as proud of a show as I am of this one. MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW!
Thursday Nov. 21st. 8 PM. Paired with Michael Hartney and Justin Tyler’s Ten Men
Wednesday Nov. 27th. 8 PM. Paired with Giulia Rossi’s Bad Bride.
Written and Performed by Don Fanelli & Dru Johnston Directed by Will Hines & Dan Klein
Tonight, we’re pushing this concept even further, and asking you to have all kinds of crazy things delivered to our television studio between 11pm and midnight EST. You may remember us trying this during our 12 Hour Election Special last year to pretty hilarious results.
YouTube editor Danny Behar combed through the enormous episode and found everything that was delivered to us. TCGS Nation: We challenge you to top this.
Our address, should you want to send deliveries our way, is 537 W 59th St between 10th and 11th Avenues in Manhattan, NY. Please time your deliveries to arrive between 11PM and midnight on Wednesday.
We’re bringing our special blend of chaos, violence, and heart to the Haft Auditorium for The Del Close Marathon! This is your opportunity to check out one of the weirdest shows in New York in it’s absolute element.
Tonight, we’re hosting a bizarre little TCGS festival across twenty mini stages! Come hang out with Chris Gethard, The Human Fish, Shannon O’Neill, Bethany Hall, Bo Montez, Rob Malone, Bananaman, DC Pierson, Mal Blum, Alyssa, Mimi on the Hoops, Don Fanelli, The 40 Year Old Goosey, The LLC, and all of your other TCGS favorites in what promises to be the biggest potential fiasco in all of DCM!
"I wish TV was more like this," - Zach Galifianakis
"An often riveting experiment in seat-of-your-pants broadcasting," - The New York Times
"There’s no more surprising or addictive show on TV," - The AV Club
We ask callers to tell us stories and our panel has to decide if they are true or not. If they guess wrong, our panel has to go through some pretty gross punishments. Also, we sort of bail on that and just have a good fucking time dancing to the music of Fucked Up. We get a visit from Zero Fucks Boyd, Connor Ratliff, and Vacation Jason. All is well.
This one is a special kind of crazy. Fucked Up positively stole the show.