He’s going on a European tour!
I love this guy. He hosts a call in show where people can phone in and ask for pseudo-therapy or basically just to chat and confess to all kinds of weird shit. I think people feel freer to talk because he’s painted green and dressed as a gecko.
He seems to genuinely help some people in longer discussions like the guy who was addicted to prostitutes a few weeks ago but is happy to roll with the zanier calls with good humour.
Any other fans?
Yessssssss. Equal parts wisdom and low key hilarity. I will happily go through a 3 hr therapy gecko while working. His one with lil yachty is also stupendous.
Unsure I would like the context in a real life setting though.
think about “man, i never knew” all the time
For the uninitiated he’s completely untrained, he’s just a man who sits there in a gecko costume trying to give advice to random callers from the internet.
First Tim Heidecker, then Garth Marenghi and now Therapy Gecko?
Whoever’s booking international acts for Boom Chicago in Amsterdam right now deserves my utmost thanks.
Heidecker was Gecko’s guest on the show last night
Saw the live show tonight in Belfast. Geck himself was great but the crowd was full of edgelord students and drunks who all thought they could just shout whatever at any time. We got four conversations over an hour and a half or so
“My friend thinks he’s actually The Joker”
“I have to be a character witness for my friend’s adoption application. I don’t think she’s suitable.”
“I had an affair with my boss at Nando’s”
“An American’s experience of living in Belfast for the past 6 months.”
I think the show lives and dies on the audience as much as Geck himself. I don’t think it was a coincidence that the two better conversations were with a brummie and a girl from Alabama.
also gotta be part of the territory if you’re mainly a youtuber/tiktok guy
Oh no, I’m seeing him this Friday. I wasn’t sure what to expect but I’ll not go in with massively high hopes (at least, for the audience). I wonder if most dates have been like that.
I had to run to catch a bus so I was the first one to leave, I went past him outside as he was talking to his tour manager guy and heard him say something along the lines of “I don’t know what’s different about Ireland but these crowds have been the wildest I’ve had in a while”
Really great last night. First few chats were OK and then there was an incredibly compelling one with a 27 year old guy who started sleeping with a 43 year old married colleague. She wanted to leave her family for him, but he decided against - because his friends were making fun of the age difference and he was embarrassed. He massively regrets it! The night did get a little bit rowdy from here as people (politely) heckled him to get back with her.
I do wish I had texted in a couple of things, but I was too shy. If I was going again tonight I would.
Glad to hear you had a good show! He really has a talent for drawing the interesting aspects out of a conversation.