This is Man Ham, a participant in The Chris Gethard Show’s 2nd crowd-sourced character contest. I don’t know what he’s doing in this .gif. In fact, I don’t know what he’s doing ever. Immediately, I was enamored, but also mystified by his simplistic presence amongst all of the other lengthy and overwrought names. Man Ham seems like a pretty open guy, but there are still so many pieces to his puzzle that I’m dying to have revealed by having him join the cast. Let’s start with what we know about Man Ham:
- He has a sister named Oboi on whom he seems particularly fixated.
- He fell very hard.
- He is very genuinely interested in what everyone is doing.
- He knows what social media is.
- He may think that Chris Gethard is a Victoria’s Secret angel.
- He can pick up pretty much anything.
But these answers beg so many more questions, like: How did he fall really hard? What is the nature of his relationship with his sister? What sorts of things can he not pick up? And, wouldn’t it be pretty nice to have someone so positive around to check in on how and what the studio audience is doing?
So, Man Ham is currently in a disappointing 3rd to last place. I find this extremely disheartening. What I need you to do is watch at least Man Ham’s segment of the episode (from 24:30 here) and then vote for him here, if you feel so compelled (which I’m certain you will.) It may be too late in the game to pull Man Ham into first place, but in this 11th hour, I’m calling for a #MANHAMFANCRAM to pull him into the top half of the contestants and put him in an above average position for, perhaps, the first time in his life. Please, I am begging you to support Man Ham: a mystery, wrapped in an enigma, wrapped in a speech impediment.