by Chris Hardwick on December 6, 2012
Chris Hardwick is a stand-up comedian, chart-topping podcaster, television personality, contributor for Wired magazine, and creative head of the multi-platform media behemoth known as Nerdist Industries.
Chris is the CEO of Nerdist Industries, which has grown to include the Nerdist.com website; a premium YouTube channel (youtube.com/nerdist) with over 850K subscribers; 2.1M Twitter fans; and a podcast network including the flagship Nerdist Podcast that averages 4.8M monthly downloads.
Nerdist also produces content for television including All Star Celebrity Bowling for AMC and In the Name of Science for National Geographic Channel. Further, Nerdist hosts live events around the country such as The Nerdist Podcast Live! and Course of the Force, an annual lightsaber relay in partnership with Lucasfilm LTD and Octagon which leads up to San Diego Comic-Con International.
On top of his Nerdist responsibilities, Chris is the face of AMC’s live after show Talking Dead, which discusses the highly-rated The Walking Dead. His new late-night show on Comedy Central, @Midnight, premiered in October, 2013 and airs nightly after The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. Nerdist Industries is headquartered at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood.