Nerdist was started by Chris Hardwick and has grown to be a many headed beast.

 

Nerdist Podcast: Brian Henson

Brian Henson and Chris sit down to talk about their pet dogs, the technique of puppetry, growing up in the heyday of The Muppet Show, and the show Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge on SyFy!… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 12/25

I’m sure that there have been enough awkward pauses at some type of holiday related gathering that you desperately need a laugh. Whether it be an office Christmas party or… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 12/18

Rage, melancholy, confusion, and more are all sweeping the nation over the shootings in Newtown, CT. As always with The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week, I’m not offering… more

Join Nerdist at Wondercon This Weekend! UPDATE: Chris Hardwick Signing Sunday!

UPDATE: We’ve added a signing with Chris Hardwick himself on Sunday 2-3 PM!  UPDATE: Jessica Chobot has been added to the Nerdist Panel on Sunday at 12:00PM! Details below…… more
 

Maria Bamford, And How Laughter Is the Best Medicine When It Hits Closest to Home

I am a depressed person. Comedy helps with that. More specifically, comedy about depression really helps with being depressed. I’m certain there are people that are more depressed than me… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 12/11

Need to get the John Travolta & Olivia Newton John Christmas duet out of your head? Need to forget that you could buy an attachment to your bike that makes… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 12/4

We’re sure you getting a kick out of watching DMX do his cover of “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” on repeat. However, there was more funny stuff uploaded to the… more
 

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 11/27

It’s true that Angus T. Young called the TV show that he’s currently on, Two and a Half Men, filth, but not for the reasons for which many of us… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 11/20

Whether you’re hopelessly entangled in the whirlwind supernatural romance or you’re a preening cynical person who can’t stand it, the Twilight Saga has undoubtedly divided us as a people. I… more

Why Louis C.K.’s Return To HBO Isn’t The End For DIY Comedy

Ever since Louis C.K.’s announcement that he will be doing an HBO special, ostensibly returning to his roots in the way he does his stand-up on TV, there… more
 

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 11/13

People are talking secession from the U.S. Real human beings that live in 2012 are calling upon secession because the person they voted for didn’t get elected this year… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 11/6

The election is finally over and that barrage of political ads will thankfully stop just in time for the barrage of Christmas ads in anticipation of this year’s holiday season…. more

Parodying the Parodists

Believe it or not, those goofy parodies of anything and everything that fill every Internet feed of any kind are made by real people. As of late, with the way… more
 

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 10/30

It would seem as though the Internet is going through equal amounts of anguish with the announcement of Disney buying up the Star Wars franchise from George Lucas and the… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 10/23

According to the Internet, bayonets, horses, mimicking beluga whales still can’t outdo parodies of “Gangnam Style” and “Call Me Maybe.”  While you take that in, The 5 Most Intentionally Funny… more

Tig Notaro’s “Live” and the Future of Comedy Albums

75,000 purchased downloads and somewhere around a net profit of $250,000 are two figures that one wouldn’t normally attribute to a comedy album. Yet, Tig Notaro’s Live has… more
 

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 10/16

The whole world watched a man falling 23 miles while the next leader of the free world is someone that the American people have to settle for. By our standards,… more

Apathy/Disinterested 2012: Comedy’s Political Platform

While the entire nation, or at least, certainly, the Internet is caught up in this presidential election, it’s not clear as to why people are tuned into Barack Obama vs…. more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 10/9

Tired of hearing Obama-didn’t-do-well-at-the-debate-but-you’re-still-going-to-vote-for-him-anyway jokes? Oh, were you going to vote for Romney because of the single debate? Well, forget that I even brought it up with the best supposed-to-be-hilarious… more
 

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 10/2

You’re probably laughing at your discovery of Japan’s beauty trend of forehead bagels (literally a saline injection in the forehead to form a bagel). If you had no idea that… more

“The Master” of Comedy?

Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film The Master has been promoted as a drama, probably one that will be an Oscar dark horse. The talk surrounding the film coming up to… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 9/25

We’re not sure if unintentional humor is a term in any dictionary, but, if it is, they should have one of the definitions just be Mitt Romney. He just can’t… more
 

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 9/18

It almost makes me cringe to think that there will be a class in high school, not college, where cat videos are discussed in a anthropological context. That’s why The… more

9/11 Jokes and the “Too Soon” Standard

Eleven years ago yesterday, the entire world was paralyzed in shock at the events of September 11th, 2001. It marked the beginning and end of an era, a rare instance… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 9/11

I know that “Gangnam Style” is a thing purely because I see talk show hosts do it and parodies being cranked out left and right on YouTube, but I’m not… more