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


Nerdist Podcast: The Expressionless

It’s another spontaneous hostful! They talk about how lovely L.A. is when everyone is at Coachella, Matt and Jonah get into a bit that probably lasts too long, and they read a scary ghost story! Artwork by Fernando Pinto… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 11/29

The NBA may or may not redeem itself with its new tentative deal, Occupy LA is going to be vacated, and several people most likely let out a collective sigh… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos of the Week 11/22

After some intense soul searching/hearing Pete Holmes’ “Impregnated With Wonder” and realizing the importance of having fun in life, The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos of the Week is… more

Nerdist Podcast: John de Lancie

The very talented John de Lancie sits down with the guys to talk about his role as Jane’s father on Breaking Bad, starting his career in the theater, his… more

A Family Comedy Shouldn’t Just Be For Kids

While there are people out there in the world that are admitting they saw Jack and Jill because they were in an inexplicable state of delusion in which they just… more

Sniping At Celebrities For Fun And Profit

While comedy has always poked fun of the concept of celebrity and its cadre, the ever increasing accessibility of the world via the Internet has made making fun of celebrities… more

The Magic of Channel 101

Throughout the bloodlines of comedy history, one can trace many of today’s best and brightest in the comedy world to such institutions as SNL, Mr. Show, the Daily Show, Freaks… more

And They Lived Questionably Ever After…

I desperately want the perfect romantic comedy movie to be made. Knowing how weird that sentence might be read, let me explain. A couple of months ago, I was watching… more

Comedy = X, X = WTF?

One of the most common tropes in the world of comedy is: tragedy + time = comedy. To an extent that’s true, and I’ve even explicated my own theory on that equation… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 10/17

I will never be like this kid that cries that she’s so excited to go to Disneyland when she was a kid. I was born a curmudgeon of an old… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 10/10

Both Dane Cook and the Coen Brothers are currently developing network TV shows. While you try to figure if that balances out the power shift in the realm of television,… more

Remembering Richard Jeni

Almost on a daily basis, it’s becoming undeniable that comedy is going through another boom. Recognition of comedy as a legitimate art form from the powers that be in the… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 10/4

Let’s try to forget that Dane Cook got a development deal with NBC and enjoy another edition of the 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week. Music Time with Jennie… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 9/26

While waiting for the Internet to retaliate to New York Magazine’s perfectly sardonic interview with perhaps the most infamous YouTube star to date, Rebecca Black, let’s go for another round… more

What’s the Deal with Superlatives?

As of this very moment: -Will Ferrell is to be awarded the Mark Twain Prize for Humor -Modern Family took home the most Emmy statuettes over the past weekend -Chris… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week

While this video of Jonny Sarhanis having a breakdown (?) on Celebrity Rehab is still going around, we’re having another round of videos that were actually intended to be funny –… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week

While there are plenty of clips online of people/animals running into things or public marriage rejections, there are comedy videos that are actually intended to be funny and/or… more

Joke Inception: Meta Comedy: Is This Still a Bit?: What’s Happening?

The following is an essay exploring comedy that seeks complexity through layers in being referential, self-referential, and even reflexive to the point that it’s calling into the question the very… more

Why Can’t We Just Be Funny?

Unbeknownst to many people, there’s a war of sorts in the world of comedy. Two factions, “alternative” and “mainstream”, stand more opposed every night, ever jealous and judgmental of each… more

“Jumping the Shark” = “Going Harold & Kumar”

First coined when the popular TV series Happy Days had Fonzie literally jump over a shark near the beach on jet water skis, the term “Jump the Shark” denotes that… more

Has SEO Ruined Comedy?

The Internet and the collective boredom of people at work have arguably redefined comedy. With online comedy content juggernauts like Funny or Die and videos of people failing on YouTube,… more

Why You Probably Haven’t Heard Many Good Amy Winehouse Jokes

When it comes to referencing a tragedy in humor that the more time has passed, the easier and more acceptable it is supposedly becomes to laugh about said controversial topics…. more