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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

Barack Obama Guests On BETWEEN TWO FERNS with Zach Galifianakis

There could be many reasons that President Barack Obama would be in an episode of a web series, especially one as satirical as Funny or Die’s Between Two Ferns with… more

The Most Intentionally Funny Video of The Day 3/10/14: Sir Patrick Stewart as “Non-Actor” on Colbert

An entire plane is still missing from Malaysia Airlines after days of intensive searching, and the Chinese government anticipated that there might be some anger from families having to wait… 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

MARON Season 2 Premieres May 8th with Conan O’Brien, Chris Hardwick, and More to Guest Star

The televised version of the life of podcast legend and comedian Marc Maron is finally returning to IFC next month. Come May 8th 10PM on IFC, we’re all invited back… more

Dick Cavett and Dave Hill Hang Out For a Web Series

If you’re all about the Tumblr blog Awesome People Hanging Out Together, then you’re going to love the web series Dick and Dave, wherein hysterical comedian/author/musician/all around… more

COMEDY GIVES BACK Live Stream From@SXSW Sunday Night

Following their massive international, 24-hour, digital comedy telethon for Malaria No More, the wonderful comedy charity organization known as Comedy Gives Back is doing another great event tonight at SXSW … more

Paul F. Tompkins to Star in ABC Family Comedy Pilot

One of America’s most funniest and most dapper comedians, Paul F. Tompkins, may get the chance for most of America to see him on a network sitcom with the news… more

The Most Intentionally Funny Video of The Day 3/7/14: Nice Jokes by ‘Nice Boy’ on The Pete Holmes Show

In reading the headline “A shotglass made of a chocolate chip cookie”, one immediately, probably, thinks that’s a great idea. Just think that only a few shooters or liqueurs would… more

The Biggest Happenings in Comedy Right Now 3/7/14

I’m sure you’re disgusted at the fact that Massachusetts had to sign in a specific law to make taking photos up women’s skirts illegal, but that isn’t the only news… more

The Most Intentionally Funny Video of The Day 3/6/14: A ‘Real’ Adele Dazeem Sings ‘Let It Go’

With the news that Obama called Putin about the situation in Crimea, I don’t understand why there isn’t a .gif series from Dr. Strangelove that’s parodying what’s happening in this… more

Andy Daly ‘Reviews’ Addiction and Pancake Eating in Previews of REVIEW

Tonight, Andy Daly’s long awaited Comedy Central series Review is finally having its debut. You might have heard Daly talk about it on a recent episode of the Nerdist podcast … more

NBC’s Rebooted American Comedy Awards Announces Nominations, Opens Voting

After more than a decade of being on hiatus, NBC is bringing back its American Comedy Awards. Though it isn’t the only comedy awards show (Comedy Central has The Comedy… more

The Most Intentionally Funny Video of The Day 3/5/14: ‘Burr’

The Scholastic Assessment Test, better known and dreaded as the SAT to all those worrying about getting into college, is getting rid of an essay requirement — it’s now optional…. more

Jim Gaffigan’s New Comedy Special OBSESSED Premiering in April

Though it has only been just under two years since the release of his last comedy special Mr. Universe, Jim Gaffigan is such a singular comedian, transcending his label as… more

Fred Savage to Direct Garfunkel & Oates IFC Series

You indeed read that headline right: Your childhood’s Kevin Arnold, Fred Savage, will be directing and executive producing your adulthood’s favorite musical comedy duo Garfunkel & Oates in their upcoming… more

The Most Intentionally Funny Video of The Day 3/4/14: Hannibal Buress on The Tonight Show

Facebook is currently in talk with a drone manufacturer, which means there could potentially be Facebook drones. While their purpose would be to provide Internet service to more remote parts… more

The Most Intentionally Funny Video of The Day 3/3/14: Fake or Florida on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS

Pizza was served at The Oscars last night by host Ellen DeGeneres to the nominees, amongst them Leonardo DiCaprio, pizza lover Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, and many more. Perhaps I… more

Lena Dunham Writing Mini Series for ARCHIE Comics

As of now, the upcoming advice book from Girls mastermind Lena Dunham, Not That Kind of Girl, is not the only highly anticipated project that Dunham is writing or has… more

The Biggest Happenings in Comedy Right Now 3/1/14

The Sochi Olympics are over and tensions are rising in Eastern Europe, specifically Ukraine that’s seemingly Cold War-ish. While that is the news that you need to know about right… more

The Most Intentionally Funny Video of The Day 2/28/14: Rory Scovel’s Piece for Art + Comedy

As Ukraine has overthrown their government and Russia is standing at its borders, seemingly ready to intervene, I notice #20ReasonsWeLoveJustin is trending on Twitter. I wonder if Ukrainians in a… more

The Most Intentionally Funny Video of The Day 2/27/14: Greg Behrendt’s Relationship with Van Halen

A British spying agency specifically tasked with electronic surveillance intercepted over a million images taken from the webcams of Yahoo! users who don’t seem to have any connection to any… more

Another Guest Star-Filled Season of PORTLANDIA Premieres Tonight

Over the 3 seasons of IFC’s wonderful sketch show Portlandia, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein have not only managed to feature so many of the great eccentricities of Portland, OR,… more

Dr. Steve Brule Can’t Handle Airplanes as he Launches Season 3 of CHECK IT OUT!

Tonight, Academy Award nominated actor John C. Reilly is reprising one of his most memorable roles yet again as the incomparable Dr. Steve Brule in the Adult Swim series Check… more

Watch Exclusive Clip of Jason Bateman’s BAD WORDS Then Win a Chance to Attend Premiere

After all the times you’ve seen Jason Bateman ponder the question, “Her?” as Michael Bluth, you’ll very soon get to see him in a new light, specifically as a director…. more