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@midnight Last Night: Randy Sklar, Jason Sklar, Brody Stevens

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by on January 31, 2014

LogoAtMidnightThe Sklar Brothers and Brody Stevens brought the sports for a Super Bowl-themed @midnight with Chris Hardwick on Comedy Central last night. Things started with the Puppy Bowl, morphed into the Furry Bowl, and, well, Jose Canseco’s Twitter account was there, and Baby Bruno Mars was there, and foreign rappers were there, and you were there, right? No? Well, then, let’s go to the videotape:

Rapid Refresh – Diarrhea, Boners or The Muppets

Jose Canseco: Hugs or Hate – Dennis Rodman

#HashtagWars – #FailedSportsTeams

Name the Foreign Rapper – Seoul Train

Bioshock – Lifelong Belieber

See the whole episode by clicking here.

Next week, the (tentative) schedule includes Doug Benson, Seth Herzog, and Megan Neuringer on Monday night, Nick Thune, Dana Gould, and Arden Myrin on Tuesday night, Michelle Buteau, Sean Patton, and Moshe Kasher on Wednesday night, and Neko Case and Kurt Braunohler on Thursday night. See ‘em all, 12/11c on Comedy Central, right after The Colbert Report. Follow the show’s Tumblr and, of course, make sure you’re following the Twitter account. And if you want to see the show tape in person here in L.A., you can, for free; just click here for details.

MATH BITES Takes a Percentage

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by on January 30, 2014

How do percentages work? What’s a “percent”? How can you understand sale prices and loans and stuff if you don’t know? See, this stuff’s important. And Danica McKellar can explain it all on the latest edition of the Nerdist Channel’s Math Bites. Not only will you get the rundown on how to calculate percentages and understand decimals, but you’ll also get valuable insight on the eternal pancakes vs. waffles debate.

Actually, pancakes would taste pretty good right now. You got syrup?

Follow Danica on Twitter! And watch all the episodes of Math Bites here! While you’re at it, buy Danica’s books here, because they’re good.

Subscribe to the Nerdist Channel and play the percentages.

@midnight Last Night: Riki Lindhome, Jonah Ray, Kyle Dunnigan

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by on January 30, 2014

LogoAtMidnightOur own Riki Lindhome, our own Jonah Ray — yes, Jonah did the show, don’t be like that, he has feels — and Professor Blastoff‘s Kyle Dunnigan played @midnight with Chris Hardwick on Comedy Central last night, talking about the Atlanta Snowpocalypse, sexy chain restaurants, deporting Bieber, all sorts of stuff.

The clips tell the story:

#WTF or #DTF – Dance Floor Full of Clowns

Live Challenge – Blame Canada

New Netflix Categories – Pre-Legal Olsen Twins Movies

KonichiWhat?!?!?! – Queasy Rider

#HashtagWars – #SexyRestaurants

See the whole episode by clicking here.

Tonight, it’s the Sklar Brothers and Brody Stevens, 12/11c on Comedy Central, right after The Colbert Report. Follow the show’s Tumblr and, of course, make sure you’re following the Twitter account. And if you want to see the show tape in person here in L.A., you can, for free; just click here for details.

@midnight Last Night: Myq Kaplan, Jamie Lee, Steve Agee

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by on January 29, 2014

LogoAtMidnightIn increasing order of height, Myq Kaplan, Jamie Lee, and Steve Agee played @midnight with Chris Hardwick on Comedy Central last night, cracking wise about dancing Vin Diesel, unusual Olympic outfits, the nexus between sports stars and food (both in a spirited #HashtagWars and over Marshawn Lynch-inspired Skittles-infused Beast Mode sausage), and things you can’t sell on eBay.

Well, looky here, we got clips:

How r/Unexpected – Mighty Morphin Nazi Rangers

Craigs Libs – Naturally Hairy

Rapid Refresh – Beast Mode Sausage

#HashtagWars – #FoodAthletes

You Can’t Sell That on eBay – Slightly Used Anal Beads

See the whole episode by clicking here.

Tonight, it’s Myq Kaplan, Jamie Lee, and Steve Agee, 12/11c on Comedy Central, right after The Colbert Report. Follow the show’s Tumblr and, of course, make sure you’re following the Twitter account. And if you want to see the show tape in person here in L.A., you can, for free; just click here for details.

An Unlikely Hero on COPS: SKYRIM

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by on January 28, 2014

Officer Jenkins is dealing with his suspension by becoming a lumber mill rent-a-cop on the latest COPS: Skyrim on the Nerdist Channel. It’s a lonely job. Meanwhile, there’s a murder investigation going on, and a skooma sting operation that doesn’t go as intended. Plus, there’s a skirmish in the hills, and a dragon ready to roast the children until a hero emerges. A hero with a lot of time on his hands.

Watch all of COPS: Skyrim here.

Officer Jenkins has a Facebook page: Like it.

Subscribe to the Nerdist Channel and be a hero, too.

@midnight Last Night: Michael Showalter, Kerry Kenney-Silver, Michael Ian Black

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by on January 28, 2014

LogoAtMidnight@midnight with Chris Hardwick on Comedy Central hosted a little reunion of The State last night, and Michael Showalter, Kerry Kenney-Silver, and Michael Ian Black played the game while a few more familiar faces came by to make things even more special. (You DID see the picture of all of them with Chris, right?)

And you can see it here in the clips:

The State Reunites on @Midnight

Cringe-Worthy – Bieber’s Bed Stains

#HashtagWars – #SadTVShows

Special Skills – No Left Side

Rapid Refresh – Pharrell’s Grammy Hat

See the whole episode by clicking here.

Tonight, it’s Myq Kaplan, Jamie Lee, and Steve Agee, 12/11c on Comedy Central, right after The Colbert Report. Follow the show’s Tumblr and, of course, make sure you’re following the Twitter account. And if you want to see the show tape in person here in L.A., you can, for free; just click here for details.

SET LIST: Tony Law

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by on January 24, 2014

Canadian-born, London-based comic Tony Law takes the stage at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to try his hand at Paul Provenza and Troy Conrad’s Set List, and we have the results right here at the Nerdist Channel. And Tony has to find his way from buildings with foreskins to judgmental inanimate objects and more.

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@midnight Last Night: Julie Klausner, Horatio Sanz, Jon Daly

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by on January 24, 2014

LogoAtMidnightJulie Klausner, Horatio Sanz, and Jon Daly played @midnight with Chris Hardwick on Comedy Central last night. The topics included Grammys, American Apparel, 300: Rise of the Empire, the now-infamous sugarless gummy bear reviews on Amazon, and really bad email subject lines. Much mirth was generated.

The proof is in the clips:

#HashtagWars – #RejectedGrammyCategories

American Apparel – The Cold Abyss of Nothingness

Rapid Refresh – Leonidas vs. The Three Ninjas

Live Challenge – Runny Bears

Think Outside the Inbox – Nigerian Prince

See the whole episode by clicking here.

Next week’s schedule (all subject to change) include a very The State panel of Michael Ian Black, Kerry Kenney-Silver, and Michael Showalter on Monday; Myq Kaplan, Jamie Lee, and Steve Agee on Tuesday; Randy and Jason Sklar and Nick Swardson on Wednesday; and Natasha Leggero and the legendary To Be Announced on Thursday. Be there, 12/11c on Comedy Central, right after The Colbert Report. Follow the show’s Tumblr and, of course, make sure you’re following the Twitter account. Oh, and if you want to see the show tape in person here in L.A., you can, for free; just click here for details.

Chris Hardwick Guests On Grantland’s Andy Greenwald Podcast

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by on January 23, 2014

andygreenwaldheadshotChris Hardwick on a podcast… that isn’t his own? Right here. It all started with Grantland’s Andy Greenwald taking a shot at Mr. Hardwick in a column that criticized the sudden explosion of media interest in nerd culture, leading to a civil exchange in emails, and now, awwww, they’re all good. And that mutual respect comes through as Chris guests on The Andy Greenwald Podcast. hardwickatmidnightgrantlandAndy even admits that Chris is “not worse than Hitler,” so that’s a major concession. (Yeah, it’s when they talk about Internet commenters. Godwin’s Law and all that.) It’s an interesting discussion of comedy, culture, life, and much more.

And you can hear it over at ESPN and Bill Simmons’ Grantland by clicking here.