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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

“Heroes of Cosplay” Coming to SyFy With Chloe Dykstra, Holly Conrad, Jessica Merizan

Cable network SyFy is planning a series on cosplay, Heroes of Cosplay, but we knew that. What we’ve only recently learned is that our own Nerdist Channel Just Cos host… more

Laughter At 5,280 Feet: The High Plains Comedy Festival

Are you going to be in Denver August 23rd and 24th? Here’s a good reason you’ll want to be there: an all-star lineup of comedians is descending on the Mile… 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

Meet The Pride of Erie PA, Featuring Mike Phirman

You know Mike Phirman, Chris Hardwick’s partner-in-music in Hard ‘n Phirm and the one-man-house-band on BBC America’s The Nerdist. But did you know he’s in a band? And that the… more

Nerdist News Talks To Johnny Depp About “The Lone Ranger”

The Lone Ranger opens today, and there’s a lot of curiosity about how the venerable masked man and his sidekick Tonto will translate into the Bruckheimer-Verbinski universe of adventure, explosions,… more

Chris Hardwick IS Luke in a Homemade Star Wars Death Star Trench Run

A sweded version of the Death Star trench run? Okay, sure. A sweded version of the Death Star trench run starring our own Chris Hardwick as Luke Skywalker? YES. Add… more

The Collection: Hulk Smash GTA IV, Shakespeare Does Star Wars

Working during a holiday week is always weird. Either you’re on half-speed or there are a zillion things that HAVETOGETDONERIGHTNOW before you go off to whatever it is you plan… more

The “Breaking Bad” Final Season Poster

No words necessary, right? Just this: Aw, yeah. All hell breaks loose August 11 on AMC. And we will remember his name. Heisenberg, is it?… more

To Isengard! With Orlando Bloom

Orlando Bloom has completed shooting for The Hobbit trilogy, and Peter Jackson posted this video of Orlando being silly with a particular Internet meme of about a year ago to… more

New Pixies Song: “Bagboy”

New Pixies song? New Pixies song: It’s been nine years since we’ve heard new Pixies music and longer since we got an album, but they’re back with a new track,… more

Ketchup With the Hot Dogs: “Dexter”

Henson Alternative’s Ketchup with the Hot Dogs is back on the Nerdist Channel with another season recap, this time running through the previous season of Showtime’s Dexter just in time… more

The Collection (Brief Edition): X-Files Comic-Con Panel & 6-Year-Old Screamer

I have just a couple of things to throw in your direction this evening, and we’ll call it part of The Collection for lack of a better way to do… more

Mad Men Go West

Thank you, New York Magazine’s Vulture blog, for picking up on the season finale of Mad Men and imagining the series moving everyone out west to… The O.C. Well,… more

Conan Goes to E3: Console Wars 2013

Conan O’Brien and video games go together like… um… well… it’s always funny, anyway. So Clueless Gamer Conan headed down to E3 and got a chance to wander the floor… more

A Trailer For Bobcat Goldthwait’s Found-Footage Bigfoot Thriller “Willow Creek”

Bobcat Goldthwait made a low-budget movie about a couple (Bryce Johnson and Alexie Gilmore) in the woods with a camera, looking for the place where someone once caught Bigfoot on… more

Richard Matheson, 1926-2013

If nothing else, the fact that Richard Matheson wrote “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet” — you know, THAT episode of The Twilight Zone — would have put him in the… more

Pickstarter: Help Superman Fight Hunger in Africa

DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. have been using Indiegogo to raise money for its We Can Be Heroes campaign to raise money to fight hunger in Africa, partnered with Save… more

Nerdist News at E3

Nerdist News hit the floor and the press conferences (and, from what I hear, the parties) at E3 in Los Angeles recently, and Dan Casey brought along the Nerdist Channel… more

Nerdist News Special: “Monsters University”

For this weekend’s opening of Monsters University, Nerdist News’ Dan Casey chatted with voice cast members Nathan Fillion and Charlie Day, producer Kori Rae, and writer/director Dan Scanlon about… more

The TV “Batman” Theme, As Performed By Bats

The original Neal Hefti Batman theme recreated with the use of actual bat sounds? Why not, it’s Friday. Sándor Seuntjens of Brussels digitally reduced the otherwise-inaudible-to-humans sounds of bats… more

“Jobs” Trailer: Ashton Kutcher Thinks Different

Well, here it is, the first formal full trailer for Ashton Kutcher in the Steve Jobs biopic Jobs. It’s… um… well… the trailer has all the cliches of the standard… more

“Set List”: Robin Williams! Dana Gould! Todd Glass!

More Set List from the Nerdist Channel? More of that “stand-up without a net” devised by Paul Provenza and Troy Conrad, in which comics have to come up with jokes… more

Comic Book Club Looks At “World War Z”

The video version of Comic Book Club from the Nerdist Channel continues its look at the Biggest. Summer. Ever. with their review of Brad Pitt in World War Z. Are… more

Pickstarter: Space Nomads Fight Off Insectoids (With Your Help)

Here’s a video game looking for crowdfunding on Indiegogo: Space Nomads is a “first person, cooperative, tower-defense PC game, set in a procedurally generated world,” created by Loading Studios, a… more