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DVK: Mark Wahlberg on Holes in Parks

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by on March 17, 2014

“Mark Wahlberg” — Dan Van Kirk’s version of Mark Wahlberg, that is — has another very special “So Now You Do Know” PSA, this time informing you about the dangers of digging holes in parks, or something like that:

It’s good to know that he’s patrolling the mean parks of America. I mean, he HAS played cops.

Watch more DVK-as-Wahlberg at the Nerdist Channel here.

Put down that shovel and subscribe to the Nerdist Channel.

TALKING DEAD Sunday Night: Melissa McBride, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Phil Brooks

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by on March 16, 2014

mcbridebrownbrooks031614On tonight’s episode of Talking Dead, the aftershow followingThe Walking Dead on AMC hosted by Chris Hardwick, Carol — Melissa Mc Bride — and a couple of superfans returning for another round of analysis and talk about everybody’s favorite zombie show, Yvette Nicole Brown of Community and a guy named Phil Brooks. Phil who? Oh, you know him by his WWE stage name, CM Punk. Yup, they’re back, and if you saw how they hit it off the first time they shared the Talking Dead stage, you know it’ll be a lot of fun.

talkingdeadlogo2013They, and Melissa, and Chris are also, of course, ready to answer your questions about TWD, so post over at the AMC website where they’re collecting viewer questions and comments, and then watch Talking Dead at 10/9c, right after The Walking Dead on AMC.

SET LIST: Todd Glass

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by on March 14, 2014

Our own Todd Glass of The Todd Glass Show fame takes on the stand-up obstacle course of Paul Provenza and Troy Conrad’s Set List on the Nerdist Channel this week, and he approaches things somewhat differently, which is to say he… well, take a look:

That’s one way to handle it. (Oh, yeah? How would YOU have done with that last one?)

Subscribe to the Nerdist Channel. It’s not THAT much work.

.@midnight Last Night: Nikki Glaser, Steve Agee, Kyle Kinane

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by on March 14, 2014

LogoAtMidnightLast night was another Tag Team Thursday on @midnight with Chris Hardwick on Comedy Central, and the formidable Nikki Glaser, Steve Agee and Kyle Kinane did their home player partners well with topics like Train (the band, not the transportation option), honest Instagram hashtags, budget cosplay, St. Patrick’s Day alternatives, and the requisite So Much More. Oh, and Steve and Kyle make out.

Them clips:

Sweet Emoji – I Got a Little Turned On

Harshtag – Tell Me I’m Beautiful

#HashtagWars – #AlcoHolidays

Rapid Refresh – Yeah Bros, Fist Bump It Out

See the whole episode by clicking here.

Next week’s schedule — as always, subject to change, so don’t hold me to these — includes W. Kamau Bell, Hannibal Buress, and Eliza Skinner on Monday, Jenny Johnson, Mike Lawrence, and Todd Barry on Tuesday, Whitney Cummings, Neal Brennan, and Dan Levy on Wednesday, and Greg Proops, Michelle Buteau, and Ben Kronberg on Thursday. As always, you can see it happen at 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.

Happy Pi Day 2014

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by on March 14, 2014

Are we gonna do it again? OF COURSE WE ARE. As a wise man once said, it’s Nerd Christmas, after all. Here you go:

Can’t break the tradition as long as I’m around. Yes, it’s March 14th, 3/14, Pi Day, and you can’t have Pi Day without Hard ‘N Phirm making it musical. And so, sing along once again.

Oh, right, don’t forget to get your official Pi Day t-shirt, designed by Chris Hardwick and Her Universe, sold exclusively through Hot Topic stores and online retailers:

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And enter our Pi Day contest for a chance to win a trip to San Diego Comic-Con. Details here.

May your Pi Day be a festive and joyous one filled with irrational numbers and pie….

@midnight Last Night: Jonah Ray, Wil Wheaton, Matt Mira

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by on March 13, 2014

LogoAtMidnightOld friends gathered for a rousing good time on @midnight with Chris Hardwick last night on Comedy Central, namely Hardwick’s old pal Wil Wheaton and Nerdist Podcast co-hosts Jonah Ray and Matt Mira. The topics included Failed Podcasts (with Jonah getting a shot in at himself, Matt managing to get Dave Matthews in there, and Wil making a Peter Hardwick joke), dirty versions of celebrity names, public access TV, and a Craigslist ad read by special guest Walton Goggins.

The friendly clips:

Live Challenge – Dog Face Killa

FTW – No Money, Serious Inquiries Only

Failed Podcasts – My Fat Drunk Brother from 2003

#HashtagWars – #FilthyCelebrities

Stairway to Stardom – Starship Mates

See the whole episode by clicking here.

Tonight, Nikki Glaser, Steve Agee, and Kyle Kinane are on at 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.

DIY DAMMIT: Tea Cup Candles with Ed Hansen

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by on March 12, 2014

Tea cup candles add that certain measure of class to your home, but how do you make ‘em? It’s more than just sticking a candle in a cup. Joselyn Hughes can show you how on this episode of the Nerdist Channel’s DIY Dammit, with a little help from writer Ed Hansen. It’s waxy!

Watch more DIY Dammit here!

Read all about DIY Dammit in our interview with Joselyn Hughes.

Subscribe to the Nerdist Channel and keep the flame of creativity going.

@midnight Last Night: Dominic Monaghan, Kulap Vilaysack, Howard Kremer

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by on March 12, 2014

LogoAtMidnightOne’s been Merry and Lost, the others know Who Charted?: Dominic Monaghan, Kulap Vilaysack, and Howard Kremer paneled up for @midnight with Chris Hardwick last night on Comedy Central. Mascot sex? Sure. “That Awkward Moment” tweets? Yes. Spring break books? Bad e-cards? Obama “Between Two Ferns”? They got ‘em all.

Witness it in clips:

That Awkward Moment – Someone’s In Your Mouth

#HashtagWars – #SpringBreakBooks

E-Carded – Merry Christmas, Jew

YouTube Channels: F’Real – An Old Man’s Balloons or Recycled Kitty Litter?

Rapid Refresh – Between Two Foam Finger Blasters

See the whole episode by clicking here.

Tonight, some folks with whom you might be acquainted — Wil Wheaton, Jonah Ray, and Matt Mira — will play the game at 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: SMOD Night with Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Ralph Garman

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by on March 11, 2014

LogoAtMidnightThe SMODvasion of @midnight with Chris Hardwick was in full effect last night on Comedy Central: Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, and Ralph Garman seized control of the panel and bantered about things like the Bieber deposition, the HBO Go True Detective crash, and their feminine sides.

Here’s how it went, in clips:

Gender Bender Beauty Pageant – Wilma Smith or Tomara Cruise?

Rapid Refresh – HBO No Go

New Netflix Categories – Jay and Silent Bob Strike Butt

#HashtagWars – #RuinABand

How r/Unexpected – Either Way It’s Gonna Be Rad

See the whole episode by clicking here.

Tonight, Dominic Monaghan meets Who Charted? — Howard Kremer and Kulap Vilaysack — at 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.