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


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

The Living Building

This video’s been going around for about a week, but it’s still pretty cool if you haven’t seen it yet: it’s a school building, animated.  Guillaume Reymond produced the video,… more

The Underground Circuit

I’m not sure I need to say anything more than “London tube map on a circuit board,” but that’s exactly what designer Yuri Suzuki, a 2012 Designer in Residence at… 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

Awkward Family Un-Seen Photos With Doug and Mike

Awkward Family Photos has been collecting and sharing the very best in inappropriate family pictures for years. Starting today, the guys behind AFP are bringing their excellent taste in bad… more

San Francisco in Toothpicks

Many people find the slow detailed work of building ships in bottles challenging. One person took this art form to a whole new level of nerdiness: Artist Scott Weaver built… more

The Art Of “Magic Meltdown”

This week on the Nerdist Channel’s Justin Willman’s Magic Meltdown, the theme is “Art.” A balloon decal becomes a real balloon, the Mona Lisa does a card trick, and there’s… more

Closer: A Special Dinner Experience With Wolvesmouth

“We ate well and cheaply and drank well and cheaply and slept well and warmly together and loved each other.” — Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast In San Diego, just… more

Pickstarter: Our Favorite Crowdfunded Projects 7/22

This week in Pickstarter, we zero in on a proposed revolution in gaming, a new process to express yourself in your clothing, and a WWII-era graphic novel that doesn’t pull… more

New Trailer For “Drew: The Man Behind The Poster”

If you don’t know who Drew Struzan is, you probably still have seen his work, and you probably love one of his pieces.  Drew Struzan created the movie posters for… more

A Talk With Daniel Clowes On “Hero Complex”

Ghost World, Lloyd Llewellyn, Eightball, The Death Ray… Daniel Clowes is a formidable presence in the alternative comics world, and on today’s edition of the Nerdist Channel’s Hero Complex: The… more

Tenth Doctor Art Time Lapse

This is pretty cool. Our good friend and IDW comic artist Blair Shedd shares a time lapse video of how he goes about drawing a Tenth Doctor portrait, digital style…. more

SDCC ’12: Legendary Comics Unveils More Tower Chronicles

While you may have heard the news that we recently became a part of the Legendary family, let me assure you that I would be covering this epic-looking comic even… more

LYT’s L.A. Film Fest Wrap-Up, Part 2: Quests, Dream Girls and Funny Disasters

Note: Read part 1 of Luke’s L.A. Film Festival coverage by clicking here The Compass is Carried by the Dead Man might have been more enjoyable had I not… more

LYT’s L.A. Film Fest Wrap-Up, Part 1: Beasts, Zombies and Oversimplifications

Much of the chatter among regular filmgoers at the recent Los Angeles Film Festival involved the “identity” of the fest, something that is apparently of great importance to those in… more

A Primer On 8-Bit Art

Last week, PBS’ “Off Book” series of online reports did a piece on 8-bit art. It looks at the evolution of the form from video games to its present state…. more

Karen Gillan’s Movie Project Needs a ‘Happy Ending’

How many times have you watched a movie and wondered how it got made?  Here’s an opportunity to contribute toward making a movie a reality: Karen Gillan, Amy Pond herself,… more

Make Good Art: Neil Gaiman’s Advice To Graduates

It’s that time of year, many people of all ages participating in the pomp and circumstance that is graduation.  Congratulations to all who have managed to complete another one of… more

DC Comics Examines the “Darkness and Light” of Their Heroes

DC Comics recently moved into a new state of the art facility at The Pointe in Burbank, California. To celebrate the opening of the new west coast offices and create… more

Lightning in a Bottle – A Music Nerd’s Dreamland

There’s a weekend of bliss ahead of us, Nerds. For those of you residing in Southern California and love loving things, I recommend you jog on over to Lightning in… more

The Art Of Lego

PBS’ Off Book web series has an episode posted now about Lego art. This is pretty amazing: These artists make portraits and sculptures out of Lego that in some cases… more

The Nerdist Channel Presents “Hero Complex: The Show”: Leonard Nimoy, Pt. 1

Today’s Hero Complex: The Show is part one of a two-part interview the L.A. Times’ Geoff Boucher conducted with Leonard Nimoy. Leonard Nimoy. I know, right? Wow. Part one… more

Remembering Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak passed away today in Danbury, Connecticut at 83. Few children’s books have ever had the impact on so many kids as Where the Wild Things Are, and his… more

The Kids on the Wall

Calling all Los Angeles Kids in the Hall fans!!! This Saturday (4/21 @ 7pm) is the opening party of the Kids in the Hall|Kids on the Wall art gallery!… more

Comic Book Day: Lurking in the Shadows with Alex Ross

The Shadow is, perhaps, the archetypal superhero, a mold from which all other costumed crusaders were wrought. Before there was Batman, before there was Superman, before there was Alec Baldwin… more