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Maya Rudolph’s Variety Show Has An Air Date

The long awaited Maya Rudolph variety show is finally coming to NBC. Announced back in November, the show was originally supposed to air during the Winter Olympics on the peacock… more

It’s Rex Manning Day! Celebrate EMPIRE RECORDS’ Best with Ethan Embry Tonight

Damn the man: Save the Empire! It’s Rex Manning Day and we’re about to shock you, shock you, shock you with some deviant behavior — or, you know, a way to… 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! Details below… As convention season, which seems to be competing with road construction season for longest of… more

Kevin Bacon + THE TONIGHT SHOW = Your FOOTLOOSE Dreams, Realized

Is there anything Jimmy Fallon can’t do? Honestly, some days I’m not so sure that he’s not some sort of magical shaman, placed on the earth to bring happiness and… more

Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy,’ STAR WARS Edition

You guys. It turns out that Tusken Raiders aren’t being menacing – they’re just raising the roof! Courtesy fan group Star Wars Tunisia, this version of Pharrell Williams’ “Happy,” with… more

Danica McKellar, Billy Dee Williams, and Drew Carey on DANCING WITH THE STARS This Season

So, we’re obviously going to root for our own Danica McKellar on this season’s Dancing with the Stars, right? She hosts Math Bites on the Nerdist Channel, she’s one of… more

Exclusive: ‘All Your Base’ Are Belong to Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

Robot versions of Chris Hardwick and Jessica Chobot? Check. Philosoraptor wielding a double-bladed lightsaber and doing his best Star Wars Kid impression? Check. Fantastic animation from Ron Yavnieli? Check and… more

Watch Tom Hiddleston Vs. Benedict Cumberbatch In A Dance-Off For the Ages

Oh, hell, it’s a holiday week. So, we bring you this video editing together the dance (and walking, and just sitting or standing there) moves of Tom Hiddleston and Benedict… more

Nathan Barnatt’s Super Mario Super Dance, With Some Special Guest Stars

This is the new Nathan Barnatt dance video. It’s the Super Mario Super Dance. Starting and ending at Meltdown Comics. Starring our own Jonah Ray as the clerk. Plus special… more

The Inevitable Gallifrey Shake

Hosting the Streamy Awards, Chris Hardwick made his feelings on the Harlem Shake known. Meanwhile, across town at Gallifrey One the night before, and unbeknownst to Chris, Chloe Dykstra was…… more

LYT Review: Because it’s “Les Miz,” and it’s…AAAAAWEsome!

Not to belabor the WWE/Mike Mizanin joke too much – though that is kinda my thing – I look around at the other reviews of Les Miserables that have… more

Getting Freaky with Matt Besser; Or Why I’ll Never Grind Again

  Dancing has always been a source of controversy in our culture. Whether it was its inability to produce rain, the oh-so-revealing outfits of those jazz-obssessed flappers, Elvis’ hypnotically gyrating… more

George Takei’s Happy Dance

In celebration of raising $158,322 for his planned Broadway show Allegiance, about the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, George Takei, with his husband Brad’s permission/complicity, posted… more

“Community” Is Gonna Make You Sweat

You won’t see anything better today: This is cell phone video from the set of Community, in which Alison Brie and Danny Pudi channel C+C Music Factory. This show… more

Comedians Can Dance

Some might think that people involved in comedy are all insecure wallflowers that would rather stare at a Dixie cup and think of jokes and sketches rather than dance. Well, “… more