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

 

SET LIST: The Sklar Brothers

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A Nickel Rolling On a Treadmill For 57 Minutes, Because It Can

What’s best about this video of a nickel rolling on a treadmill for 57 minutes is the description written by the video’s creator, Parker Reed: “Don’t know why I did… more

DICE 2013: Gabe Newell and J.J. Abrams Debate Movies Vs. Games

We reported from DICE last week about Gabe Newell and J.J. Abrams partnering on either a Valve based movie or a game based on a Bad Robot idea. That… 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
 

Disaster Safety the Black Dynamite Way

What should you do when a disaster strikes, like, say, an earthquake? Everybody’s favorite action hero Black Dynamite has the answer in today’s dip into the archives of lost archival… more

Chris Hardwick on Thursday’s “What’s Trending”

Chris Hardwick appeared today (Thursday, 2/14) on our pal Shira Lazar’s What’s Trending, and the live stream is now over, but we have the replay here for your viewing… more

Pickstarter Plus: Jon Schnepp on the “Death of Superman Lives”

Recently on Pickstarter, we recommended Jon Schnepp’s The Death of Superman Lives. The documentary plans to detail the fall of one of the most outrageous films of all time, Tim… more
 

Look, It’s Wired’s “Star Wars” Issue, Featuring Chris Hardwick

You might, just might, want to pick up the new issue of Wired magazine, March 2013, seeing as how the cover features none other than our very own Chris Hardwick… more

The Inevitable Super Bowl Commercial Remix

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUjHaZN3xMM?rel=0&w=615&h=346] You were unimpressed with most of them, and now here they are, all of the Super… more

Super Mario Bros. Plus “Ghostbusters” Equals Mashup Magic

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srXN-1DUd3Q?rel=0&w=615&h=346] You can find practically everything mashed up with everything else around the net nowadays, but this… more
 

Some Of the Super Bowl… Er, “Big Game” Ads In Advance

You know, I liked it better when we DIDN’T see the Super Bowl commercials in advance. he element of surprise was part of the fun. But times have changed, marketing… more

“Downton Abbey,” SNES-Style

In honor of the cast of Downton Abbey winning a SAG Award last night (not to mention the episode that aired in the U.S. last night with a major… more

Is “Mean Girls: The Musical” on the Way?

We’ve all agreed that “fetch” is never going to happen, but have we reached a consensus about the possibility of a Mean Girls musical adaptation? At last night’s SAG Awards,… more
 

Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore and Anna Paquin to Return for X-Men: Days of Future Past

We’re going to see how the future turned out for the love triangle of Iceman, Rogue and Shadowcat after all, as Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore and Anna Paquin have signed… more

The Playboy Mansion: A Nerd in Hugh Hefner’s Court

Being a writer in the nerd sphere of things has its advantages. Last month, a group of my colleagues got to ride in a tank with Arnold Schwarzenegger as he… more

Nerdstalgia: The ’90s, Revisited in a Microsoft Ad

Microsoft is trying to get the message out that Internet Explorer’s changed and isn’t the same browser it used to be, and let me just say here that I use… more
 

Pickstarter: Bohemian Guitars, snappgrip, and Woodworking 101

This week in Pickstarter we’re highlighting antique jug recycled into guitars, a photo grip for the iPhones, and a woodworking show for the beginning carpenter. Pick #1 – Bohemian Guitars… more

Hey, Look, An Animation Scholarship from Warner Bros.

Here’s something for you budding animation stars out there. Are you a graduating high school student enrolling in a college, university, or trade school? Are you interested in studying animation?… more

Your Next Dream Car: A Real-Life Halo 4 Warthog

Not sure why we didn’t see this when the L.A. Times slipped it out there on Christmas eve — holiday haze, I’d say — but Microsoft commissioned a real-life,… more
 

ILM’s “Avengers” Visual FX Reel

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnQLjZSX7xM?rel=0&w=615&h=346] Because who doesn’t love watching special effects how-they-did-it videos, here’s Industrial Light and Magic’s reel showcasing… more

White House Refusal to Build Death Star Shows Weakness, Says Empire

In what may be the greatest PR scenario for both the White House and Lucasfilm, a petition for the U.S. government to build a Death Star forced the White… more

Pickstarter: E-Ink Watch, “Video Game High School,” & Urban Legend Toys

Welcome back to Pickstarter, where we pick our favorite crowdfunded projects of the week. This week we’re taking a look at an E-Ink watch so that lets you notice the… more
 

Adventures at CES: In Which Nerdist Channel Wins an Award and Things Get Replicated

How was Official Opening Day of the 2013 International CES? Oh, nothing much, just AWARD-WINNING. Yes, at the International Academy of Web Television Awards — that’s the IAWTV Awards to… more

First Look at Brea Grant’s “Best Friends Forever”

Last year, Brea Grant went off and made a movie called Best Friends Forever, we talked to her about it, and you guys helped her finish it through Kickstarter. In… more

Gossiping With “The Kids in the Hall”

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEDGrPKW24E?rel=0&w=615&h=346] This week’s classic clip from The Kids in the Hall on the Nerdist Channel finds Weston… more