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

Madonna Rocks Some GAME OF THRONES Inspired Cosplay

Madonna says she almost never allows her children to watch television, but someone in the Ciccone household has clearly been gobbling up some Game of Thrones lately, judging from pics… more

Music Geek Track Of The Week: Daft Punk featuring Jay-Z’s “Computerized”

Rappers rap about a lot of things: boats, hos, shoes, money, etc. Jay-Z decided to get a little nerdy with our favorite super-human-robots, Daft Punk, and rap about… you guessed… 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
 

Happy Pi Day 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… more

Check Out Sockweb, The World’s First Father-Daughter Grindcore Band. They Rule.

Sockweb are a self-described “brutorable” father-daughter grindcore duo comprised of multi-instrumentalist Adam Young and his 8-year-old daughter, Joanie, who is the chief lyricist. And guess what? They are about to… more
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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
 

Listen to the TRUE DETECTIVE Theme Song’s 8-Bit Makeover

We’re closing in on 12 hours since HBO’s True Detective sailed head-first into Carcosa, and naturally, people are dying to discuss it at length. Sometimes, even, ad nauseum. Whether your… more

Music Geek Track of the Week: Nick Waterhouse’s ‘Dead Room’

Nick Waterhouse’s “Dead Room” is the type of retro, soul-inflected ballroom jam that makes you understand why people used to buy dancing shoes. This week, the L.A.-based crooner… more

Stream GAME OF THRONES’ Mixtape CATCH THE THRONE Right Here, Right Now

As was to be expected, HBO has been pulling out all the stops in the build-up to Game of Thrones’ fourth season premiere. From endless teasers, to special featurettes, and… more
 

SXSW: The 13 Movies/TV Shows We Want to See Most

South By Southwest, the festival that is still cool and covers movies, music, comedy and technology, is upon us, and we have your movie preview (listed in alphabetical order) of… more

Jonah Raydio #53: The Bed is in the Episode

Kyle Clark is our guest.  Check out season 2 of Nerd Terns with Kyle Clark!   Featured Songs “Get the Show on the Road” by Canadian Winter “Bad Moves” by… more

Nerdist News: THE LAST OF US Movie, GAME OF THRONES Rap, WATCH DOGS Release Date, and Facebook Drones!

It’s Thirsty Thursday, y’all! You’re only allowed to watch today’s episode of Nerdist News if you’re parched! Just kidding. We have literally no way of tracking that. Today’s episode is… more
 

Bear McCreary on KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM, Heavy Metal, and ANIMAL HOUSE

When it came to scoring his latest project, the funny and charming Knights of Badassdom, composer Bear McCreary took the earnest approach. In a film marked by succubi, magic enchantments… more

Music Geek Track Of The Week: Nothing’s ‘Get Well’

Nothing’s band history is one of those stories you know will be oft-repeated when their debut album, Guilty of Everything, makes year-end lists at the conclusion of 2014. The fact… more

The Most Intentionally Funny Video of The Day 2/27/14: Greg Behrendt’s Relationship with Van Halen

A British spying agency specifically tasked with electronic surveillance intercepted over a million images taken from the webcams of Yahoo! users who don’t seem to have any connection to any… more
 

The Pokémon Pop Parody Medley You Need to See

We all know that Professor Oak keeps track of Pokémon near and far with his handy-dandy Pokédex, but until now there was no corresponding songédex for everyone’s… more

Live From the Danger Zone: Nerdist Chats with Kenny Loggins On ARCHER Cameo

I spent this morning how I’d prefer to spend all my mornings: on the phone with Grammy award winning musician and gatekeeper to the Danger Zone, Kenny Loggins. Via FX’s… more

David Byrne Covers Biz Markie’s “Just A Friend”

Remember that time when David Byrne was really into his cartoonishly oversized suit? Well, after last night when Byrne covered Biz Markie’s “Just A Friend,” for an “Artists Pay For… more
 

ANT-MAN Paul Rudd Dominates Jimmy Fallon’s TONIGHT SHOW Lip Sync Battle

Pardon my fangirling but: holy goodness me, do I ever love me some Paul Rudd. (Though, who doesn’t?) The future Mr. Ant-Man truly outdid his hilariously charming self on Tuesday… 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

Nerdist Podcast: St. Vincent

Musician St. Vincent sits down with Chris and Jonah to talk about what compels people to become artists, what inspires her to write songs, and how they deal with disgusting… more
 

Indie Interview: Courtney Barnett Talks Nirvana, Pulp Fiction, And Going to Bed Early

Courtney Barnett is a 26-year-old Australian songwriter whose frankness arms her alt-rock songs with the charming, no-bullshit sensibility you’d expect from a close friend. Often wryly funny, Barnett has a… more

From ‘Chopsticks’ to ‘Toccata and Fugue in D Minor’ on the FAO Schwarz Big Piano!

Everyone remembers the classic scene in Big when Tom Hanks’ Josh Baskin plays “Chopsticks” on the Big Piano at FAO Schwarz. While performing “Chopsticks” using your feet and alongside a… more

Music Geek Track Of The Week: Liam Lynch’s ‘Cookies For Later’

I couldn’t think of a more appropriate time to release this song because, um, GIRL SCOUT COOKIE SEASON!? In between directing movies, music videos, producing podcasts, and writing, Liam Lynch … more