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FLOTUS Welcomes Kermit The Frog To The White House

First Lady Michelle Obama and the Joining Forces Initiative hosted a screening of Muppets Most Wanted for military families at the White House yesterday. The star of the film, Mr…. more

Barack Obama Guests On BETWEEN TWO FERNS with Zach Galifianakis

There could be many reasons that President Barack Obama would be in an episode of a web series, especially one as satirical as Funny or Die’s Between Two Ferns with… 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

President Obama, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Bill Nye Star In This Geeky Selfie

Teenage girls may take the most selfies, but the activity isn’t limited to any certain age group. You never know who you’ll catch turning the camera around, and this photo… more

Michelle Obama Will Appear in PARKS AND RECREATION’s Season Finale

Quick! Hide you Sweetums stash, put down the Child Sized sodas, and forget everything you ever knew about JJ’s Diner’s delicious waffles, because First Lady Michelle Obama is heading to… more


Noted Mark Wahlberg simulacrum and Sklarbro Country’s foremost expert on Floridian crime Dan Van Kirk is a firm believer in the electoral college and the civic duty of every American… more

Comic Book Day: Tom Morello’s “Orchid” is in Full Bloom

It’s been almost a year since we last spoke with musician-writer-activist Tom Morello about his Dark Horse comic book series Orchid, his music, and his politics. When we last encountered… more

Kickin’ It Mary Lynn Style #16: Dan Cotter and Chris Wylde

Mary Lynn writes: In honor of the upcoming election, this podcast is all about politics. My guests are Dan Cotter, who has an encyclopedic knowledge of the Libertarian Manifesto, and… more

The Funniest People You Should Be Following for Debate Coverage

Watching the debates are a great way to get informed (and sometimes misinformed) by our Presidential candidates. But even the most heated debates can get a little boring. Thankfully, that’s… more

Judging Clint Eastwood’s Chair Speech As Comedy

Over a week ago, actor/director Clint Eastwood spoke at the Republican National Convention and has since drawn much more publicity than pretty much everyone else at the RNC, especially… more

LYT Review: “The Campaign” has Winning Laughs, Lazy Plot

Unlike some other political comedies – Chris Rock’s Head of State comes to mind – The Campaign at least identifies the party affiliations of its major players. Never-challenged (except mentally,… more

LYT Preview: The 2012 Los Angeles Film Fest

The Los Angeles Film Festival kicks off this Thursday, kicking summer into super high gear for L.A. cinephiles and bringing a peek at what the rest of the year… more

LYT Review: “Avengers” is the Mighty Money Shot You’ve Been Awaiting

The term “geekgasm” does not go amiss here. If you’re like me – not in every way, obviously, because that would be weird, but in the key hypothetical way required… more

Marvin E. Quasniki’s Back, and In a Bad Mood

Okay, so Marvin E. Quasniki’s presidential campaign hasn’t been going the way he’d hoped. The Nerdist-endorsed candidate hasn’t been in any mood to do a fireside chat, but he did… more

Nerdist Podcast: Baratunde

Baratunde Thurston, co-founder of Jack and Jill Politics and Director of Digital for The Onion, sits down with Chris, Jonah and Matt to talk about Baratunde’s book “How To Be… more

Downsizing Your Dreams With Marvin E. Quasniki

He’s got a sweater and he’s not afraid to wear it, because they say it’s more relatable than a suit and tie. “He,” of course, is Nerdist-endorsed presidential candidate Marvin… more

Tour Washington, DC With Marvin E. Quasniki

He’s going to live there, so it makes sense to take a look around Washington, right? “He” is, of course, the Nerdist-endorsed presidential candidate, Marvin E. Quasniki, who had plenty… more

Marvin E. Quasniki: The CPAC Tapes

Nerdist-endorsed presidential candidate Marvin E. Quasniki went to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) last week in Washington to see if he could stir up some support, and he stirred… more

Love, Quasniki Style

For Valentine’s Day, Nerdist-endorsed presidential candidate Marvin E. Quasniki has a little romantic poem for you. And a little bear, and some chocolates. Offer not valid in Florida, because someone… more

F.D.R., Meet M.E.Q.: The First Marvin E. Quasniki Fireside Chat

Nerdist-endorsed presidential candidate Marvin E. Quasniki has launched a series of fireside chats from his home in Tonopah, Nevada in which he will speak to you, the public, on the… more

Machinima’s ETC Talks – Actually, Yells – To Marvin E. Quasniki

The folks over at Machinima’s ETC have nabbed an exclusive… wait, how exclusive is it if he’s talking to everyone BUT Anyway, it’s an interview via Skype with… more

To the Moon with Marvin E. Quasniki

Newt Gingrich said the other day that he would put a base on the Moon by the end of his second term, which was interesting insofar as he hasn’t been… more

Marvin E. Quasniki’s Response to the State Of the Union Address

Did you watch President’s State of the Union Address? Did you watch the Republican response afterwards? Did you know that there was ANOTHER Republican response that the mainstream media didn’t… more

The Debatable… Er, Debating Skills Of Marvin E. Quasniki

Did you catch the G.O.P. debate in South Carolina on CNN the other night? Everyone’s talking about how one candidate handled John King’s tough opening question… what? No,… more