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

This Week at NerdMelt Showroom: The Mo Show, Beta Test, Paul Danke Album Recording, and more!

Here is the awesome going down at NerdMelt Showroom at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles this week: Chris Hardwick will be around for Beta Test, Paul Danke is recording his… more

MIFVOTD 4/17/14: Rob Gleeson’s CONAN Set on Coming Out

Today’s Most Intentionally Funny Video of The Day is the late night stand up debut of comedian Rob Gleeson on Conan. His set was not only great as a wonderful… 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
 

Bonnaroo 2014 Announces Comedy Line-Up

The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has grown so much over the years, and its comedy portion has expanded nicely, too. This year’s comedy lineup, featuring many Nerdist favorites, has… more

The Biggest Happenings in Comedy Right Now 4/12/14

If you’re a betting golf aficionado in the Ukraine, you might care deeply about the fate of Ukraine that hangs at Russia’s whim and the Masters golf tournament underway in… more

Dave Attell Makes Triumphant Return To Comedy Central with ROAD WORK and COMEDY UNDERGROUND

It’s been an entire decade since the final season of Insomniac aired on Comedy Central, as well as four years since the short lived Gong Show with Dave Attell went… more
 

This Week at NerdMelt Showroom: Booze Cruise, Tinkle Twins, Horrible Movie Night, and more!

Come get your laugh on! The NerdMelt Showroom at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles has one heck of a week planned and lots of laughs coming with shows like Booze… more

The Most Intentionally Funny Video of The Day 4/7/14: Byron Bowers on The Pete Holmes Show

The idea of conspiracy theories behind HBO Go crashing so people will actually go watch shows like Game of Thrones should make for a new system of rating TV shows…. more

John Pinette, 1964-2014

Comedian John Pinette passed away Saturday in Pittsburgh, where he was visiting family, at only 50 years old, apparently of natural causes; he had been battling liver and heart disease. … more
 

The Biggest Happenings In Comedy Right Now 4/5/14

There’s still plenty of speculation on the probability of life on other planets, James Franco allegedly creeping on a teenage girl, and the Supreme Court’s decision that it was unconstitutional… more

This Week at NerdMelt Showroom: Stonecutters LA, Beta Test, Seems Legit, and more!

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER!!!!!!! Sorry. This post has nothing to do with that movie…but have you seen it?!?!?! OK. OK. OK. Got that out of the system. Moving… more

SET LIST: Rove McManus

Australia’s Rove McManus has made a name for himself on the L.A. comedy scene, too, but can he survive Paul Provenza and Troy Conrad’s exercise in comedy-on-the-fly, Set List?… more
 

The Most Intentionally Funny Video of The Day 4/2/14: Tig Notaro on Conan in Dallas

Today, The Supreme Court ruled, by one vote, that putting a cap on an individual’s overall political contributions is unconstitutional. That potentially leaves insanely wealthy people to donate however much… more

The Most Intentionally Funny Video of The Day 3/31/14: Eliza Skinner on The Pete Holmes Show

Many folks might having trouble logging into OK Cupid today because of their stance against Mozilla Firefox’s CEO being against equal rights for gay couples. While that’s an admirable move,… more

Recap: Louis C.K. Hosts SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE

Last season, Saturday Night Live saw one of its best episodes with the one hosted by the zeitgeist’s favorite comedian, Louis C.K., especially with the Abraham Lincoln/Louie mash-up… more
 

The Biggest Happenings in Comedy Right Now 3/29/14

Facebook drones, Gwyneth Paltrow-Chris Martin “uncoupling”, more Chris Christie “Bridgegate” controversy… they’ve all littered the headlines over the last week, and while all of those have varying degrees of importance… more

This Week at NerdMelt Showroom: Puppet Town, Daniel Koren, Part Two, and more!

We like comedy. What? You like comedy too? CRAZY! Well here’s some good news for you: This week at NerdMelt Showroom at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles is filled with… more

Eddie Izzard to Perform His FORCE MAJEURE in 3 Languages

Eddie Izzard never ceases to amaze, which is a feat even more impressive given Eddie’s astonishing career that includes, of course, his accomplished career in comedy, breaking down gender stereotypes,… more
 

The Most Intentionally Funny Video of The Day 3/24/14: Nate Bargatze on THE TONIGHT SHOW

Amongst all the political intrigue in the news today, you might have caught wind of a story that former TV court judge, Joe Brown, was sentenced to five days in… more

The Biggest Happenings in Comedy Right Now 3/21/14

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 still hasn’t been found, Westboro Baptist Church leader Fred Phelps passed away, and Crimea is being annexed to Russia. Knowing those things will do fine for… more

New Season of LAST COMIC STANDING, New Host and Judges

Nearly four years after the last season of Last Comic Standing, the NBC stand-up comedy competition is poised for its return, although, technically, since it’s still a competition, it will… more
 

This Week at NerdMelt Showroom: Seems Legit, Prompter, A Harmontown Garage Sale & more!

It is going to be a great week at NerdMelt Showroom at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles this week, with shows like Seems Legit, Prompter, a Harmontown garage sale before… more

SET LIST: Ben Gleib on Conspiracies, Roosters, and Magic Dating

Fueled by turnips, Ben Gleib (the Last Week on Earth podcast, GSN’s upcoming Idiot Test) is this week’s comedian taking on the challenge of Paul Provenza and Troy Conrad’s Set… more

Preview Hannibal Buress’ LIVE FROM CHICAGO Available Uncut This Friday-UPDATE: Available 3/24

I know you’ve been on pins and needles, or rather pickle juice and street parades, for more Hannibal Buress since his last fantastic stand-up special Animal Furnace . Luckily, the wait… more