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

Get A Look At The First Major Battle From X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

The time of a post-apocalyptic future filled with mutant hunting sentinels is almost upon us, thanks to the highly anticipated X-Men: Days of Future Past. In preparation, Fox has released… more

Imitation Achilles Tendon Lets “BionicKangaroo” Hop Like The Real Thing

The geniuses over at Festo Pneumatic and Electric Automation Worldwide in Germany aim to recreate the mechanical effect of natural forms like wings, legs, and hands for use in the… 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
 

Check Out The Opening Scene From This Week’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

Last time, we showed you a clip from this Tuesday’s upcoming episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. that saw black-ops extraordinaire Grant Ward take on… more

Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum on OCULUS and the New Era of Distribution

Blumhouse Productions seems to be doing it right: They are the go-to production house when it comes to low cost/high reward feature films. Jason Blum is known throughout Hollywood… more

Tim Minchin To Direct Animated Movie LARRIKINS

The immensely talented Tim Minchin is now going to add director to his already impressive multi-hyphenate career of musical comedian-composer-actor. You might know how great Minchin is from his Nerdist… more
 

Director Carlos Saldanha Talks RIO 2

Rio 2, starring Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, George Lopez, and Jemaine Clement, hit theaters this weekend and for fans of the first, it certainly won’t disappoint. All of the favorite… more

Paul F. Tompkins Sort-Of Interviews Scott Aukerman on SPEAKEASY

If you’re an avid listener to, or watcher of, Comedy Bang! Bang!, you know that host Scott Aukerman has a lot of fun playing the straight man of sorts to… more

Nerdist Interviews OCULUS Director Mike Flanagan

Oculus is the latest release from horror powerhouse Blumhouse Productions. Co-written and directed by Mike Flanagan, the film stars Karen Gillan, Katee Sackhoff, Brenton Thwaites and Rory Cochrane and is… more
 

Watch Ward Fight A Helicopter In A New Clip From AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

Things are heating up greatly on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. the closer we get to the season finale, and last week might have been the… more

Scientists Reconstruct Impact Crater of Asteroid 4X Bigger than Dino-Killer

Just be glad that you live in this particular chapter of life’s history on Earth. Be glad that you weren’t around when the asteroid that formed the Chicxulub crater hit… more

Review: CAT PERSON, Seo Kim’s Kitty-centric Cartoons

Creators have been making comics journals for years, but recent developments in website templates and sites like Tumblr have made it easier than ever for anyone to share the inside… 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

Setting the Clock Back on First Americans: Stone Tools Could Put Settlement at 22,000 Years Ago

The paintings of Serra Da Capivara National Park have always offered an amazing view of life in pre-Colombian Brazil. Dated to 9,000 years old (and possibly older), the red… more

Nerdist Talks to Karen Gillan About OCULUS

Since you find yourself here on Nerdist.com, I am going to assume that the lovely Karen Gillan needs no introduction. But, just in case you need a refresher, she’s… more
 

Watch Mutantkind Shape History In An All New Viral For X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

While talk of solo movies and various new trailers are cool and all, no one can deny Fox is knocking it out of the park on the viral front for… more

Pickstarter: Save The Home of Anakin Skywalker

The desert is a brutal environment. Sand, wind, heat – it all combines to create harsh conditions that affect people and structures. Why do you think Obi-Wan got so grizzled 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
 

Nerdist Comics Panel #38: Emerald City Comicon

Matt Fraction (Sex Criminals; Hawkeye); Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel; Pretty Deadly); Greg Rucka (Lazarus; Queen and Country; Gotham Central); and Cullen Bunn (Magneto; 6th Gun) join Ben Blacker (Thrilling… more

Watch First U.S. Trailer for Amy and Greg Poehler’s WELCOME TO SWEDEN

Amy Poehler and her brother Greg Poehler might have already have an international sitcom hit on their hands and it has yet to hit stateside. Of course, I’m talking about… more

PAX SOUTH In San Antonio Announced For January 2015

Gamers can begin to prepare themselves for some southern hospitality, because the folks at Penny Arcade are taking their newest iteration of PAX down to San Antonio. The convention will… more
 

Bryan Singer Drops Hints About X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

With X-Men: Days of Future Past arriving in theaters in less than two months, everyone’s interest is piqued in regards to the mutant time travelling epic. But in a recent… more

Nerdist News at Emerald City Comicon 2014

Our guys Malik Forté (Gaming Editor) and Brian Walton (Editor-in-Chief) were on the scene at Emerald City Comicon in Seattle recently, and they had cameras with ‘em as they met… more

Review: ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE

Moody, deep, and atmospheric, Jim Jarmusch applies his trademark hipster affect to the vampire genre. It mostly succeeds. A few words kept running through my head while I was watching… more