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Episode 42

Nerdist Podcast

BRIAN POSEHN

Nerdist Podcast #42: BRIAN POSEHN

Brian Posehn’s infant son wiped out all of Springfield (schwaaa?). Chris, Jonah & Matt worshipped the glory that is Brian’s nerdtastic man room.

Follow Brian on Twitter: @thebrianposehn

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  • interesting dialogue on the last series i felt  but still had a lot of fun through out it. It was a bit nerdy says me the tranny who is more nerdy than them all put together. Great show great viewing

  • I think the reason that Brian Posehn gets confused with the Mythbusters is because he does kinda look like somebody smashed Jamie, Adam, and a 10 pound (approx) jar of farts together with a rocket sled.

  • Brian, Patton, Maria, and Zach were such a powerhouse of comedy slaughter. I would love to see that combo again.
    Now, even with no formal promotion – just word of mouth, I bet they would sell out all venues in their tour in minutes.

  • Amazing series of conversations, Mr Hardwick. You may be well on your way to being the Dick Cavett of your generation. I have to say I was so gratified to hear that a group of friends a good 15-20yrs younger than me had the same creative fun with D&D that I did(this is back in the mid-70s, when GenCon was small enough to fit in one building at UW Parkside & Gygax would DM all the tournament play himself). I, too had a group of friends(all older: teachers, college students, an old-school RenFair performer & a couple guys who ended up in military intelligence a few years later–protonerds, to a man), who would spend all week writing the funniest stuff they could to have ready for the next game in the campaign. History parodies, lampoons of movies/books(we were huge “Bored of the Rings” fans) & the worst wordplay/sight gags(“As you crest the hill, you see below you a ring of broken walls–” “OK. I’m picking it up & putting it on.” “Wait–what?”) It was just after this crowd dispersed to the four corners of the earth, that I finally(this was just as the wider world was finding out about D&D) met some kids my age or younger who were into it–& I never played again, so disagreeable–& a little disturbing– was their life-or-death attitude toward what had been, for me, homemade sketch comedy.
    Anyway, it was nice to hear that people whose talent I admire did much the same thing.

  • Chris –

    Holy crap. Just getting around to listening to this podcast and it’s great, as usual. But I gotta say, the science that you just dropped vis-a-vis geeks “correcting” people in order to feel some sense of power they might otherwise not have ways of expressing . . . Dude. You’ve blown my mind.

    I want to go home and re-think my life.

  • Also, I love the current trend of hearing a comedian on one podcast and then hearing them on another. Brian Posehn has been on the Adam Corolla show and and Fitzdog Radio in the last couple months and, including this podcast, I’ve heard a different piece of his history and life everytime :)

    Love it :)

  • I’m pretty sure that at they very least, you bothered to introduce your self in the beginning episodes, and even if the guy who wrote you the letter didn’t listen to those episodes….

    Why didn’t he listen to those episodes?! They’re awesome! You always have awesome guests and interesting ideas! :D

    Keep up the good work ^.^

  • I, too, know the pain of having pounded a bottle of soy sauce. If you ever want to quicky liquify everything in your digestive system and not leave a bathroom for an hour or two, this is the way to go.

  • Woah you guys are old G nerds. D&D? I cannot believe folks who actually played D&D as a past time are now blowing up and being all successful.

    Thats kind of.. inspiring.

  • Haven’t listened to the podcast yet (saving it for my commute tomorrow morning because cracking up on the subway is the best.) However, I wanted to post this and make sure you’ve seen this amazing bit of art from James Hance:
    http://jameshance.com/images/cartoons/doctor.jpg
    More of his stuff is here (http://jameshance.com/paintings-and-prints.html), but that one in particular is a HUGE stand out. Enjoy it! As always, I’m a huge fan! The last two podcasts have been outstanding!

  • As the old joke goes, the Neighbor of the Beast. Or MegaBeast.

    You know, you folks usually do identify yourselves, however informally…

    I first became aware of Posehn via NEWSRADIO, as I didn’t have HBO for most of MR. SHOWtime…and he was damned good there, too…

  • I love that you all did the D&D thing in your past, that makes me connect to all of this even farther, but like when I was listening my thoughts kept shooting back to the D&D Podcasts that Penny Arcade and PVP with Chris Perkins as the DM and just made these wonderful storylines full of humor. To see You, and Brian, and Patton, maybe Bamford (omg the beautiful comedy from Maria) that would come from this adventure. It would blow my geeky mind all over the wall.