Episode 326

Nerdist Podcast

Ben Hoffman

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Nerdist Podcast: Ben Hoffman

The hilarious Ben Hoffman sits down with Chris and Jonah to talk about hitting on girls with boyfriends, the rules of what you can and can’t say on television, and his new show The Ben Show, premiering February 28th at 10pm on Comedy Central!

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  • Watched the first episode of his show after being unaware of Ben before the podcast. Pleasantly surprised how solid and funny it was for a first episode. The todd bridges crack story alone was worth dvr’ing it. Once again nerdist knows what is relevant to my interests.

  • By having Ben Hoffman on the podcast,I think Jonah really did his friend a solid here.I had never heard of Ben before this podcast & it intrigued me enough to catch the first episode of his show. I really enjoyed it, and now plan on watching the next one. Thanks Nerdist,now I’m off to enjoy my burrito.

  • I’m glad Ben is doing this show. His was one of my favorite segments on Infomania. And his bit/sketch with Bryan Safi using Grindr was drop dead funny. I found it interesting that Ben and Jonah’s Current TV horror stories mirror stories I’ve heard Matt Mira, and Candace Bailey tell about G4. It makes me think that there is little to no hope for television for people who like quirky funny eccentric television (except for maybe on Comedy Central and Cartoon Network)

  • I can comment on the Deaf/Close Captioning issue. My wife is deaf and she and I watch love watching stand up on Comedy Central and other channels as well. For her, as long as the captions are the correct words (Autocorrect on the Caption software can really suck) and not faster than she can read (she reads extremely fast) she’s fine. I, however, am now used to the captions on the screen, sometimes I’m lost without them. It really is all about the pacing of the captions for me. If the captions are faster than the comic than I have to consciously avoid looking at them. If it’s slower it doesn’t bother me at all.

  • Constructive criticism: I’m as interested in the process as the next guy, but this one was tough. I think he would have been better served if you had mentioned the show at the top and at the end and ignored it all together the rest of the time. At least if you were just shooting the shit and telling stupid stories the entire time we could get a good feel for his sense of humor and possibly become interested in the show.

    To be brutally honest, I think I’ll probably pass on the show after listening to this.