Episode 346

Nerdist Podcast

Natasha Leggero

Nerdist Podcast: Natasha Leggero

Natasha Leggero sits down with Chris and Jonah to talk about how she got into stand-up comedy and dating other comedians, and they invent the mumblebrag!

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    HAZAA! I am late to the Burning-Love-is-a-comedically-genius-show party, however i recently burned through season 1 ….it is beyond funny and Natasha literally steals every scene she’s in…she is HILARIOUS. Looking forward to checking out more of her….(ill-timed-pause)…..comedic work.

    Peace .n. Pantsless in Poughkeepsie


  • Great episode! I absolutely love the ones between the guys and their real life friends.

    I guess I need to add Burning Love to my watchlist. Not sure if I should check out the web version or the E! version, if there’s a marked difference.

  • @Kevin: no joke! It’s a literal thing. We record a lot of shows where The Soup is shot, and often times he’ll walk by the studio and pound on the glass or flip us off. In a fun way, though!

  • From the perspective of an audience member, Natasha can be pretty intimidating because she’s so pretty and her persona is kinda haughty, but at the end of the day, you’re pretty sure you can take her. You know, in a fight. I mean, it’s fairly unlikely she’s gonna say, “OK, you and me. Outside.” But if it goes down, you’ll probably do fine.


  • Chris,

    I know it kinda scared you, but you had to stand up for your woman.

    I say good for you. And you didn’t escalate it. I would have, because I can be a jerk like that sometimes.

  • Next time Joel McHale does something, you should vine it.

    This was an inspirational episode for me. It is important to remember that in life, like windows, there are many ways to achieve a goal. If something isn’t working then try it from another perspective. Or maybe you have to reformat and re-install the OS, it’s the only way to be sure.

    @CH you clearly love Chloe. Your lizard brain did what its suppose to do and protected the person you care about. It all worked out. :-)

  • Another great interview. I like Natasha. She’s not like all the other female comics who get on stage and talk about their labia for 10 minutes. She seems very genuine and she looks like that chick from the Bangles. XP

  • While it’s great that the success of Nerdist has allowed you access to a wide range of celebrities, I had almost forgotten how much I enjoy the podcast when the guest is basically one of your old friends. I was not really familiar with Natasha, but I love hearing you guys talk comedy theory and your shared history from the early days. My favorite podcast in quite a while! Now — when are you having Lauren Graham on?? :)

  • welp….so sorry for the action figure collectors who thought they had a chance with Natasha(but I think we all kind of knew there wasn’t).

    I have to agree with someone in the comments that she does have somewhat of haughty thing to her, but I’m sure shes super sweet to talk to :)

  • The comment about music fans going to comedy is SO TRUE. I used to be hugely into that same music she was talking about – Fugazi, Nirvana, a lot of the original indie stuff in the 80s and 90s. In the past probably 6-10 years, it’s all been soooo obsessively retro. I find myself listening to fewer and fewer new artists, and more and more comedy podcasts / standup instead.

  • it takes 2 hours to drive across London! xD
    …but 5 hours to drive from London to Wales.
    Probably 8 or 9 to get up to Edinburgh in Scotland, I haven’t driven that one yet.

    I kept heading for the drivers seat in my friends car when I visited the states in March.

  • I only know skydart from her appearances on the nerdist, and mainly the intros, but i think that she and natasha have a very similar laugh. it’s not a bad thing, but it’s just something i noticed!