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Episode 530

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Pete Holmes

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Nerdist Podcast: Pete Holmes

Nerdist family member Pete Holmes finally sits down with Chris, Matt and Jonah to talk about how starting his own podcast has changed his life, the etiquette of interrupting people, how therapy has made him more independent and his appreciation of having the opportunity to have his own TV show!

Listen to Pete’s podcast You Made It Weird!

Photo Credit: Tyler Ross

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  • I woke up tired many mornings because I had to watch the Pete Holmes show… Going to miss it, but excited to see what’s next for you Mr. Holmes. There is a huge crave for your perspective and voice. ^_^

    • Until the last epi do what i do: go 2 sleep @ an early time, but set ur alarm 2 wait u up n time 2 c the show. Then, after the epi, go right back 2 sleep. Problem solved!

  • Love Pete Holmes from his Badman sketches, now I have a whole bunch of respect for him…..and I don’t know if I like it. I’m very confused.

    • Thx 4 this comment. I thought I was weird b/c my stomach actually hurt 4 a while after learning the news. I had planned 2 take my vacay days 2 go c a epi & now I never will :(

  • I freaked out this morning when I saw this up. I used to wonder why Pete was never on the Nerdist. Well now it’s happened, and it did not disappoint. 

  • In reference to Pete’s comments about the way comedians often normalize human behavior, have you read/are familiar with the ideas around “sacred clowns” and the way humor destabilizes the hegemony? Which overlaps with the idea, mostly from Zen Buddhism, of “crazy wisdom”? 

  • I visit peteholmes.com every day to see new sketches.

    I reeeeeealy hope Nerdist Network starts producing Ex-Men and Street Fighter Red Tape which were just fantastic.

  • I would hate if Pete never “interrupted” and was quiet through out his podcast. The reason why I listen to You Made It Weird ,Pete Holmes’ Podcast, is to hear his thoughts and learn more about him. 

  • I never comment but feel strongly enough about this episode. Now I understand all the hub-bub around Pete Holmes! Perfect mix of comedy, inspiration and overall filled with positive energy. Thank you!

  • Pete Holmes…the 4th SisterWife.  Man that was a funny podcast.  Nearly drove off the road in laughter at a couple of points.  He is simply adorable!Sad about his show though.  I liked it. :(

  • LOVED this episode! Any chance to listen to Ole Petey Pants – especially when he’s the one being interviewed instead – is great by me!

    RE: Pete and the poly lifestyle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyamory )  – he makes some good arguments for it, but there are some rules to be followed. I was propositioned once in college (long story) and I now have friends who are poly and *they* have friends who are as well, so here’s what I’ve learned watching them over the years (well, not REALLY watching them, but, you know…) #1. Make sure the EVERYONE remotely involved is okay with it. Sounds obvious, but if Fred is married to Sarah and Sarah wants to get into a freaky three-way with Bob, both Sarah AND Fred have to be okay with this long before anyone gets in the bedroom. Sarah should talk to Fred one-on-one LONG before they get Bob drunk enough to bring up the subject with him. #2. Whatever the boundaries are, make sure they are crystal clear and are not altered after the pants come off. I saw a marriage ruined that way. “Suzie” invited “Linda” into her marriage with “Torgo,” which Torgo agreed to mainly to keep his wife happy. What *should* have happened was Suzie and Torgo remained each other’s “primary” as they were from the beginning. What happened was Linda became Torgo’s primary, he divorced Suzie and now he’s married to Linda and Suzie is out in the cold, sans EITHER partner.

    As for Chris having public sex – short version, BAD idea. Long version, here’s three reasons why this would be a very bad idea for him in particular.

    #1. Sex in public can get you arrested. Some couple in (I think) New Jersey were just arrested for having sex in the water in the daytime. Never mind there might have been kids around, most people do NOT want to see someone’s bare white ass while they’re minding their own business and walking their dog (and you REALLY don’t want to attract the ones who DO want to watch) , hence the anti-public boinking laws. Which brings me to…

    #2. Chris Hardwick is a businessman, which means his reputation and his good name and his public behavior are tied to other people’s paychecks. No big deal if he were still a hungry young comic no one had heard of yet, but he’s the big boss man now and that shit ain’t gonna fly with some folks. “With great power comes great responsibility,” such as keeping your wang in your pants when you’re in a restaurant.

    #3. If some local business owner was caught schtupping his wife in their Ford Taurus behind the hardware store they co-own,  that MIGHT make it through the town’s grapevine and being the subject of much tittering but that would be it. However, if Bill Gates were to get freaky with Melinda behind the Microsoft main office, THAT would make the national news (maybe NOT the top story, but I could easily see Brian Williams commenting on it with a twinkle in his eyes). Chris Hardwick’s level of fame falls somewhere in between these two businessmen. At the very least, his ass (literally)  would be on TMZ. I totally understand him wanting to keep his lady happy, but she needs to understand how very, very, very, very, VERY bad this could be for him and the people who work under him.

    For further reference, here’s a HuffPo video discussing public sex. Note that one of the college students said she would NOT try that after she graduates, has a job, etc and the other says he probably might up to age thirty. http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/archive/segment/5339a88c78c90a4aac000039

    Personally, while I can understand having sex OUTSIDE because the sun on bare skin would feel AWESOME, getting CAUGHT doesn’t appeal at all, especially now that I’m forty-five. There’s just something SAD about wanting to be caught farking in public after college age, like the man might as well be screaming “I’M TRYING TO RECAPTURE MY YOUTH” as he readjusts his toupee.

  • LOVED this episode! Any chance to listen to Ole Petey Pants – especially when he’s the one being interviewed instead – is great by me!

    RE: Pete and the poly lifestyle ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyamory ) – he makes some good arguments for it, but there are some rules to be followed. I was propositioned once in college (long story) and I now have friends who are poly and *they* have friends who are as well, so here’s what I’ve learned watching them over the years (well, not REALLY watching them, but, you know…)

    #1. Make sure the EVERYONE remotely involved is okay with it. Sounds obvious, but if Fred is married to Sarah and Sarah wants to get into a freaky three-way with Bob, both Sarah AND Fred have to be okay with this long before anyone gets in the bedroom. Sarah should talk to Fred one-on-one LONG before they get Bob drunk enough to bring up the subject with him.

    #2. Whatever the boundaries are, make sure they are crystal clear and are not altered after the pants come off. I saw a marriage ruined that way. “Suzie” invited “Linda” into her marriage with “Torgo,” which Torgo agreed to mainly to keep his wife happy. What *should* have happened was Suzie and Torgo remained each other’s “primary” as they were from the beginning. What happened was Linda became Torgo’s primary, he divorced Suzie and now he’s married to Linda and Suzie is out in the cold, sans EITHER partner.

    As for Chris having public sex – short version, BAD idea. Long version, here’s three reasons why this would be a very bad idea for him in particular.

    #1. Sex in public can get you arrested. Some couple in (I think) New Jersey were just arrested for having sex in the water during the daytime. Never mind there might have been kids around, most people do NOT want to see someone’s bare white ass while they’re minding their own business and walking their dog (and you REALLY don’t want to attract the ones who DO want to watch) , hence the anti-public boinking laws. Which brings me to…

    #2. Chris Hardwick is a businessman, which means his reputation and his good name and his public behavior are tied to other people’s paychecks. No big deal if he were still a hungry young comic no one had heard of yet, but he’s the big boss man now and that shit ain’t gonna fly with some folks. “With great power comes great responsibility,” such as keeping your wang in your pants when you’re in a restaurant.

    #3. If some local business owner was caught schtupping his wife in their Ford Taurus behind the hardware store they co-own, that MIGHT make it through the town’s grapevine and be the subject of much tittering but that would be it. However, if Bill Gates were to get freaky with Melinda behind the Microsoft main office, THAT would make the national news (maybe NOT the top story, but I could easily see Brian Williams commenting on it with a twinkle in his eyes). Chris Hardwick’s level of fame falls somewhere in between these two businessmen. At the very least, his ass (literally) would be on TMZ. I totally understand him wanting to keep his lady happy, but she needs to understand how very, very, very, very, VERY bad this could be for him and the people who work under him.

    For further reference, here’s a HuffPo video discussing public sex. Note that one of the college students said she would NOT try that after she graduates, has a job, etc and the other says he probably might up to age thirty. http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/archive/segment/5339a88c78c90a4aac000039

    Personally, while I can understand having sex OUTSIDE because the sun on bare skin would feel AWESOME, getting CAUGHT doesn’t appeal at all, especially now that I’m forty-five. There’s just something SAD about wanting to be caught farking in public after college age, like the man might as well be screaming “I’M TRYING TO RECAPTURE MY YOUTH” as he readjusts his toupee.