Adam Lazzara is the lead singer of Taking Back Sunday. He and Dave talk kids, failure, getting picked on, getting fame, losing fame, becoming cool, becoming UNcool, and Adam’s stutter, just to name a few things. It was about the… more
Anthony Raneri is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for pop punk band Bayside. He and Dave talk the artistic process, and all types of fears of failure. They also talked war a bit, and courage, and YouTube comments, and… more
Grace Helbig is a wildly popular comedian and YouTube personality. She and Dave talk the divide between the conventional comedy worlds and YouTube, amongst other things. Grace is also the nicest person to ever have lived.
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Brendan Kelly is the bassist/vocalist for famed punk band The Lawrence Arms. He and Dave talked self-loathing, and self-loving, and dealing with self-loathing while raising children. They also talked about how they both feel really, really dumb all the… more
Jake Weisman is an incredible comedian and one of Dave’s best friends. They talk pushing people away, and judging others, and the loneliness and terror that comes from pushing people away and judging others. Jake also knows Dave really well,… more
Clare O’Kane is a comedian in Los Angeles and a good friend of Dave’s. They talk failure, and comedy, and success, and success in comedy and failure in comedy. They both feel like failures and they are both WRONG. (Only… more
Andrew Orvedahl is a comedian based in Denver, Colorado, and honestly? He’s delightful. He and Dave talked drinking and quitting drinking and kids and quitting drinking because of your kids. Also, turns out that if you have kids, you are… more
It’s Terrified’s first (successful) live recording! Straight outta SF Sketchfest, three of Dave’s favorites joined him on stage. Barbara Gray kicked it off, then Karen Kilgariff, and a grand finale from Eddie Pepitone. There was some screaming, some extreme fear,… more
Andrew Polk is a friend of Dave’s and fellow comedian, based in New Orleans. They talked growing up home-schooled, and growing up religious, and a fear of feeling left out. They also discussed a mistake that Dave made that he… more
Dave Ross interviews comedians, musicians, and other famous types to find out what they don't like about themselves.
Nerdist is a place where we nerds come together and share the nerdery that we find. It's also my home to various elements of the Nerdist Empire. You might recognize me from TV. You don't realize that's where you know me from, but it is. You think you went to college with me or I look like your cousin's friend, but that is not the case. At one time or another you stumbled upon me on your moving picture box in such cerebral gems as MTV's "Singled Out" and Noam Chomsky's "Shipmates." and so much more...