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Speak Easy and Carry a Big Mustache: Paul F. Tompkins

Paul F. Tompkins is, undeniably, a man’s man. With a Ron Swansonian mustache, a sartorial style that would make Don Draper jealous, and a boundless charisma, Paul F. Tompkins is… more

Vote For the Nerdist Podcast in the 2012 Comedy Awards

Say, you like the Nerdist Podcast, right? Why not tell the world, in a manner of speaking, by voting for the Nerdist Podcast for “Best Comedy Podcast” in Comedy Central’s… more

Join Nerdist at Wondercon This Weekend! UPDATE: Chris Hardwick Signing Sunday!

UPDATE: We’ve added a signing with Chris Hardwick himself on Sunday 2-3 PM!  UPDATE: Jessica Chobot has been added to the Nerdist Panel on Sunday at 12:00PM! Details below…… more

Jim Gaffigan on the Business of Stand Up

Jim Gaffigan’s Mr. Universe hits the internet today, bypassing TV networks and record labels entirely. Jim has adopted the simple download model pioneered by Louis CK and quickly being embraced… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 3/27

It’s not your fault that someone at work or possibly one of your friends made an off-color joke referencing the killing of Trayvon Martin. There’s a lot of racial tension… more

Comedy in Context

Around 4 o’clock on a weekday afternoon in an empty elementary school parking lot, I saw someone doing donuts in a Ford Taurus. Immediately, I laughed hard enough to hold… more

Dissecting Trailers: “What to Expect When You’re Expecting”

The Hollywood marketing machine has always been crafty, but lately it’s gotten downright nefarious. It’s now become the norm to cut the trailer in a way that drastically misrepresents the… more

Unpunny, or The Mainstreaming Of ‘Edgy’ Comedy

It happens very frequently when I watch comedy: I get offended. I saw one joke that hinged on a Jesus Christ Superstar pun and had that feeling that some inarticulate… more

The Trojan Jonah Wants You To See Jonah Ray Live and Free On Friday In L.A.

Here is a new poster by Dave Kloc promoting Jonah Ray’s live comedy appearance Friday night at Nerdist Theater at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles, an event to which you… more

People Aren’t Funny

There has been a big brouhaha lately about whether and how women are funny. The recently deceased Christopher Hitchens, Jerry Lewis, and most recently, comic and former Letterman comedy booker … more

LA Needs A Riot (A Comedy Festival By That Name, That Is)

Comedy is hard. Putting together an arts festival is also hard. Los Angeles is, arguably, the city closest to space in the sense that if you scream, no one can… more

Come See Jonah Ray Tape His Next Comedy Record January 27th

Our friend Jonah Ray has given you countless hours of entertainment through his comedy, his co-hosting of the Nerdist Podcast, his writing and appearances on The Soup, and, possibly, at… more

Occupy Duckburg

The economic state of the world is hitting everyone, even in once-safe and financially secure locations. I feel it’s important to allow those troubled by the lack of jobs… more

Comedy = X, X = WTF?

One of the most common tropes in the world of comedy is: tragedy + time = comedy. To an extent that’s true, and I’ve even explicated my own theory on that equation… more

What’s the Deal with Superlatives?

As of this very moment: -Will Ferrell is to be awarded the Mark Twain Prize for Humor -Modern Family took home the most Emmy statuettes over the past weekend -Chris… more

Finding Funny After 9/11

Ten years ago Sunday.   Doesn’t seem that long, really, but a lot has happened since then, so it must be true. The common question is, of course, “where were you… more

Has SEO Ruined Comedy?

The Internet and the collective boredom of people at work have arguably redefined comedy. With online comedy content juggernauts like Funny or Die and videos of people failing on YouTube,… more

A Little Comic-Insult-Filled Teaser For “Ministry Of Laughs”

Chris has been doing these short promos for the BBC America Ministry of Laughs block, so let’s watch one, shall we? Here’s a brief lesson in the art of the… more

Win This Guy’s Tickets To See Chris In Boston!

Wanna see renowned comedy practitioner Chris Hardwick as he performs his celebrated humorous routines and parlor tricks at the Wilbur Theater in Boston? Yes, you do, and you should be… more

Top 6 Most Pathetic Alien Invasions

Today I decided to look at that time-tested movie trope of the alien invasion. Almost from the time we realized there was an outer space we’ve been dreaming about the… more

What Myq Lyqs

I hope you all enjoyed my bit of Last Comic Standing obsessing the last time I posted. As your “Comedy Nerdist” I thought it would be lame to just talk… more

Getting Referential Treatment

This video only hints at something that I find lovely about stand-up comedy. Allow me to elaborate. Competition transforms me into a hideous shade of myself. Those who have played… more

In the Not-Too-Distant Future…

Before I was 14, I really didn’t know what funny meant.  Then in one year I was introduced to the two things that inexorably shaped my comedic sensibilities: “Monty Python’s… more

I Smell a Spin-off… and BRAINS!!

I have a sneaking suspicion that TRUE BLOOD is about to introduce yet another type of creature. The other night, did anyone else notice this creepy dude staggering through the… more