Nerdist was started by Chris Hardwick and has grown to be a many headed beast.

 

Nerdist Podcast: The Expressionless

It’s another spontaneous hostful! They talk about how lovely L.A. is when everyone is at Coachella, Matt and Jonah get into a bit that probably lasts too long, and they read a scary ghost story! Artwork by Fernando Pinto… more

Kumail Nanjiani’s “Beta Male” On Comedy Central Saturday Night

Hey, you’re gonna watch our own Kumail Nanjiani on his Comedy Central special Beta Male this Saturday at midnight ET/11c, right? YES, YOU ARE. That’s an order. Also, you’ll… more

Britta’s Psyched About Community at Comic-Con

As you’ve read already, Chris Hardwick will be moderating the Community panel at Comic-Con International on Sunday, July 21st, at 1:50pm in the uber-huge Hall H. The panel will… more

Nerdist Podcast: John de Lancie

The very talented John de Lancie sits down with the guys to talk about his role as Jane’s father on Breaking Bad, starting his career in the theater, his… more
 

Weird Old Sci-Fi: Lou Ferrigno is “Hercules”

In 1982, Arnold Schwarzenegger hit the big screen in a pec-flexing way with the incredibly silly Conan the Barbarian. A year later, his Pumping Iron counterpart, Lou Ferrigno, made it… more

Laughter At 5,280 Feet: The High Plains Comedy Festival

Are you going to be in Denver August 23rd and 24th? Here’s a good reason you’ll want to be there: an all-star lineup of comedians is descending on the Mile… more

“Hell Baby” Trailer: Curses ‘n’ Rottweilers

Some of screenwriting superduo Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant’s work has been on the dark side. Well, a lot of it has. The Reno! 911 creators/stars have mixed… more
 

The Shelf: “Help!,” “Fat Albert,” “Burt Wonderstone”

This week, it’s musicians, apparitions, magicians, and loads of animations. Boy I’m happy all those words worked out that way. What a coup. I’ve already won. Let’s do the column… more

Comedy Central Greenlights “The Meltdown”

Congratulations are in order for our own Jonah Ray, Kumail Nanjiani, and Emily Gordon with the news that the television version of The Meltdown, the weekly stand-up showcase at NerdMelt… more

L.A.! Come See Live Test Shows of Chris Hardwick’s “@midnight” for Free!

It’s official. Or, perhaps I should let the man Chris Hardwick tell you himself. From his Twitter posting today: It's official! My @ComedyCentral show is called @midnight. Follow!… more
 

Review: “This Is The End” is Rapturously Fun

The short review: In a cinematic landscape experiencing a drought of R-rated comedies, This Is The End is unbridled apocalyptic fun that lets both the actors and the audience in… more

E Pluribus Anus: Dan Harmon Returns to “Community”

If you needed further proof that our universe is not the darkest timeline, then look no further than today’s confirmation that Community creator Dan Harmon, mayor of Harmontown and former… more

Jordan Vogt-Roberts and “The Kings of Summer”

In the new film The Kings of Summer, three high school boys, fed up with their respective home lives, find a clearing in the woods and decide to build a… more
 

Review: “The Kings of Summer” Reigns Supreme

The coming-of-age movie is certainly nothing new, nor is the semi-raunchy teen comedy, though I can’t remember the last time either made me feel as though I really were a… more

Weird Old Sci-Fi: “Barbarella”

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6TgV2JAeJw&w=615&h=346] The ’60s must have been an interesting time for Henry Fonda. He was one of the most wholesome… more

More Answers to Pop Songs’ Rhetorical Questions

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPgGELDc1bE&w=615&h=461] A couple of weeks ago, I took it upon myself to answer rhetorical questions posed by… more
 

Watch Jonah Ray Tonight On Comedy Central

You’re gonna watch Jonah Ray’s Comedy Central The Half Hour special tonight at midnight/11c, I trust. (Assuming you’re in the U.S. and get Comedy Central, that is. If… more

Hey, Jonah Ray’s Comedy Central Special Is This Friday, Y’know. Watch It!

Hey, Splitsider has a nice interview up now with our own Jonah Ray, and you should go there and read it, because a) it’s a good one, covering the special,… more

Watch “Set List” for YouTube Comedy Week

Beginning Sunday, May 19th, YouTube will be holding a seven-day comedy extravaganza, YouTube Comedy Week, featuring some of the best and brightest of internet funny-making. The Nerdist Channel is among… more
 

Seattle International Film Festival Preview

If you’re in the Seattle area, or want to make a pilgrimage there, from May 16th to June 9th but don’t really know why or what you’d do there, then… more

Answers to Pop Songs’ Rhetorical Questions

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9KfHpm4s4w&w=615&h=461] For some unexplainable reason, pop songs like to ask questions and then never answer them. I have no… more

See Chris Hardwick’s Live Stand-Up in Utah 6/6-8

Hey, Utahns! You in Utah? Of course you are. You’re Utahns. Well, you Utahns (I’ll stop now) should make plans to be at Wiseguys in West Valley City, right there… more
 

SNL Recap: Kristen Wiig and Vampire Weekend, Plus Seth Meyers’ Big Move

A mere eleven months and thirty days after she left the stage she called home for eight years, the prodigal daughter returned to host SNL in an uneven, but ultimately… more

Feed Your Brain with The Bad Lip Reading Walking Dead

We all know and love YouTube’s Bad Lip Reading series for lampooning everything from professional football to the election cycle to their unforgettable take on Twilight, but we can’t believe… more

Chris Hardwick Makes the Leap to Late-Night on Comedy Central

Coming this fall to a television set near you – and because doing an epic hour-long comedy special wasn’t enough – our very own Chris Hardwick will be hosting/producing… more