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Listen!: Chris Hardwick’s On “Comedy Bang Bang”

Our Supreme Commander Chris Hardwick is on Comedy Bang Bang this week, dropping by the Earwolf studio to regale Scott Aukerman with news about Chris’ Saturday night comedy special Mandroid (… more

T.J. Miller Has An Album

Hey, the Nerdist podcast network’s very own T.J. Miller of Cashing In with T.J. Miller infamy has a comedy album coming out next week, you know. Might want… 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

Another Clip From Chris Hardwick’s “Mandroid”: Social Media

Here’s another taste of Chris Hardwick’s standup comedy special Mandroid, premiering Saturday night at 11/10c on Comedy Central. This time, he muses about a post-apocalyptic MySpace and Facebook’s neediness…. more

Sklar You Ready? Randy Sklar Talks “Nerd Down & 10″

Through their razor-sharp rapport, off-the-cuff remarks, and undeniable chemistry, the Sklar Brothers have managed to do what many nerds deemed impossible: Make sports accessible and, dare I say it, nerdy…. more

A Clip From Chris Hardwick’s “Mandroid”: Hipster Nerds

Hey, did we mention that Chris Hardwick’s standup comedy special Mandroid has its premiere on Saturday night, 11/10c on Comedy Central here in the good ol’ US of A?… more

Tig Notaro’s “Live” and the Future of Comedy Albums

75,000 purchased downloads and somewhere around a net profit of $250,000 are two figures that one wouldn’t normally attribute to a comedy album. Yet, Tig Notaro’s Live has… more

Apathy/Disinterested 2012: Comedy’s Political Platform

While the entire nation, or at least, certainly, the Internet is caught up in this presidential election, it’s not clear as to why people are tuned into Barack Obama vs…. more

LA Weekly Honors “The Meltdown” in Best Of L.A. Issue

In July, the LA Weekly named The Meltdown, the weekly standup showcase at NerdMelt Showroom at Meltdown Comics in L.A. hosted by our own Kumail Nanjiani and Jonah Ray… more

Demetri Martin: The Man, The Myth, the “Standup Comedian”

Demetri Martin is a funny, funny man; Whether he’s strumming his guitar, doodling on an oversized sketch pad or telling jokes into a microphone, the 39-year-old comic is a multitalented… more

Chris Hardwick’s Comedy Special Coming to Comedy Central November 10th

We have just received word that Chris Hardwick’s Comedy Central special is going to air on November 10th. You might want to start sitting in front of the TV right… more

T.J. Miller’s “Mash Up” Coming 10/9, and They’re Giving Away DVDs, Too

Well, you know, because Chris and Jonah did standup for tapings of the show, that our own Cashing In with T.J. Miller co-host T.J. Miller’s Mash Up is… more

See “Pop My Culture” or “You Made It Weird” Live In L.A. 9/23

You’ve heard about the Riot LA alternative comedy festival coming up September 21st through 23rd here in L.A. from the Nerdist Podcast episode with the Comedy Mutant lineup, but… more

Comedy Is Scared. Are You Happy Now, Internet?

Last week, the New York Times posted an interview with Chris Rock on comedy in which he explained that with all the Internet policing that’s happening, “The sad thing, with… more

Funny! (The Book?)

Comedy nerds! Lend me your ears. I had a FANTASTIC chat with author David Misch about his Funny: The Book on my podcast (No Math Allowed! Where have you been?)… more

What This Picture of Louis CK Shooting with a 16mm Camera Means To Me

Pictured above are the reasons that Louis CK is respected, admired, and studied beyond the art form of comedy. In fact, he’s studied and dissected beyond art in general and… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 7/17

If you are offended by fart jokes, jokes about Batman, or even, dare I say, comedy itself, then I’m not going to tell you that you can’t write your own… more

How to “Cook” with Doug Benson

The Super Saiyan of stonerdom and stand-up, Doug Benson has made a name for himself by making whip-smart observations even through the murky haze of a bong-addled brain. With four… more

The Internet Changes Comedy: The Next Wave

The idea that videos on the Internet could be anything beyond that, such as being adapted into movies or series for television, used to seem preposterous. Well, in 2012, having… more

Man in Black: An Interview with Barry Sonnenfeld

Barry Sonnenfeld has been a cinematographer for the Coen Brothers (Raising Arizona, Miller’s Crossing), a director (The Addams Family, Get Shorty) and a TV producer (The Tick, Pushing Daisies), but… more

Doing Dirty Work with Mary Lynn Rajskub

Everyone loves to make a mess, but no one stops to think about how they get cleaned up. It’s not like after every gruesome murder on Dexter the crime scene… more

Getting Freaky with Matt Besser; Or Why I’ll Never Grind Again

  Dancing has always been a source of controversy in our culture. Whether it was its inability to produce rain, the oh-so-revealing outfits of those jazz-obssessed flappers, Elvis’ hypnotically gyrating… more

Saying “Hello, Mr. Magic Plane Person, Hello” with Jonah Ray

You know and love him from The Nerdist Podcast, but Jonah Ray is like a layer cake made of onions — he’s got layers and layers, man. But, as they… more

So You Wanna Read About Comedy?

Like a lot of people on this site (maybe it just seems that way to me, I’m not sure), I consider myself a comedy nerd. It’s so much… more