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


Nerdist Podcast: Brian Henson

Brian Henson and Chris sit down to talk about their pet dogs, the technique of puppetry, growing up in the heyday of The Muppet Show, and the show Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge on SyFy!… more

Beta’d: Explore Guild Wars 2′s Lost Shores with 1,000 Free Trials!

There’s just something about Guild Wars 2 and giving away 1,000 free trials. We teamed up with the folks at ArenaNet/NCSOFT to give away 1,000 beta keys… more

Comic Book Day: Going Beneath Dynamite’s “Masks”

It was a simpler time back in 1938 – Adolf Hitler was TIME’s “Person of the Year,” Action Comics #1 was published, and Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven… 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

NERDSWAG: Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Resin Statue Giveaway

Are you ready for Halo 4? If you’re not, you only have a few hours left to get into that Covenant crushing mind-set, since the game hits shelves at midnight… more

“Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn” Is Here

Oh hello, Halo! At long last our dreams of a moviefied Master Chief are coming true – and we don’t even have to pay $20 and watch it through Real-D… more

Win “Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection” On Blu-ray

It’s October, and for many of you, that means the run-up to Halloween. (Also, the baseball playoffs and World Series and the leaves turn colors, but, well, Halloween) While you… 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

Comic Book Day: Pathfinder’s Jim Zub and Andrew Huerta Roll a Natural 20

Any tabletop role-playing gamer can attest that swapping war stories of his or her adventuring party’s exploits is half the fun of playing. We’ve all harbored secret desires of seeing… more

Win Passes To Star Wars Celebration VI

Hey,. remember how we told you that Chris Hardwick will be the Special Guest Host at Star Wars Celebration VI in Orlando August 23-26? We did, and you can find… more

Beta’d: Did Someone Say 1,000 Guild Wars 2 Beta Keys?

(EDITOR’S NOTE: All 1,000 codes have been claimed; they’ll go out to the lucky thousand shortly (they tell me they’ll be emailed Thursday morning). Thank you for entering!) What’s… more

Stay Vigilant for the “Lookouts” Exclusives at SDCC

At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International, you’ll want to keep your eyes peeled and your ear to the ground for Cryptozoic and Penny Arcade’s Lookouts #1. Springing from a… more

Win A Bowling Prize Pack as the Nerdist Channel Hits 100,000 Subscribers

The Nerdist Channel is close to reaching the 100,000-subscriber mark. Very close. So close, we can taste it. (Strawberries and fresh whipped cream, if you must know) And to… more

Win a Gift From Some Friends From Outta Town

If you read the Barry Sonnenfeld interview we posted earlier today (and if not, you should go back and do that), and you went all the way to the end,… more

Win Tickets To See Nerdist Podcast Live In L.A. June 2nd

You’ve purchased your tickets for the Nerdist Podcast Live at Club Nokia at L.A. Live in Los Angeles on June 2nd, right? Well, you should. But our siblings at… more

Win A Blue Microphone In Nerdist News’ 200th Nerdist Podcast Celebration Contest

One of the hallmarks of Nerdist is Chris Hardwick’s encouragement of readers and listeners to pursue their creative interests and make their own art, in whatever form it may come…. more

Stuff You Want To Win, And How To Win It: GeekChicDaily’s Giant Gift Guide Giveaway

Our Significant Other website,, has been posting a series of Holiday Gift Guide entries full of exactly the kind of stuff you, the Nerdist public, would love to… 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