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Making It #26: Dave Bernad

Riki talks with producer David Bernad (Enlightened, Funny or Die) about the dogged pursuit of goals, overcoming obstacles and what a producer really does. Like the show on Facebook!… more

Making It #25: Justin Halpern

Riki talks with writer Justin Halpern (Sh*t My Dad Says, How to Be a Gentleman) about perseverance, the difficulty of networking and translating Twitter success into real success. Like… 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

Making It #24: Sarah Burns

Riki talks with actress Sarah Burns (Enlightened, I Love You Man) about day jobs, following her intuition and how she got her first big role. Like the show on Facebook!… more

Making It #23: Joss Whedon

Riki talks with writer/director/producer/composer/all-around creative force Joss Whedon (Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Dr. Horrible, The Avengers) about how he got his start, his love of writing and… more

Making It #22: TJ Miller

Riki talks with comedian/actor T.J. Miller (Yogi Bear, She’s Out of my League, Cloverfield) about his standup career, having the right mindset and the fundamentals of hard work…. more

Making It #21: Doug Benson

Riki talks with comedian/podcaster Doug Benson (Doug Loves Movies, The Benson Interruption) about humble beginnings, capitalizing on good ideas and getting a career on his own terms. Follow @DougBenson… more

Making It #20: Patrick J. Adams

Riki talks with actor Patrick J. Adams (Suits, Luck) about getting his start, recovering from disappointment and taking the advice from the best. Follow @halfadams on Twitter! Like the show… more

Making It #19: Chris Hardwick

Riki talks with comedian/actor/writer Chris Hardwick (Nerdist, Web Soup) about self help, designing his own destiny and the decisions that changed his life…. more

Making It #17: Arden Myrin

Riki talks with actress/comedian Arden Myrin about being a woman in comedy, forging her own path and her new life as a stand up. Follow @ArdenMyrin on Twitter!… more

Making It #16: Lee Eisenberg

Riki talks with writer Lee Eisenberg (Bad Teacher, The Office) about discipline, time management, writer’s block, and the benefits of a great partnership.    … more

Making It #15: Ben Schwartz

Riki talks with Ben Schwartz (House of Lies, Parks and Recreation, Undercovers) about doggedly pursuing your passion, making your own luck and the power of persistence. Follow @rejectedjokes on Twitter… more

Making It #12: John Mulaney

Riki talks with writer/comedian John Mulaney (Saturday Night Live, Comedy Central Presents, Best Week Ever) about breaking into the comedy world, the audition process and life at SNL. Follow @… more

Making It #11: Matthew Gray Gubler

Riki talks with actor/director Matthew Gray Gubler (Criminal Minds, 500 Days of Summer) about luck, coincidence, following your passion and the value of making your own stuff. Follow @GUBLERNATION… more

Making It #10: Bo Burnham

Riki talks with comedian/musician Bo Burnham about getting his start on YouTube, the evolution of his work and using comedy as a vessel for communicating ideas. Follow @boburnham and… more

Making It #9: Steve Agee

Riki talks with actor and writer Steve Agee (The Sarah Silverman Program, Jimmy Kimmel Live) about comedy, overcoming disappointment, forging his own path and the power of hanging in there…. more

Making It #8: Harris Wittels

Riki talks with Writer/Actor/Comedian Harris Wittels (Parks and Recreation, The Sarah Silverman Program) about stand up, his writing process, hard work, timing and humblebrags. Follow @twittels on Twitter… more

Making It #7: Sara Paxton

Riki talks with actress Sara Paxton (Shark Night 3D, Last House on the Left, Aquamarine, Sidney White) about being a child actor in Hollywood, the perils of the audition process… more

Making It #6: Anthony Jeselnik

Riki talks with comedian Anthony Jeselnik (Conan, The Roast of Donald Trump) about how he started in stand up, his journey toward finding his comedic voice and what it really… more

Making It #5: Diora Baird

Riki talks with actress Diora Baird (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, Wedding Crashers, My Best Friend’s Girl) about auditions, longevity and the ups and downs of being a woman… more

Making It #4: Garret Dillahunt

Riki talks with prolific and versatile actor Garrett Dillahunt (Raising Hope, No Country for Old Men, Deadwood) about carving out his career in Hollywood.  They discuss how and why he… more

Making It #3: Martin Gero

Riki talks with Martin Gero, a writer for HBO’s Bored to Death and writer/director of Young People F**king, Canada’s highest grossing comedy film.  They discuss how he got… more

Making It #2: Kate Micucci

Riki talks with the other half of Garfunkel and Oates, Kate Micucci (Raising Hope, Scrubs).  They discuss auditions, comedy and making a career for yourself…. more

Making It #1: Jason Ritter

In the first episode of Making It, Riki talks to Jason Ritter (The Event, Happy Endings) about the ups and downs of the entertainment industry, how he got his start,… more