The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of podcast enthusiasts and specialists and especially enthusiastic people will pick their favorites. Also, we'll keep you posted on the offerings from our very own podcast network. We hope to have your ears permanently plugged with the best in aural comedy.
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Here's the first episode of Reasons to Be Scared of the Future, a new web series Flight of the Conchords' Rhys Darby is hosting for Nerdist. In this one, he shares a bunch of scary facts about computers while continuing to be funny and from New Zealand.
Here's the first episode of DVK, a new sketch show that Nerdist debuted today via their YouTube channel. DVK is created by and stars comedian Daniel Van Kirk, the co-host on the Earwolf podcast Sklarbro County and a regular on The Todd Glass Show and Set List. Future episodes include guests like Steve Agee, Matt Braunger, Jay Larson, and more. In the debut episode (two more were released today), Van Kirk is in character as Mark Wahlberg, an impression that Sklarbro will no doubt be familiar with.
Comedian Chris Hardwick continues to tack on new enterprises to his ever-growing company, Nerdist Industries. What started as a podcast and a website in 2008 has since spawned a massive podcast network, a Los Angeles theater, a book, a YouTube channel, a movie distribution wing, and three TV shows, and now Nerdist is adding a comedy school. Next month, Nerdist is set to open a Los Angeles school right down the street from Meltdown, the comic book shop that houses Nerdist's theater. The school will offer classes in improv, sketch comedy, TV writing, storytelling, and animation. The first courses will be a pair [...]
Comedian and podcaster Chris Hardwick is set to break some kind of record for hosting the most simultaneous TV shows at once. At Comic-Con this weekend, Hardwick was announced as the host of Talking Bad, the new half-hour after-show that will accompany the AMC drama's final season beginning August 11th. The network announced the show in May, but this is the first we've heard of Hardwick being the host. This marks the fourth current television show Hardwick is hosting, joining BBC America's The Nerdist, AMC's post-Walking Dead chat show Talking Dead, and Comedy Central's new 12am game show @Midnight, which is set to debut this fall. Somebody will [...]