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This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Arnold Schwarzenegger Does 'Nerdist'

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.

Nerdist –Arnold Schwarzenegger

MARC:  The former governor of California and action movie icon Arnold [...]

Rhys Darby Is Hosting a New Web Series for Nerdist

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.

Watch the First Episode of Nerdist's New Sketch Show 'DVK'

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.

Chris Hardwick's Nerdist Empire Adds a Comedy School

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 booka 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 [...]

Chris Hardwick to Host His Fourth TV Show: 'Talking Bad'

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 [...]

It's That Drunken 100th Episode! Jon Gabrus! Series Finale of 'Quantum Leap!' A Move to Nerdist Podcast Network!

On "It's That Episode" Craig Rowin (Adult Swim's Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell, UCB Theatre) invites guests over to watch any episode of any TV show they want. They discuss the episode and other crap.

Welcome to the 100th episode of "It's That Episode." Craig announces a move to the Nerdist Podcast Network, and gets drunk with his first guest ever, Jon Gabrus (Guy Code) by drinking "Scotch Bakulas" while watching the series finale of Quantum Leap.

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Watch Jimmy Fallon and Company Bowl Against the Nerdist Team

Here's a brand new episode of the Nerdist web series, All Star Celebrity Bowling, with Jimmy Fallon and his team facing off against Chris Hardwick and his. Fallon's team is made up of himself, his head writer A.D. Miles, bandleader Questlove, and announcer/sidekick Steve Higgins, whil Hardwick's team is him, musician Jonathan Coulton, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, and comedian Seth Herzog. Putting an astrophysicist on your bowling team is kind of cheating.

Bill Hader Talks About Trey Parker and Matt Stone Meeting Bill Murray

Here's a clip from last week's episode of the Nerdist podcast with guest Bill Hader, in which Hader tells a couple funny stories about South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, who don't normally get starstruck, losing their shit when meeting Bill Murray. (via Warming Glow)

Watch Another Animated Version of Patton Oswalt's 'Star Wars' Filibuster

Last season on Parks and Recreation, Patton Oswalt guest starred in an episode and improvised an eight-minute filibuster as a guy at a city council meeting talking about his dream Star Wars sequel. This week, Nerdist uploaded this animated version of the speech animated by Daniel Spellman. It's the second animated version of the filibuster we've seen. The first, by Isaac Moores, is embedded below:

Nerdist's New Podcast 'Terrified' with Dave Ross Will Explore People's Fears

Here's the trailer for Terrified, a new podcast from comedian Dave Ross that is set to debut on Chris Hardwick's Nerdist network this Wednesday. It's a new weekly show in which Ross interviews comedians, musicians, artists, and others about the things that scare them about themselves. For those who don't know Dave Ross, he's an LA-based standup who co-created the web series Idiot Fencing, created the popular live standup show Holy Fuck, and is a member of the sketch group WOMEN, and this is definitely something to look forward to.

Here's the First Episode of Andy Kindler's Web Series 'Kids Court'

Comedian Andy Kindler is following Beck Bennett and Jimmy Kimmel's lead by playing moderator to adorable kids in the new web series Kids Court, which just debuted on Nerdist's YouTube channel yesterday. A Judge Judy-style talk show in which Kindler presides over adolescent disputes, Kids Court finds him joined by puppet bailiff Bernie, voiced by MST3K's J. Elvis Weinstein.

Critics Generally Like Nerdist's First Film 'Zero Charisma'

Nerdist's first feature film, Zero Charisma, premiered at New York Comic Con last night and is already available on demand. But starting today, it can be seen in a few theaters around the country, which means the reviews are trickling in, and they're mostly positive. The film, in which Sam Eidson plays a role-playing gamer whose life is jolted when a charismatic nouveau nerd joins his game, currently has a 75% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 63/100 on Metacritic.

The Village Voice praises it as "raw and affecting, a real movie rather than fan-con fun," and The A.V. Club calls it "a barbed indie character study that seems [...]

Talking to Matt Braunger About ‘Up All Night,’ 15-Minute Podcasting, and Making Standup Personal

Few things are funnier to Matt Braunger than a good old-fashioned dumb joke. That’s why his favorite six-second Vine video features him tucking his shirt into his underwear, and why he beams with delight as he belts out a made-up Inception theme song (“Girl, it’s a dream inside a dream inside a dream inside a dream…”). His high-energy 2012 special, Shovel Fighter, teems with silly moments like these, punctuating his commentary on the gender politics of strip-club etiquette and tales of acid-laden pub-crawling.

Raised in Portland and trained in Chicago’s improv and standup scenes, Braunger has landed gigs on Up All Night, Pushing Daisies, United States of Tara and the last [...]

Watch the Trailer for Nerdist's First Movie 'Zero Charisma'

Chris Hardwick's company Nerdist Industries is expanding into film this fall. Here's the trailer for their first movie, a Dungeons & Dragons comedy-drama called Zero Charisma that the company bought the rights to after it became an award winner at SXSW. It's set for an October 8th release via on-demand platforms and a theatrical release on October 11th in case Dungeons & Dragons dramedies are your thing.