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Here's the First Episode of Nerdist's New Series 'The Adventures of The Sweet Electric'

Nerdist unveiled a brand new series this week called The Adventures of The Sweet Electric, and you can check out the first episode above. Written, directed, and starring Liam Lynch (writer/director of Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny and director of The Sarah Silverman Program and We Are Miracles), Sweet Electric follows the "interstellar adventures of the futuristic robot band The Sweet Electric" and is described as "part The Monkees, part Hard Day's Night, and part MTV's The Young Ones."

This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Morgan Freeman 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. We hope to have your ears permanently plugged with the best in aural comedy.

Nerdist – Morgan Freeman

SCOTT: If you ever wanted to hear Morgan Freeman narrate his own life, this is the episode for you. Sometimes stilted [...]

Classic 'Superego' Sketches Are Getting Animated Thanks to Nerdist

If you're a fan of animation and the hit improvised podcast Superego, Nerdist is launching a new weekly series that will take classic Superego sketches and give them the animated visual accompaniment they so richly deserve. New sketches will go live on Nerdist every Tuesday (with an initial run of five sketches) and will hopefully be one of many animated collaborations between Superego, Nerdist, and Mahlberg Studios. Here's a statement from Superego co-creator Matt Gourley:

We at Superego are thrilled to be teaming up with Nerdist for a wallop of a web series. Until now, our show has primarily been an audio-only experience, but with the addition of [...]

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.

Matt Mira on Transitioning from Apple Employee to '@midnight' Writer

"I feel like a lot of people are afraid to take that step, and I was afraid too, but it just came to a point where I realized I have to do this. I can't keep going home with no brain power because I'm dealing with shitty people with broken iPads. You can't let a day job stop you from doing the thing you're most passionate about. For me it was, 'I'm gonna keep doing this podcast, doing standup at night. If I'm tired at work, I'll work fewer hours, but I've got to do this.'"

- Fast Company talks with @midnight writer and Nerdist cohost Matt Mira about [...]

Patton Oswalt Squares Off with General Zod in a New 'Superego' Video

Last week, Nerdist started releasing animated videos of sketches from the comedy podcast Superego, and here's the latest one featuring Superman villain General Zod (voiced by Chris Tallman) arguing with his legal defender (voiced by Patton Oswalt). This is the second of an initial run of five Superego sketches Nerdist is releasing, with the sketches continuing to drop every Tuesday.

Tom Lennon Is the World's Leading Godzilla Attorney

Here's a new sketch Nerdist released, in which Reno 911!'s Tom Lennon plays Jorge Rivers, the Saul Goodman of Godzilla lawyers, who represents clients in cases against Godzilla and is also willing to do a complete 180 and represent Godzilla in legal cases, if there's money there.

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 [...]

Tom Lennon Runs a Christian Monster Museum in This New 'Superego' Video

Here's the latest video the comedy group/podcast Superego made for Nerdist, in which Tom Lennon voices a Christian man who runs a kids' museum called "God's Crazy Monsters," showing off frightening creatures created by God like dinosaurs, Rachel Maddow, and Toothful Jesus.

Behind the Scenes of 'The Thrilling Adventure Hour' with New Nerdist Web Series

Nerdist today debuted this new web series, which takes viewers behind the scenes of the podcast/live comedy show The Thrilling Adventure Hour as actors Paul F. Tompkins, Paget Brewster, James Urbaniak, and more prep for the show and explain its origins alongside and creators Ben Acker and Ben Blacker. It's the best behind-the-scenes web series about a podcast/live comedy show in the style of old timey radio you'll see all day.

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.