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Check Out the Sklar Brothers' New Nerdist Show 'Nerd Down & 10'

Chris Hardwick's Nerdist YouTube channel continues to roll out fun new shows from beloved comedians. Here's the latest, Nerd Down & 10, from the Sklar Brothers, in which they break down the latest nerd and pop culture news in the style of sports shows like Pardon the Interruption, with their Sklabro County sidekick Dan Van Kirk correcting their mistakes in a Dickies-sponsored segment. This is coming hot on the heels of Nerdist's new shows, Write Now! with Jimmy Pardo and StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson, both of which launched last week. Keep an eye out for more episodes of Nerd Down & 10 on the Nerdist Channel [...]

Jason Sklar on Cheap Seats' Legacy

Supercult profiles the obscure, the offbeat, and the feverishly celebrated pieces of comedy which deserve more recognition.

From 2004 to 2006, the Sklar Brothers skewered the socially awkward and the feverishly pompous of the sports world from the sidelines with their ESPN Classic series Cheap Seats. Culling from the network's massive library of Rose Bowls and Dog Shows alike, ESPN's own Statler and Waldorf provided running commentary as they watched, along with us, some of history's greatest sports embarrassments. There was Steve Garvey on skis, Deacon Jones on a rope, and a shirtless Reggie Jackson. And, of course, Rebecca Sealfon.

Waiting in the wings as featured guests was [...]

Talking with the Sklar Brothers About Their New History Channel Show, Their Podcast, and the Evolution of Their Standup Process

The Sklar brothers, Randy and Jason, have been the Sklar Brothers for about 20 years, ever since a post-collegiate move to NYC and an embrace of the alternative comedy community. Where alt comedy has grown to be one of those terms that means everything and nothing, to the Sklars it meant an opportunity to do duo, and sibling, comedy in a different way, a more genuine way. Instead of endless jokes about being identical or an aping of a false straight-main/funny-man thing, the Sklar's comedy is an honest representation of who they are as everyday people.

And they've been able to take their comedic lens and successfully apply it [...]

The Sklar Brothers Are Not the Smothers Brothers

Here's an interview with comedians and podcasters Randy and Jason Sklar about their latest standup album Hendersons And Daughters, the intersection of sports and comedy, and doing an act as twins that isn't about being twins. They also share the story of the eye-opening moment when they were first exposed to an alternative comedy scene. Jason says:

It was the way we were funny amongst our friends, and that was a huge “light goes on” moment for us. Where we were like, “Wait, you don’t have to do things the way that standup comedy has dictated you’re supposed to do.” If you’re fat, you do a bunch of [...]