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Talking to Chris Hardwick About His New Game Show ‘@midnight’, Post-Shows, and His Unmitigated Positivity

Chris Hardwick, king of the Nerdist empire and TV’s most prolific host, brings his infectious enthusiasm to Comedy Central tonight with a new late night game show, @midnight. It premieres at… well, midnight, right after the channel’s dominant Daily Show/Colbert Report block. Produced by Funny or Die with Reno 911!’s Tom Lennon and Ben Garant serving as executive producers, the show pits a rotating lineup of Hardwick’s favorite comics — among them Doug Benson, Natasha Leggero, June Diane Raphael, James Adomian, Ron Funches, and Rob Delaney — against one another in lampooning the silliest, most bizarre social media events of the day. It’s billed as “the ultimate Internet [...]

Conan O'Brien and Andy Richter Bowl Against the Nerdist Guys

Here's the latest video from the Nerdist YouTube channel's series All Star Celebrity Bowling, with the Nerdist hosts (Chris Hardwick, Jonah Ray, and Matt Mira) taking to the bowling alley to compete against Conan O'Brien and Andy Richter. Comedian Jimmy Pardo, who is both Conan's warm-up guy and the host of a Nerdist web series, chose to bowl on the Nerdist team. Will Pardo's bowling abilities lose him his job at Conan? You'll have to watch and find out.

This Week in Comedy Podcasts

Did you see the announcement of the South By Southwest Comedy Lineup? They might as well call it “Pod By Podcast,” amiright? Nope? Fair enough. I’m just saying there is a lot of podcasting going down. I like to imagine there is one podcast diehard who is going to SXSW just to see those live taping, oblivious to the music festival swirling around him or her. If you’re out there Mister or Miss (it’s probably Mister), godspeed noble podcast fan, let me know what it’s like to see Greg Proops beautifully ramble for an hour, surrounded by the smell of smoked cow and spilled tequila.

This Week in Comedy Podcasts

So you decided to pick “go to the gym” as your resolution for the fifth time in a row despite the fact that you failed to follow through every other year? Apparently, it takes about 365 days to forget how bad the music is at gyms. Now you spend your mornings all like, “Does Staind have a new album out? Is this Avenge Sevenfold covering Candlebox?” Is this Seether? Is that even a real band or did I make it up? Seether? Sither? Hinder? Heether? Seether?” or “Is this Ke$ha remixing a Ke$ha song? Who didn’t teach Avril Lavinge how to play trumpet and then made her play the [...]

Chris Hardwick's 'Nerdist' TV Show Will Feature Stand-Up and Cool Guests

BBC America just announced an impressive guest lineup for The Nerdist, the network's new Chris Hardwick-hosted show based on the popular podcast and blog of the same name. After a series of one-hour specials on BBC America, The Nerdist will kick off its 10-episode first season this Saturday, March 30th, at 10PM, with Hardwick joined by his Nerdist cohorts Jonah Ray and Matt Mira. Guests will include Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg, Gillian Jacobs, Dominic Monaghan, Guillermo Del Toro, Robert Kirkman, Buzz Aldrin, and Karen Gillan, but more importantly, the show will feature stand-up, with Rob Huebel, Paul Scheer, Kyle Kinane, Natasha Leggero, Ron Funches and Matt Kirshen set [...]

BBC America Orders Chris Hardwick's 'Nerdist' Show to Series

BBC America has just picked up Chris Hardwick's TV series The Nerdist for a 10-episode season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Hardwick has been hosting a series of hour-long Nerdist specials for BBC America since last year, but now, it'll be a regular weekly show. This comes in addition to his post-Walking Dead talk show Talking Dead on AMC, which was recently expanded from a half-hour to a full hour and will return in February. Based on Hardwick's popular podcast and blog of the same name, The Nerdist will see Hardwick joined by his podcast co-hosts Jonah Ray and Matt Mira for a series of hour-long shows [...]

This Week in Comedy Podcasts

It’s TV sweeps season, ya’ll. It’s the time when networks do their best to woo our eyeballs and earholes. What have you been watching? Nothing?! So, you are saying that you’ve completely abandoned all visual mediums for all podcasts all the time? High five! Here are our picks for this week’s notable TV substitutes.

Nerdist Writers Panel #3 On TV Writing: "It's always banana peels and stop lights"

The Nerdist Writers Panel on TV Writing, featuring panelists Community's Dan Harmon, The Middle Man's Javier Grillo Marxuach, and The Good Guys' Aaron Ginsburg and Wade McIntyre, is both reassuring (writing for dating reality shows for 7 years!) and barf-inducing (selling your first script ever to Robert Zemeckis!), as the writers discuss their breakthrough jobs, the value of networking vs. having a quality spec, and the thrilling conclusion of Seaquest.

"It's always banana peels and stop lights, as I put it. It's just, like, a series of random events. The only thing you can do is be persistent about it," Harmon explains, reassuring the audience that working [...]

Nerdist Industries Signs a Deal with AMC and Will Bring 'All Star Celebrity Bowling' to TV

Comedian Chris Hardwick has signed a new deal with AMC via his company Nerdist Industries to develop his YouTube show All Star Celebrity Bowling into a potential series, Deadline reports. Nerdist and AMC have also agreed for bonus footage from Talking Dead, the Walking Dead companion show that Hardwick hosts on the network to be released via the Nerdist YouTube channel. All Star Celebrity Bowling, which began last April, features Chris Hardwick and friends bowling against a team of competitors from a different show. Past guests have included Conan O'Brien and Andy Richter, Marc Maron, Todd Glass, Jimmy Pardo, the cast of Workaholics, and the casts of [...]

Jonah Ray Talks about His Kewl Friend T.J. Maxx on 'Conan'

"Hey! Alright now! Alright now, fellas! (Yea? ) Now, what cooler than being cool? (T.J. Maxx!!!!) Also, pool parties are cool. Drinking is cool. Suicide is coo– (Wait no!) Alright alright alright alright…"

– Jonah Ray, 2012

This Week in Comedy Podcasts

This very column started nine months ago with these immortal words by Mr. Joe Berkowitz: “Every week, it seems, the known galaxy of headphone-hilarity expands further, taking up even more storage space on iPhones the world over. In fact, it’s entirely possible that while you were reading that last sentence, Dana Gould conceived of and began recording a show of his own.” The timeline was a bit off but like a human baby, nine months later, Dana Gould has started a podcast. Was Joe the butterfly wing flap whose winds set in motion what became The Dana Gould Show? Maybe! It can be argued (and it will be, [...]

The Nerdist's Chris Hardwick Signs BBC America Development Deal

Chris Hardwick's BBC America development deal is about to land him even more cross-continental nerd love: in addition to developing a pilot for a panel talk show based on his Nerdist podcast, Hardwick will also begin hosting their Ministry of Laughs Saturday comedy block on June 18.