The Nerdist
Nerdy nerdness comedy podcast w/ Chris Hardwick, Jonah Ray & Matt Mira.

Stand-up comedy special with Chris Fairbanks, Jackie Kashian, Jonah Ray, Kumail Nanjiani, Paul Cibis, Kyle Kinane & Matt Braunger. Hosted by Chris Hardwick. Recorded at Meltdown Comics in LA on December 15, 2010 in front of a live nerd audience.

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The Sklar Brothers are the only twin comedy team I can think of outside of Cheng & Eng or the Sagal sisters. They hosted "Cheap Seats," wrote/produced/starred in "Back on Topps" (a phenomenal web series) and are currently making podcasts under the "Sklarbro Country" name. Nice guys who are hilarious. WHAT MORE DO YOU VULTURES WANT???!! Oh. Apologies. There was no need for me to yell at you and I'm sorry. But sometimes you just make me so MAD, Baby...What? Ok. FINE. Go to your mother's. Like she needs more ammo against me. REAL mature, Karen! I CAN SLAM DOORS TOO, YA KNOW!

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In addition to invading your brain with iconic characters such as Stimpy (and later Ren), Fry, & Doug, Billy West also did funny make-em-ups on the Howard Stern show in the early 90s. IF THAT TWEREN'T ENOUGH he's also a world class musician. In this chat, he piled so much fascinating insight into the psyche of the comedian onto the show that our brain-roofs caved in under the pressure of awesomeness. I am convinced that the recent Metrodome incident happened SOLELY for the purpose of providing an appropriate metaphor to relate it. Plus, he's nice, which is always my favorite thing.

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Mayhem Miller is an MMA wizard who is powerful yet benevolent. His hands are lethal wands that can cast punching and/or hugging spells: YOUR CHOICE! He also hosts the MTV show "Bully Beatdown," which is just as satisfying as the name promises. Most importantly, he's an interesting dude with a good heart and a solid work ethic. We forgot to ask why Tommy Lee has his named tattooed across his stomach. #wokkawokka #hashtaggingoutsidetwitter

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Adam Carolla makes his triumphant return to the Nerdist Podcast while dominating the medium with his own show. This time, Adam takes issue with rude male receptionists, radio program directors and "The Love Boat," while promoting his new book In 50 Years We'll All Be Chicks, available here. This episode was brought to you by Hiney Wine and Hickory Lube.

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ELEVENTH DOCTOR MATT SMITH!!! Anyone who follows anything I do probably has heard my numerous blabbings about how much I love Doctor Who. After one such blabbing on the tweetstream, I was contacted by Devin Johnson at the BBC who graciously offered to help get Matt on the podcast if at all possible. AND SO IT CAME TO PASS. I would like to smother Devin, Matt Stein and the BBC with an absurd pile of thanks.

Matt Smith loves chess, Alan Partridge and cookies. Every charming character trait you see in the Eleventh Doctor is all Matt. It was an extreme pleasure hanging out with him, and we look forward to some sweet Doctor on Dickens action for the Doctor Who Xmas special on December 25th, 9p ET on BBC America.

Joining me this episode were fellow Whovians Matt Mira and Janet Varney.

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Kevin Pollak collects Disney Haunted Mansion memorabilia. ALSO he has a dang popular chat show on the Webs, soon to be the TV/Webs what with technology and all. Chris likes the movie "Willow". Jonah Ray was out. Matt Mira's insurance company is having their way with him after a mystery person beat up his car and removed most of the show's recording equipment. 

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Donal (long 'o') Logue is currently on one of my favorite TV shows, "Terriers" (a show NOT about dogs) on FX. I want many people to watch this show so the network will make more, because that's how television works. (Somehow, I've still managed to make a campaign for a show I have nothing to do with ALL ABOUT ME and what I want!) You may also recognize Donal from "Grounded For Life," "The Tao of Steve," "Blade," or from 90s era MTV as Jimmy the cab driver. Janet Varney ("Dinner & a Movie" co-host, SF Sketchfest co-producer and Chris Hardwick co-habitator) also sits in.

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WIRED's head nerd Chris Anderson! He also wrote the wonderful books "The Long Tail" and "Free: The Future of a Radical Price". Mr. Anderson--as the Matrix would have to refer to him--is a super-smart, thoughtful human and I always love chatting with him. What topics can you expect from this episode? Trolls! Social politics! The economy of attention! How to write a book! And the ever-raging debate: NERDS v GEEKS. Please to enjoy.

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Brian Posehn's infant son wiped out all of Springfield (schwaaa?). Chris, Jonah & Matt worshipped the glory that is Brian's nerdtastic man room.

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