Comic Con portraits | THR
Chris Hardwick talks about censorship of women’s bodies and absolutely nails it.
Follow policymic on Tumblr!
Hardwick will be doing a free test show at Meltdown on 6/25. The ticket order page gives this description:
Chris Hardwick, Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant and Funny or Die join forces to host a rapid-fire game show inspired by the darkest recesses of social media.
(Note: It’s unclear if the show is called ‘Midnight’ or ‘@Midnight’, but the ticket page includes the @ symbol outside of Twitter so I’m going with that.)
It will be on at 12 am following ‘Colbert,’ and co-produced by Nerdist, Tom Lennon & Ben Garant and Funny Or Die. As per the content, Deadline reports, “The show, Comedy Central’s first midnight strip, will be formatted as a comedic panel show that will have a heavy social-media presence integrated throughout.”
In the past on his podcast, Hardwick described his Comedy Central pilot as a pop culture spin on The Daily Show and also likened it to ‘Attack of the Show.’ How much of that remains is to be seen. This will be his third on-going chat show across three different networks.
Even more interesting is it puts Hardwick in direct timeslot competition with fellow Nerdist network podcaster and friend Pete Holmes.
On today’s special edition of The Nerdist Channel’s ALL-STAR CELEBRITY BOWLING, the industrious cast of Comedy Central’s Workaholics (Adam DeVine, Anders Holm, Blake Anderson, and Kyle Newacheck) take on Chris Hardwick, Chris Hardwick, Chris Hardwick and uhh… Chris Hardwick!
Chris Hardwick’s All-Star Celebrity Bowling is back and this time Team Nerdist takes on a team from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Yes, it’s the NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover team. Can the actual rocket scientists figure out how to beat the Nerdist juggernaut in a high-stakes bowling match?
Watch: Hard ‘n Phirm & Friends Sing “Gersberms (Yer Gervin Mah)” | Nerdist
Featuring vocals Hayley Williams of Paramore, the Swedish Chef and and acting by ‘Big Bang Theory’s Melissa Rauch.
Watch till the very end.
Chris Hardwick on Hipster Nerds
The Nerdist himself ridicules hipster nerds in his new Comedy Central special Mandroid.
Airing Nov. 10th. (I was in the audience for the taping. It’s great.)
Chris Hardwick sent Tom Hanks a vintage typewriter along with a request for him to be on the Nerdist podcast. This was Tom Hanks’ response, proving once again why T.Hanks is an American treasure.
The episode is more than worth a listen.
Comedy Central announced their fall lineup today and it is a bountiful turducken-sized cornucopia of awesomeness worthy of being thankful for and other autumnal metaphors.
Let’s break it down, bullet-point style:
- New episodes of Tosh.0 and South Park
- The second season premieres of Key & Peele and Gabriel Iglesias Presents: Stand-Up Revolution
- The series premieres of Brickleberry and TJ Miller’s Mash Up
- Live primetime election-night editions of The Daily Show and Colbert Report
- The fourth biennial Night of Too Many Stars
- New stand-up specials from Demetri Martin, Jeff Dunham, DL Hughley, Chris Hardwick and Russell Peters
For dates, times and more info, check out the official press release.