The Nerdist

The Nerdist

United States

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

Episodes

Jaimie Alexander (TWCH)  

Jaime Alexander joins Chris on AMC’s Talking with Chris Hardwick for the extended talk about Kyle XY, Blindspot and more!

Nick Swardson  

Nick Swardson (comedian, Grandma's Boy, Reno 911) talks to Chris about how he got into comedy when he was young, where Gay Robot came from and how he got involved with Adam Sandler. They also talk about how comedy has changed over the years, Nick tells stories of crazy things he did when he was younger and talks about his new show Typical Rick!

Bryan Cranston Returns  

Bryan Cranston joins Chris on AMC’s Talking with Chris Hardwick for the extended talk about his book A Life in Parts, Breaking Bad and more!

Robert Pattinson  

Robert Pattinson (Twilight, Harry Potter) and Chris talk about doing press tours around the world, talking about the process of acting and the insecurities of being an actor. Robert then talks about being a big fan of watching movies, how he will get anxiety before starting a new film and his newest movie Good Time!

 

Jane Lynch  

Jane Lynch joins Chris on AMC’s Talking with Chris Hardwick for the extended talk about Hollywood Game Night, her early days of comedy and more!

James Van Der Beek  

James Van Der Beek (Dawson's Creek, Varsity Blues) talks to Chris about people asking questions about Dawson’s Creek a lot, what it’s like having four kids and how his life changed once he became a dad. The also talk about his Viceland show What Would Diplo Do?, how he got involved with the show and the tricks they used to film it!

Al Gore  

Former Vice President Al Gore chats with Chris about An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, why he felt it was important to make a sequel to his first film and their mutual love of Tennessee. They also talk about how the world of politics has changed over the years, being an advocate for the internet in the early days and what people are doing to combat climate change and how you help!

Damon Lindelof  

Damon Lindelof joins Chris on AMC’s Talking with Chris Hardwick for the extended talk about Lost, The Leftovers and more!

Aidy Bryant  

Aidy Bryant (SNL, The Big Sick) chats with Chris about moving from Chicago to NY, the debate on the best pizza and what her SNL audition was like. She also talks about what it was like to go from Second City to suddenly being on TV, dating someone who also works in comedy and doing a voice in Danger & Eggs!

Connie Britton  

Connie Britton joins Chris on AMC’s Talking with Chris Hardwick for the extended talk about Friday Night Lights, her new movie Beatriz at Dinner and more!

Jim Jefferies #3  

Jim Jefferies returns to the Nerdist for a third time! He and Chris talk about his new show The Jim Jefferies Show, comparing the 90’s to other decades and how he got Brad Pitt to be a weatherman on his tv show. He also talks about his parents getting older, funny stories about his son and he talks about his brief time as an opera singer!

 

Tom Holland  

Get ready for the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man! The Marvel Cinematic Universe's new Spidey, Tom Holland, was Chris Hardwick's guest on the latest installment of the Nerdist Podcast. And together, they're spinning a web about Spider-Man: Homecoming.

After sharing a funny story about the '70s Spider-Man TV series, Tom was quick to admit that most of his in-costume scenes were filmed in a motion capture studio. However, he stressed that it is almost always him in the costume. Tom also related the feeling of powerlessness he felt when his face was covered, before finding ways to convey his performance through the rest of his body.

Chris and Tom also speak about the new tone used in Spider-Man: Homecoming, which plays a lot like a John Hughes movie. Although both Tom and Chris agreed that they would probably embrace a life of crime if they had superpowers. Tom went on to relate his Lip Sync Battle experience, and how he felt when he had to "become" Rihanna.

Amazingly, Tom hasn't had a chance to really process how much his life has changed since his first appearance as Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War. He also pointed out that the final movie would work as a high school comedy even if all of the Spider-Man scenes were cut out of it. Additionally, Tom recalls the time that he forgot to use an American accent in one of the scenes from Homecoming. According to Tom, no one noticed it until he pointed it out.

It's a long chat between Tom and Chris, so sit back, and enjoy!

 

Andy Samberg #3  

Andy Samberg returns to the Nerdist Podcast for the third time! He and Chris talk about all the toys Chris has in the studio, movies they have seen recently and how Andy really wants to be in a disaster movie. They also talk about how badly they want a third Bill and Ted movie, comedians who are buff and his new movie on HBO Tour de Pharmacy!

 

Trey Parker  

Trey Parker (South Park) talks to Chris about working on Despicable Me 3 and what it was like to work on a movie just as an actor. Trey also talks about being a D&D fan, what inspired both their video games and what they are thinking for the next season of South Park!

Will Ferrell Returns  

Will Ferrell returns to the Nerdist podcast! Will and Chris talk about bad imitations of actors, his work with Funny or Die and being a parent. Will also talks about performing on stage rather than movies and he talks about his new movie The House!

Edgar Wright  

Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) talks to Chris about packing too much for trips, eating weed brownies before a flight and how charming yet gross pubs can be. They then talk about how the pacing of films has changed over the years, getting his start in directing and his new movie Baby Driver!

Sofia Coppola  

Sofia Coppola (director, Lost in Translation, The Virgin Suicides) chats with Chris about all the different aspects of filmmaking, adapting from book to movie and being a mother to two girls. They also talk about how the Coppolas all have a strong artistic gene, how she got Bill Murray to act in Lost in Translation and the making of her new film The Beguiled!

Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon  

Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon are on the Nerdist podcast! They talk about their movie The Big Sick, talking private details of their lives with strangers and how the movie has shed light on Still's Disease. They talk about writing the movie and how it differed from their real experiences, Kumail talks about dealing with anti-Muslim rhetoric and they talk about what videos games they are playing and shows they are watching!

T.J. Miller #3  

T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley, Deadpool, Cashing in with T.J. Miller podcast) chats with Chris about how he deals with anxiety, the ways they both cope with being so busy and why he is choosing to spend more time on stand-up and with his wife. T.J. also talks about how he chooses his projects, they speculate why people believe things that aren’t true and he gives Chris a present! Make sure to watch his special Meticulously Ridiculous on HBO June 17th and his show Gorburger on Comedy Central!

Orange Is The New Black  

Taylor Schilling, Uzo Aduba, Danielle Brooks, and Taryn Manning of Orange is the New Black joins Chris on AMC’s Talking with Chris Hardwick for the extended talk about their newest season!

 

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