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The Nerdist television show is a pop culture favorite that represents the geek culture that has grown in popularity over the last few years. The Nerdist originally started out as a podcast that captured a wide and vocal audience since its inception. The successes of their productions lead to the creation of The Nerdest Network that creates all of its own original content. The podcast was spun off to the TV show and kept the same interview format.

The creator and leader is Chris Hardwick. He has been a stand-up comedian and comic actor. He joined together with his friends and fellow comics Jonah Ray and Matt Mira.

There have been eight episodes produced to date of the The Nerdist television show. In each episode Hardwick, Ray, and Mira will interview and perform some improvisational comedy with the guests. The list of celebrity guest have included Comedian Craig Ferguson, Matt Smith, Wil Wheaton, Weird Al Yankovic, Thomas Dolby, Simon Pegg, Danica McKellar, Garfunkel and Oates, Damon Lindelof, Kumail Nanjani, David Tennant and Allison Brie.

The guys typically fawn over certain guest's contributions to the nerd culture. They spend a lot of time with Wheaton discussing the behind the scenes activity from his time in the Star Trek television shows and movies. They discuss the musical creations of Weird Al Yankovic and the female comic song duo of Garfunkel and Oates. Simon Pegg discusses his most popular movie Shawn of the Dead. Danica McKeller goes over her time on the family show, The Wonder Years', and also discuss her magazine photo shoots and her label of genius mathematician.

Each episode of the show has some type of them. One episode is set at the world famous San Diego Comic-Con and another was a special year in review episode. One episode focused on popular toys and games. An entire episode was dedicated to all of the female nerds in the viewing audience.

BBC America
1 Season, 18 Episodes
September 24, 2011
Cast: Chris Hardwick, Matt Mira, Jonah Ray
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The Nerdist Full Episode Guide

  • Seth Rogen; Evan Goldberg; Zach Galifianakis; Natasha Leggero

  • Guillermo del Toro; Katee Sackhoff; Ron Funches

  • Joe Manganiello; Morena Baccarin; Paul F. Tompkins

  • Buzz Aldrin; Bobak Ferdowsi; Maria Bamford

  • Jack McBrayer; Eliza Dushku; Joe Keckler

  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt; Gillian Jacobs; Paul Scheer; Rob Huebel

  • Elijah Wood; Ben Schwartz; Kumail Nanjiani; Katie Crown

  • Jon Hamm; Betsy Brandt; Rory Scovel

  • Robert Kirkman, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan and Kyle Kinane join host Chris Hardwick.

  • The Nerdist kicks off the series with an anglophile extravaganza! Dominic Monaghan, Tatiana Maslany, Matt Smith and new companion Jenna-Louise Coleman join host Chris Hardwick to hail Britannia!

  • The panel discusses the possibility of time travel.

  • The panel honors the women who have boldly gone where only men used to go before. Whether they're blazing a trail in technology or kicking virtual ass, nerd girls are dominating nerd culture.

  • In this Science edition, a panel of today's brightest minds discuss some of science's greatest innovators and biggest stories.

  • In this Toys and Games edition, Chris Hardwick, Jonah Ray and Matt Mira talk about the nerdiest toys, collectibles, and games - both video and analog.

  • Every year, thousands of nerds converge on San Diego for the biggest comic book convention in the world: Comic-Con. In this episode, Chris Hardwick and his panel piece together what happened at this year's event.

  • Lily Loveless ("˜The Fades,' "˜Skins'), English musician/composer Thomas Dolby, Kunal Nayyar ("˜The Big Bang Theory') and Alison Brie ("˜Community,' "˜Mad Men') make appearances in this special which celebrates the genre of horror.

  • The Nerdist is back with five new hosts.

  • Based on the popular Nerdist blog and podcast, Nerdist creator and Doctor Who superfan Chris Hardwick sits down with comedian and chat show host Craig Ferguson and Doctor Who's Matt Smith for this half hour special where they chat on all things nerds love, from pop culture and news to tech trends and more.

The Nerdist Video Clips & Extras

ZOD TALKS - Supervillains Speak Out Clip (04:54) Seth Rogen, Zach Galifianakis & Chris Hardwick Play BBC-een It: The Nerdist on BBCA - Comedy Week Clip (04:21) THE NERDIST Joe Manganiello & Morena Baccarin - New May 18 BBC AMERICA Clip (00:31)

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