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NerdMelt Shows this Week, 2/29-3/6

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Wednesday, February 29th at 8:30pm- The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail

Our weekly popular standup show, hosted by Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani, welcomes the best standups in the country as well as the amazing acts you haven’t heard of quite yet but should! Plus there’s original art each week, surprise drop-ins, and sometimes a puppy!

$8

 

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Friday, March 2nd at 8pm- Double Header Night! The Saturday Morning Show and The Jesse Miller Talk Show!

The Saturday Morning Show– Kyle Clark and Dominic Moschitti revisit the beloved cartoons of our childhood. The result isn’t always pretty. Grab a bowl of sugar coated cereal and relive those Saturday morning memories through the cruel lens of adulthood. With guests Jonah Ray and more!

The Jesse Miller Talk Show– Watch some great comics, bands & various guests perform, then be interviewed by self described media mogul Jesse Miller (Andre Hyland). Along with some video and musical gems. Past guests include: Bob Odenkirk, Nick Kroll, Har Mar Super Star, Wallpaper, Skyler Stone, Nick Thune, Brent Weinbach, John Ennis, etc.

$8 in , $10 at the door

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Saturday, March 3rd at 8pm- Loud Noises!

LOUD NOISES! is back and better than French fries and ready to bring you the best night of comedy and music that ever even did was happen, brought to you by Nerdist music director, Rebecca Gleason.

You’ll laugh your face bits stretchy at the hilarious stand up comedy of our host, Brandon Vaughn (super good kisser), Eric Dadourian (is a ghost) and Karl Hess (Montreal Comedy Festival, Rooftopcomedy.com’s Best Underground Comics 2011) followed by music from songbird Sue Scrofa and a performance by Eyes Lips Eyes!

LOUD NOISES! is a fun filled night of good laughs and good music and you should go because you’re a nice person and you deserve nice things.

$8 in , $10 at the door

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Sunday, March 4th at 7pm- Matt Mira’s Day Off!

Matt Mira of the Nerdist Podcast needs a Day Off, so we decided to give him Sundays at Nerdist Theater. Come watch Mira and Paul Cibis host this comedy free-for-all. You’ll see brand new comics, comics you know and love trying out new material (Chris Hardwick and Kumail Nanjiani are frequent drop ins), and the magic that is live comedy.

FREE

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Monday, March 5th at 8pm- The BEATdown!

Comedian Eliza Skinner and beatboxer Joshua Silverstein host 5 of Los Angeles’ finest comics and one audience volunteer in “TheBEATdown.” It’s a freestyle rap face-off decided by the audience – 6 rounds of badass one-on-one rap battles. You saw 8 Mile, right? Like that, but funnier.

$8 in , $10 at the door

 

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Tuesday, March 6th at 8pm- Bagged and Boarded

Bagged & Boarded is a weekly chat show for the discerning stoners/geeks of the world, presented by Smodcast and starring host Matt Cohen and a special celebrity nerd guest. Sometimes funny, sometimes poignant- nearly always naked from the waist down… it’s Bagged & Boarded! Featuring an appearance by Misti Dawn and a special SmodCast Network guest!

$8 in , $10 at the door

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NerdMelt Fun Times, 2/22-2/28!

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Wednesday, February 22nd at 8:30pm- The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail

Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani host this weekly rollicking stand up show! This week they welcome Marc Maron, Andres du Bouchet, Nick Turner, and a special guest or two…

$8

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Thursday, February 23rd at 8pm- RISK! Storytelling Show

RISK! is the show where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public– stories they’d normally only tell toclose friends. At the RISK! Live shows, the brightest stars of TV, film and literature drop their usual act and show a side of themselves you’ve never seen before. RISK! Live in LA is hosted by comedians Kumail Nanjiani and Pete Holmes.

$10

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Thursday, February 23rd at 9:30pm- The Montreal Showcase Show!

Montreal’s annual Just for Laughs Comedy Festival is scouting talent in LA. Come see some of what our fair city has to offer for a special low price! (Lineup to be announced closer to the show!)

$5

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Friday, February 24th at 8pm- The Imaginary Radio Program

Drennon Davis is back with one of our favorite regular shows that is a creative and hilarious look at that old standby: the radio.You’ll see some of LA’s best comedians/musicians/performers as they parody all the ridiculous talk shows, commercials, and terrible music that infest the airwaves. The Comedy Bureau says of this show: it “not only lives up to its name, but exceeds expectation in what you could possibly think it is.”

Featuring Eli Braden, Howard Kremer (Dragon Boy Suede), MC Mr Napkins, Baron Vaughn, and Monique Moreau.

$8 in , $10 at the door

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Saturday, February 25th at 4:20pm- Doug Benson and Brendon Walsh Stand Up Show

Doug Benson is recording a new album soon, and Brendon Walsh is taping a Comedy Central special, and they wanna practice in front of you!

$5

 

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Saturday, February 25th at 8pm- An Evening with Spidey and Friends

Before presenting the West Coast Premiere on its Main Stage, Theatre Unleashed is offering a SNEAK PEEK of the cult classic superhero musical The Spidey Project: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility. The Broadway parody that made waves on the East Coast follows nerdy social outcast Peter Parker as he takes on an alterego to battle a dastardly collection of terrifying villains and perhaps his biggest nemesis of all…himself. An Evening With Spidey and Friends takes features the cast performing musical numbers from the show, stand up comics, illusionists and improv artists performing superhero related material! Come see a sneak peek of the show before anyone else!

$10

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Sunday, February 26th at 7pm- Matt Mira’s Day Off

Matt Mira of the Nerdist Podcast needs a Day Off, so we decided to give him Sundays at Nerdist Theater. Come watch Mira and Paul Cibis host this comedy free-for-all. You’ll see brand new comics, comics you know and love trying out new material (Chris Hardwick and Kumail Nanjiani are frequent drop ins), and the magic that is live comedy.

FREE

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Monday, February 27th at 8pm- Harmontown

People always ask us “What is Harmontown?”, and that’s a tough question to answer, but here’s the closest thing we’ve got: we gave the creator of Community a night to do whatever he wanted, and what we got was Harmontown.

Attend a town meeting in a land free of brevity, where Mayor Dan Harmon and Comptroller Jeff B. Davis (Whose Line is it Anyway) take another small, vodka-soaked step toward colonizing the moon. Evening may include ineffectual rants, songs, shameful stories, special guests (Allison Brie, Donald Glover, and Gillian Jacobs have all stopped in), forehead sweat and repeated exposure to the phrases “like” , “uh”, “sort of” and “you know.”.

SOLD OUT! (But they will release a handful of tickets at the door)

 

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Tuesday, February 28th at 8pm- Star Dreck

Kumail Nanjiani and Matt Mira are huge Trekkies, but even they have to admit that some of them just don’t hold up. Join them as they introduce you to some of the worst Star Trek episodes in existence, and then proceed to rip them to shreds. With the help of Kevin Pollak and a surprise guest, will they boldly go where no fan has gone before?

$8 in , $10 at the door

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NerdMelt Shows this Week, 2/9-2/14

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Friday, February 10th at 8pm- The Business

It’s The Business, and Business is booming. This popular San Francisco stand up collective comes to L.A. bringing a unique blend of stand up, story telling, and song. Material stretches and develops organically as the performers interrupt and improvise with performers ranging from comedians to authors, dancers to sandwich artists. The Business is run by Sean Keane, Chris Garcia, Bucky Sinister, and Alex Koll. Guests at this month’s Business meeting include Kyle Kinane and Louis Katz!

$8 in , $10 at the door

 

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Saturday, February 11th at 8pm- The Indoor Kids LIVE!

We had so much fun at the first one that we’re doing it again! Join Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon as they host some of their favorite video game fans for another live Indoor Kids podcast! We’ll have fun stories, new game talk, weirdo competitions, old game talk, chances to weigh in on the discussion, and more! If you’ve ever yelled at your computer/IPod while listening to the show, wishing you could contribute, now’s your chance! Guests include Blair Herter (G4) and DC Pierson (DERRICK)!

$8 in , $10 at the show

 

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Sunday, February 12th at 5pm- The Nerdist Writers Panel

Spend your Sunday afternoons learning from the best at the Nerdist Writers Panel! Join moderator Ben Blacker as he hosts esteemed panelists discussing topics like different types of writing, how they got started, what inspires them, the business side of writing, and more. Panelists will also answer your questions and give some helpful tips and tricks! This series is a must for any hopeful writer in LA, with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit 826LA.

Scheduled to appear: Bill Lawrence (creator, Scrubs and Cougartown), Maurissa Tancharoen & Jed Whedon (Spartacus; Dr. Horrible; Dollhouse), and Tami Sagher (How I Met Your Mother; 30 Rock; Psych)

$15

 

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Sunday, February 12th at 7pm- Matt Mira’s Day Off

Matt Mira of the Nerdist Podcast needs a Day Off, so we decided to give him Sundays at Nerdist Theater. Come watch Mira and Paul Cibis host this comedy free-for-all. You’ll see brand new comics, comics you know and love trying out new material (Chris Hardwick, Brody Stevens, and Kumail Nanjiani are frequent drop ins), and the magic that is live comedy.

FREE

 

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Monday, February 13th at 8pm- MeltProv

The MeltProv show is a fast paced improv show from some of Los Angeles’ best improvisers. From improvised comic books to rock operas to freestyle rap battles to classic improv games like Forward/ Reverse, the MeltProv show is jam packed with comedy, music and your suggestions. Come get your mind blown.

With Colton Dunn, Suzi Barrett, Ryan Smith, Jim Woods, Amber Ruffin, Scott Rodgers, and more!

$8 in , $10 at the door

 

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Tuesday, February 14th at 8pm- Magic Meltdown

What better way to spend Valentine’s Day than making a little bit of magic with our own dreamy magician, Justin Willman? Watch as Justin hosts this amazing variety show featuring magicians, comedians, bizarre guests, and more fun than you ever had at a kid’s birthday party.

$8 in , $10 at the door

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NerdMelt Shows This Week, 2/1 to 2/7!

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Wednesday, February 1st at 8:30pm- The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail

Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani host this weekly standup show that runs red with love…. so much love. This week, the guys host Tom Wilson, John Roy, Howard Kremer and more!

$8

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Thursday, February 2nd at 8pm- The Image Comics Alpha Girl Show!

Image Comics is celebrating the release of Alpha Girl #1, their comic set in the 80s about a cosmetics company whose products turn women into lady zombies, so it’s time to laugh! Celebrate with cocktail mistresses Alie and Georgia, Sean Patton, sketch group Diani and Devine, DJ Douggpound, Steve Agee, and Margaret Cho! Come for the comedy, stay for the signing and meet and greet with the co-creators, artists, and other people involved in the making of Alpha Girl!

$8 in , $10 at the door

 

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Saturday, February 4th at 8pm- Outbreak: Undead

What’s your zombie survival plan? Find out if it will work with Outbreak: Undead, the zombie survival role playing game! On Saturday night, we’re celebrating the newest expansion of Outbreak: Undead with a zombie-themed party! Free refreshments to fuel your zombie-fighting, photo ops, zombies, demos of the game, raffles, more zombies, plus a signing from lead developer Chris De La Rosa!

Best of all, it’s FREE!

 

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Sunday, February 5th at 7pm- Matt Mira’s Day Off

Matt Mira of the Nerdist Podcast needs a Day Off, so we decided to give him Sundays at Nerdist Theater. Come watch Mira and Paul Cibis host this comedy free-for-all. You’ll see brand new comics, comics you know and love trying out new material (Chris Hardwick and Kumail Nanjiani are frequent drop ins), and the magic that is live comedy.

FREE

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Monday, February 6th at 7:30pm (new time)- The BEATdown

Comedian Eliza Skinner and beatboxer Joshua Silverstein host 5 of Los Angeles’ finest comics and one audience volunteer in “TheBEATdown.” It’s a freestyle rap face-off decided by the audience – 6 rounds of badass one-on-one rap battles. You saw 8 Mile, right? Like that, but funnier.

$8 in , $10 at the door

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Monday, February 6th at 9:30pm- An Evening with Chris Hardwick

Chris Hardwick is recording an hour-long special soon, so we got lucky enough to have him for a whole evening! Come and watch the Nerdist himself practice his upcoming standup special in the intimacy of his own theater!

FREE!

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Tuesday, February 7th at 8pm- For Shame

For Shame is a show where comedians relive their most embarrassing musical choices from their youth. Watch as they share secret stories about bands they sadly were obsessed with. Then the audience will relive the horror by watching a music video from that artist as the other comedians comment on it as it plays!

With Greg Proops, Pete Holmes, Kumail Nanjiani, Matt Kirshen, and Jonah Ray!

$8 in , $10 at the door

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NerdMelt Goodness, Dec 14th – 20th

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Wednesday, December 14th at 8:30pm- The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail presents Comedians You Should Know!

Once again, the Nerdist himself, Chris Hardwick, is taking over The Meltdown for the night to present you with some of his favorite comics! See Hardwick host Rory ScovelBrent WeinbachAdam Cayton-Holland and more for this show that will become a Nerdist podcast!

$8

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Thursday, December 15th at 8pm- RISK! Storytelling Show

RISK! is the show where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public– stories they’d normally only tell toclose friends. At the RISK! Live shows, the brightest stars of TV, film and literature drop their usual act and show a side of themselves you’ve never seen before. RISK! Live in LA is hosted by comedians Kumail Nanjiani and Pete Holmes. RISK! is also a free audio podcast hosted by Kevin Allison of MTV’s The State. The podcast is currently getting hundreds of thousands of downloads each month. Slate.com called RISK! “jaw-dropping, hysterically funny, and just plain touching.” Come see RISK! Live at NerdMelt to see why!

Featuring Margaret ChoGreg BehrendtCooper BarnesLori Alan, and Selene Luna

$10

 

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Friday, December 16th at 8pm- Memories from the Happy House

If PeeWee’s Playhouse hosted a comedy show on Acid directed by David Lynch starring NYC/LA comedy druglords, then it would probably be called “Memories from the Happy House” and guess what?  It is called that.

For exactly one hour you will step into a time machine that doesn’t exist and be transported to a warehouse in the middle of your brain where escaped mental patients are putting on a live animated non-animated brain-show called “Memories from the Happy House”. The patients are so mental, they aren’t even mental patients. In fact they are doctors or clowns or magicians or politicians or maybe they were even soul savers. Either way, why wouldn’t you Bee Hive for this show and step into a painting by the famous Captain Charlie? You will, if you want to know all the secrets. With Kate BerlantJared LoganScott MoranRory Scovel, and some surprise noises too!!!

$8 in , $10 at the door

 

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Saturday, December 17th at 8pm- Regalia Art Show Opening

FREE!


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Sunday December 18th at 7pm- Matt Mira’s Day Off
Matt Mira of the Nerdist Podcast needs a Day Off, so we decided to give him Sundays at Nerdist Theater. Come watch Mira and Paul Cibis host this comedy free-for-all. You’ll see brand new comics, comics you know and love trying out new material (Chris Hardwick and Kumail Nanjiani have both dropped in), and the magic that is live comedy.
FREE


Monday, December 19th at 8pm- Huckleberry Finn {The Robotic Edition} Book Release Party

Diani and Devine present an evening of Bluegrass, whiskey, and classic literature altered to include robots featuring LIVE MUSIC from The Dustbowl Cavliers, FREE COCKTAILS courtesy of Big Bottom Whiskey, robot art from Day of the Robot, and Luna the World’s First Personal Robot! Special Appearance by The Wien Truck.

About the book:
Mark Twain’s classic text has been a lightning rod for controversy since its first publication in the late nineteenth century, and has consistently been one of the most banned books in schools and libraries across the United States. In an effort to fight the censorship of this iconic piece of literature, editors Gabriel Diani and Etta Devine have removed every instance of the word “n-word” and replaced it with the word “robot.” Complete and unabridged (except for bits here and there), with E.W. Kemble’s original illustrations painstakingly altered by artist Denise Devine to include robots, this bold new edition makes Twain’s timeless work accessible to a whole new generation of readers … without being bogged down by what he wanted to say about racism. 

FREE

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Tuesday, December 20th at 8pm- Dork Forest

Jackie Kashian welcomes Kevin Eastman, creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, into her forest of dorkery to  talk about whatever comes up. It’s a safe space.
$10

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Nerdist Theater at Meltdown Shows for 7/20 through 7/26!

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Lots of awesome stuff going on this week at Meltdown in Los Angeles for those of you not at SDCC.

If you are in San Diego…lucky you! But don’t worry, there are plenty of great things going down at Nerdist Theater at Meltdown after you get back too!

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Wednesday, July 20th at 8:30pm- The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail
Our popular weekly standup showcase, hosted by Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani, welcomes SNL writer Colin JostMichelle BiloonMyq Kaplan,Louis KatzJarrett Grode, and Marc Maron!
$8    http://www.meltcomics.com/webstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=5&products_id=103

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Thursday, July 21st at 8pm- The Imaginary Radio Program
Can we all agree that the radio is pretty terrible? The Imaginary Radio Program is the anti radio.  Brought to you by some of the best comics in the scene, the radio will be dissected station by station, parodied and brought to it’s knees in this hilarious musical comedy extravaganza. Presented by Destructo! Hosted by Drennon Davis (NBC’s LCS and Last Call), and featuring Maria BamfordDJ Douggpound, and more!
$10    http://www.meltcomics.com/webstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6&products_id=99

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Friday, July 22nd at 8pm, it’s Sex Nerd Sandra
“Sex Nerd” Sandra Daugherty is the lead sex educator at Pleasure Chest LA and has been teaching sex and intimacy skill workshops for over two years, helping thousands of people improve their sex lives. Now The Nerdist’s own sexpert brings those skills to the back of a comic book store! Come and see the woman who brought you “The Crab Hand of Doom” & “The Clittiest Part of the Man-Clit” live and in person as she geeks out on the finer points of orgasming your life and answers your most intimate questions. This week’s topic: His and Hers Handjobs!
$10    http://www.meltcomics.com/webstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6&products_id=95

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Saturday, July 23rd at 8pm- Nerdy Secrets
Ever wanted to know what your favorite creative types go geek-tastic over but were too afraid to ask? Join Mo Fathelbab as he asks hard-hitting questions like “How do you play ‘Magic: The Gathering’?” and “Which Doctor is the best?” This month’s show features all stars of the adult industry! Scheduled to appear: Nikki DelanoNicki BlueScarlett Fay, and Amy Brooke!
$10  http://www.meltcomics.com/webstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6&products_id=97

Also, on Saturday, July 23rd at 12pm- Geek Trivia
Hosted by Josh Greenburg, this is a chance for movie/TV buffs and their friends to get together with like-minded people for an evening of low-key competition, laughs, possible weeping, and attempting to justify a lifetime of accumulating a wealth of useless knowledge.
FREE!

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Sunday, July 24th at 7pm- Matt Mira’s Day Off
Matt Mira of the Nerdist Podcast needs a Day Off, so we decided to give him Sundays at Nerdist Theater. Come watch Mira and Paul Cibis host this comedy free-for-all. You’ll see brand new comics, comics you know and love trying out new material (Chris Hardwick and Kumail Nanjiani have both dropped in), and the magic that is live comedy.
This show is very popular and there are limited spots available, so arrive on time!
FREE!

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Monday, July 25th at 8pm- Harmontown
Here comes another episode of this very popular show in which Dan Harmon, creator of Community, tells us all about why he wants a colony on the moon, and how he’s going to get there. With Comptroller Jeff B Davis helping to keep things on track, this show is a peek inside the mind of Dan Harmon. Not to be missed.
$10    http://www.meltcomics.com/webstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2&products_id=98

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Tuesday, July 26th at 8pm- Kung Fu A Gogo Meltdownaganza with Ric Meyers
Fresh from the San Diego Comic Con and the premiere of his new documentary Films of Fury: The Kung Fu Movie Movie, the “Ric & Infamous” martial art movie master is bringing a specially-made, eye-peeling, fight-filled, clip show — and his two new books (Films of Fury: The Kung Fu Movie Book and For One Week Only: The World of Exploitation Films) — for a night of frenzied fun … full of love for the weirdest, wildest, most ridiculously exhilarating movies ever made.
$10    http://www.meltcomics.com/webstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6&products_id=66

Nerdist Podcast

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I want to go under the assumption that most nerds have heard of the Nerdist podcast, but my experience has told me that is not true.  For those of you who don’t know, Nerdist is a podcast hosted by comedian Chris Hardwick along with Jonah Ray and Matt Mira. (Editor’s Note: This blog, Nerds in Babeland, exists because of Chris Hardwick and the Nerdist/Node. We all met on the Node and our logo is inspired by the Nerdist’s sprocket logo. Just a lil trivia for you.) Until recently the podcast had new episodes once a week and featured a different guest interview which played out as more of a conversation between nerds.  The past couple of weeks have seen a second episode in the week that just has Chris, Jonah, and Matt talking about various things.  The podcast is one of my favorites and has gotten me through many shifts at my job in my University’s library.

One of my favorite episodes to date was when the current Doctor in the series Doctor Who, Matt Smith, made a very special guest appearance.  Now, I understand it just worked out really well that he was on a promotional tour (including a stop at Craig Ferguson’s show that also included host Chris Hardwick) and the whole crew was in the States anyway to film the new season, but it was still great that this special episode of Nerdist was able to happen as it did. Some of us over at Node (which is the site created by Chris to double as a street team and social networking site for nerds) have been thinking that it would be great to get David Tennant on the podcast as well.  I’m assuming Chris wouldn’t be opposed to this happening, considering he was dressed as the Tenth Doctor at the recent Gallifrey convention.

To Whovians, this would be considered

I realize it would take a lot of things falling into place correctly to turn this dream into a reality, but we figure some fan support couldn’t hurt.  We created a fan page on Facebook to get the ball rolling on this, and would really appreciate it if everyone reading this would go join.  Afterward, if you could take the simple extra step of posting it on your own pages and maybe on Twitter as well, we would owe you lots of hugs and smiles.  So please go now and take the 2-5 seconds to “like” our idea in a more public manner.

I think it’s worth noting that we have not discussed this with Chris Hardwick or anyone else at the podcast. We’re just going off an assumption that they would enjoy this if it happened. The fact that Matt Mira tweeted about it makes me believe it was a good assumption to make…

Anyway, that is the story as it stands now. The people behind the “David Tennant on the Nerdist Podcast” petition thank you greatly for your support. As Chris would say at the end of his podcast, enjoy your burrito.

Podcasts That Got Me Through 2010: #1 Nerdist

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Warning: These reviews are moderately if not completely profane.

This past year has had it’s ups and downs and I have found that there have been many podcasts that I needed to get through a lot of the hard times. These mini reviews (which will be sporadic in coming up because my computer is dead and my internet access is limited) are my way of thanking five that have brought laughter into my life.

So thank you.

#1 Nerdist:
Oh Chris Hardwick, what can I say that I haven’t already said in previous reviews? Probably a lot, but this isn’t just about you, so I’m keeping the specific ass kissery to a minimum.

The Nerdist Podcast is a weekly installment of nerding out. Yes, it is not just a clever name. Chris Hardwick, Jonah Ray, and Matt Mira (That’s My-Rah folks. Say it out loud.) sit with a new guest every week and shoot the shit. Sometimes they are talking with an actor about their process or with a comedian on the struggle to market to some towns they’re booked at. Many times it’s just Jonah licking AMC’s taint. Still, it is a great podcast to listen to. Why?

They occasionally do a live show at Largo. This makes me hate the East Coast.

I know that I have barely done it justice, but these guys sound exactly like my friends and I when we get together and talk. There is no pretense. There is no sheet full of questions that they have to get through before they can end the show. It’s just genuine conversation.

Each of the hosts has something that they talk about very often in the scope of the 51 episodes. One of them will talk Dr. Who to you until you are TARDIS blue in the face (and actually inspired me to watch the show), one will thrill you with their incredibly creepy love of zombies, and one is quiet except when talking about his weight. I think he is so friggin cute.

Still you find that even though they know things are being recorded, there may be some moments in each episode where they forget the red button is glowing because the conversation is so damn organic. I am incredibly impressed that they do not seem to edit anything out. They keep me laughing for an hour when I’m sitting at work. They quell my desire to stab.

So although this review doesn’t do the podcast justice, if you regularly read the stuff that I put out there and follow me on Twitter and think I’m funny… Subscribe to the podcast and get your mind thrice blown. If I enjoy them, and you enjoy me, then you will most likely enjoy them.

Check out Nerdist on iTunes
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or just pop over to Nerdist and give it a listen

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