Chris Hardwick


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CHRIS HARDWICK is a stand-up comedian, chart-topping podcaster, television personality, contributor for Wired Magazine, and head of the multiplatform media behemoth known as Nerdist Industries.

Chris is the CEO of Nerdist Industries, which has grown to include the website; a premium YouTube channel ( with over 750K subscribers; 2.0M Twitter fans; and a podcast network including the flagship Nerdist Podcast that averages 4.8M monthly downloads.

Nerdist also produces content for television, including “All Star Celebrity Bowling” for AMC and “In the Name of Science” for National Geographic Channel, and distributed its first feature film, “Zero Charisma,” in 2013. Nerdist hosts live events such as The Nerdist Podcast Live! and Course of the Force, an annual Comic-Con lightsaber relay in partnership with Lucasfilm LTD.

On top of his Nerdist responsibilities, Chris is the face of Comedy Central’s hit @midnight as well as AMC’s live after shows “Talking Dead” and “Talking Bad,” which discuss the highly-rated shows “The Walking Dead” and “Breaking Bad.” Nerdist Industries is headquartered at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood.