Week of Welcome Comedian: Chris Hardwick
Chris Hardwick is a stand-up comedian, chart-topping podcaster, television personality, contributor for Wired magazine, and creative head of the multi-platform media behemoth known as Nerdist Industries.
Chris is the founder of Nerdist Industries, which has grown to include the Nerdist.com website; a premium YouTube channel (youtube.com/nerdist) with several hundred thousand subscribers; the Nerdist News daily e-newsletters; 1.9 million Twitter fans; a podcast network including the flagship Nerdist Podcast that averages 4.8M monthly downloads; and most recently The Nerdist, a comedy-variety talk show broadcast on BBC America.
Additionally, 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 AMC’s live after show Talking Dead, which discusses the highly-rated show The Walking Dead. He was recently featured in a one hour stand-up special “Chris Hardwick: Mandroid” on Comedy Central in November 2012, which is now available on DVD. Nerdist Industries is headquartered at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood.
Comedy Central has recently announced that they will be launching a Hardwick-hosted late night show to air after The Colbert Report starting this fall.