1/28/2011: Nerdist Podcast @ Cobb’s Comedy Club

Nerdist by. Casey Weldon

The Nerdist is a website that shockingly featuring articles on nerd culture. The Nerdist Podcast is a weekly show that has Chris Hardwick, Jonah Ray, and Matt Mira talk to special guests about their careers and working process (with many dangling threads of conversation). Previous stand outs on the Nerdist podcast include Donald Glover, Marc Maron, and The Muppets. The trio is bringing their show to the road via SF Sketchfest. Accompanying them on this journey is this guy:

Arguably one of the biggest names in comedy, Mr. Zach Galifianakis. Zach was on a recent episode of Doug Loves Movies and continued to prove his place in our hearts as a witty motherfucker. Pardon the French Bread. None the less, this show went from steal, to robbery, to arson, to mail fraud, to treason. That’s right. If you don’t make it to this show and you are of sound situation (monetarily, mentally) you are committing comedy treason. With that said:


Courting Sketchfest: The Meltdown. 

On January 30, 2010 Cobb’s Comedy Club will be hosting a showcase entitled: The Meltdown. The main features of this showcases are comedians Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani who curate the show in the back of a Los Angeles comic book store. Recently on Jonah’s podcast, the Nerdist (also featuring Chris Hardwick and Matt Mira), the Meltdown was recorded with performances by Kumail, Jonah, Chris, Kyle Kinane, Matt Braunger, Chris Fairbanks and others. Most of these performers will not be at the 1/30 Cobb’s show but will be featured in Sketchfest in other capacities. None the less, the Meltdown made for a good podcast and is one of the more anticipated shows at this year’s Sketchfest. The line up for Sketchfest includes Doug Benson, Greg Proops, Thomas Lennon and more. The Nerdist will also be recording/performing a show at Sketchfest on 1/28, also at Cobb’s. Check it out. 

The Nerdist podcast Episode 42 w/ Brian Posehn

(Sacramento born, San Francisco built, Brian Posehn speaks on the rise and trials to stand-up prominence.)