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What Happened AFTER The Avengers Had Shawarma

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 06.25.2014 | Comedy

Seriously, who doesn't try shawarma until they're in their 40s?...

Patton Oswalt Is General Zod's Court-Appointed Attorney

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 05.27.2014 | Comedy

Nerdist's Superego podcast has begun releasing animated versions of sketches from the show, and the latest is a geek-dream come true. In this epis...

'Mr. Show' with Bob and David Inspires LA Artists

H. Alan Scott | Posted 07.16.2014 | Comedy
H. Alan Scott

Ask any comedian and the response is basically universal: Mr. Show with Bob and David is hands down one of the best, and underrated, sketch comedy shows ever to air on television.

Have You Been Attacked By A Monster? Call Godzilla Lawyer.

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 05.15.2014 | Comedy

Have you or your business been attacked by kaiju or any other kind of monster? Then you might be entitled to money. Call Jorge Rivers (Thomas Lennon),...

2nd Annual Tubeathon Returns 12/12 As YouTube's Modern Day Telethon

Shira Lazar | Posted 02.02.2014 | Impact
Shira Lazar

After last year's first-ever digital social telethon, What's Trending is thrilled to be teaming up with Ford's Fiesta Movement for the Second Annual T...

Chris Hardwick Says Goodbye To His Dad, And We Get All Misty-Eyed

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 11.19.2013 | Comedy

Comedian Chris Hardwick's father, champion bowler Billy Hardwick, passed away last weekend. Fans of Chris, especially his interview show The Nerdist P...

All The News That's Fit To Nerd

Posted 10.28.2013 | Comedy

Good news for all you nerds and nerd-curious out there. Chris Hardwick's Nerdist Channel is debuting its own news show featuring all the topics your ...

More Than Funny: The Power of Modern Stand-Up Comedy

Troy Campbell | Posted 11.01.2013 | Comedy
Troy Campbell

Modern comedy is about being part of something -- not just laughing. Modern comedians have transformed their fan bases into meaningful communities such that comedy shows have become meeting places and even celebrations for like-minded audiences.

How Awful Are Hollywood Portrayals of Life on Mars? NASA's Bobak Ferdowsi Answers!

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.07.2013 | Science
Shira Lazar

We put NASA's Bobak Ferdowsi, Nerdist's Matt Mira, VSAUCE2's Kevin Lieber and Sourcefed's Meg Turney on the spot of whether these videos represent t...

NASA's "Mohawk Guy" Celebrates Mars Curiosity Rover Anniversary and Discusses Life On Other Planets

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.07.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

NASA's Bobak Ferdowsi, aka Mohawk Guy, VSauce2's Kevin Lieber, Sourcefed's Meg Turney and Nerdist's Matt Mira join the Geek Week Brainiac Day panel ...

Spoilers: Leia And Lando Are Having An Affair.

Posted 08.05.2013 | Comedy

Last April, Patton Oswalt stole our hearts with an improvised eight-minute pitch for the next "Star Wars" sequel, during an unforgettable guest appear...

Freddie Wong Brings Half Hour 'Video Game High School' Season 2 To YouTube (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 09.26.2013 | Media
Shira Lazar

Freddie Wong teleports into the What's Trending studio to talk "VGHS" Season 2, collaborating with Chris Hardwick and Stan Lee, and what's in store ...

Lando Calrissian Sings Karaoke

Posted 07.10.2013 | Comedy

Have you ever wanted to see Lando Calrissian sing karaoke in the Cantina from "Star Wars," alongside Chris Hardwick, Jason Schwartzman, Patton Oswalt,...

WATCH: This IS The Droid You're Looking For

Posted 06.03.2013 | Comedy

Nerdist is hosting its 2nd annual Course of the Force, a charity relay right before Comic-Con with all proceeds going to the Make-a-Wish Foundation. T...

Comedian TJ Miller on Changing His Appearance for Mike Judge's Silicon Valley HBO Pilot

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.19.2013 | TV
Shira Lazar

Comedian TJ Miller stops by the What's Trending studio to talk about HBO's Silicon Valley, The Warner Sound's "Gorburger" show and react to some of pop culture's finest actors turned singers.

WATCH: Finally, Here Is Your Dynasty/Duck Dynasty Mashup

The Soup | Posted 05.01.2013 | Comedy
The Soup

We're honestly as shocked as you are that no one made this yet. Special thanks to the Robertson clan, Chris Hardwick, and of course the incomparable...

'My Drunk Kitchen' Star to Launch Global Tour Thanks to Over 175k in Fan Donations

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.03.2013 | Food
Shira Lazar

Hannah Hart is taking her wildly popular "My Drunk Kitchen" show on the road, and has already raised over $175,000 for her new travelogue show, "Hello Harto!" on Indiegogo.

Go Inside Neil Patrick Harris' 'Puppet Dreams'

Posted 11.27.2012 | Entertainment

File this one under "things you never knew you wanted." Nerdist has premiered a web series of Neil Patrick Harris interacting with puppets. Titled "Ne...

An Ode To Your Favorite Meme

Posted 11.14.2012 | Comedy

Are you in the market for a sexy slow jam inspired by your favorite meme? Then Hard 'n Phirm has the tune for you. Sung entirely in the "ermahgerd" la...

Bill Nye on Climate Change: Hurricane Sandy Is Just The Beginning

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.13.2013 | Science
Shira Lazar

Everyone's favorite multi-platform professor, Bill Nye the Science Guy, streams into What's Trending via Google+ Hangout to discuss evolution, climate change, online learning and much more.

WATCH: 60 Seconds of Social Media

Shawn Amos | Posted 12.12.2012 | Technology
Shawn Amos

Are podcasts back? Did they ever leave? The former "next big thing" was front and center this week courtesy of a clever interview request from Nerdist frontman Chris Hardwick.

Tom Hanks' Awesome Podcast Response

Posted 12.09.2012 | Comedy

When comedian Chris Hardwick decided he wanted Tom Hanks to be a guest on his podcast, "Nerdist," he didn't mess around. He sent the actor and typewri...

David Blaine Reveals 'Electrified' Is Most Dangerous Stunt Yet (Exclusive Video)

Shira Lazar | Posted 12.05.2012 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Blaine has taken on a variety of insane feats in his career, from hanging upside-down for 60 hours in New York's Central Park to freezing himself in a block of ice. But he's never done anything like this.

Annette Bourdeau

Chris Hardwick, Ultimate Nerd, On 'The Walking Dead' And Internet Commenters

HuffingtonPost.com | Annette Bourdeau | Posted 09.19.2012 | TV

If you have even one nerdy bone in your body, you're probably familiar with Chris Hardwick. The founder of Nerdist Industries has contributed a lot to...

What Do You Want To See In A Podcast Recap?

Ross Luippold | Posted 08.22.2012 | Comedy
Ross Luippold

Exciting news: HuffPost Comedy is going to start covering podcasts. What that means, exactly, is partly up to you. Like many fans of comedy, I have come to rely on podcasts as a valuable and enriching part of my humor diet. I first started listening to Jimmy Pardo's "Never Not Funny" around 2007, and it provided a valuable roadmap for tracing the origin and evolution of comedy podcasting.