Chris Hardwick, the Nerdist, launches a YouTube channel

Chris Hardwick, the Nerdist,  is coming to a YouTube channel near you.


Jordan Valinsky


Published Mar 7, 2012   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 8:25 pm CDT

If you need more Chris Hardwick in your life, you’re in luck.

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Hardwick, more commonly known as Nerdist by his fans, has launched a new YouTube channel, with a full slate of programming, premiering April 2. The channel already has racked up 20,000 subscribers since Hardwick posted an introductory video Monday.

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Donning a zombie costume in  Mondays video, Hardwick said the channel will cover technology, comic books and gaming.

“I promise it will be relevant to your interests,” he said. Commentors agreed and are excited for the new channel. “Seems legit,” said shadowcontheorginial.

The YouTube channel is the latest addition to the Nerdist empire. He maintains active Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest profiles.

Hardwick is best known for being well-tuned to Web culture with his appearances on G4, PBS’s Wired Science and fronts a popular podcast. He currently hosts a talk show on AMC called Talking Dead, a weekly program dedicated to The Walking Dead.

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*First Published: Mar 7, 2012, 3:05 pm CST