Chris Hardwick launches Nerdist YouTube channel

Scheduled shows include  "Star Talk with Neil deGrasse Tyson" and "Cute Things Exploding," seriously. 


Fruzsina Eördögh


Published Mar 20, 2012   Updated Mar 3, 2020, 7:40 am CST

Chris Hardwick of Nerdist Industries is following his fellow nerdy celebrity brethren and setting up shop on YouTube.

Hardwick’s channel, titled Nerdist, officially launches with a smorgasbord of star-studded content on April 2. Many of Hardwick’s podcast acts will be jumping ship to the video-sharing site, he announced via a fake press conference with puppets.

Shows to look out for include “Neil Patrick Harris’ Puppetopia,” “Untitled Rob Zombie Project,” “Star Talk with Neil deGrasse Tyson,” and “Cute Things Exploding,” “Weird Shit From Japan,” and “Chris Hardwick’s All Star Bowling,” among many others. A full list of all the new shows can be found here.

The channel will also stream episodes of the Canadian cult classic comedy Kids in the Hall. Nerdist has also partnered with Broadway Video and The Jim Henson Company.

With a roster like that, Hardwick appears to be setting himself up for total YouTube domination.

“Is my mind as blown as I think it is?,” wrote YouTuber leefamous, on the fake press conference.

“I think I made a little fan-girl noise while watching this,” commented cheatingatlife.

“@cheatingatlife Yeah… we heard. Awkward,” responded Nerdist.


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*First Published: Mar 20, 2012, 1:23 pm CDT