Who’s the bigger nerd: Larry Wilmore or Neil deGrasse Tyson?

OK, so the questions may have been weighted in Wilmore's favor…


Rae Votta


Published Apr 21, 2015   Updated May 29, 2021, 12:42 am CDT

In a nerdy showdown between Comedy Central’s Larry Wilmore and everyone’s favorite scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson, you might be shocked by who comes out on top.

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Wilmore faced Tyson in a “Blerd-Off”—that’s a Black Nerd-Off—backstage at his show. While the topics seem right up Tyson’s alley, the actual questions were perhaps weighted more for the talk show host.

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OK, so the space questions were about Space Jam, and the math questions were about Los Angeles sports teams. But you’d think Tyson would have at least some pop culture knowledge to take down Wilmore. 

H/T Digg | Screengrab via Comedy Central

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*First Published: Apr 21, 2015, 3:59 pm CDT