And I say, GOOD FOR THEM!
As you probably know, Nerdist is headed up by top nerd Chris Hardwick, someone I’ve actually had the pleasure to meet a few times. I’ll admit that I still don’t listen to all of the podcasts they produce (because who has the time?), but his interview on BBC America with David Tennant was probably my all-time favorite.
To start with, the following programs will be available soon via the Nerdist Channel:
“Ain’t It Cool with Harry Knowles” – based on the infamous Ain’t It Cool website.
“Chris Hardwick’s All Star Bowling” – Guest stars will bowl for charity.
“Comic Book Club Live” – based on the podcast from Nerdist Network and hosted by Justin Tyler, Pete LePage, and Alex Zalben.
“Cute Things Exploding” – I don’t even want to know, but I’ll watch.
“Face to Face with Weird Al Yankovic” – Have you ever wondered what an interview show would be like if it were hosted by Weird Al? Well, now you’ll know.
“Kids in the Hall” – Technically, this is not original content. It’s just classic sketches from the Kids in the Hall series with anecdotes from the comedians.
“Puppet for President” – Marvin E. Quasniki for president! If you haven’t followed this campaign, you’re going to die laughing.
“Weird Sh#!t from Japan” – I’m assuming this is about weird sh#!t from Japan. Isn’t that already on G4?
Nerdist is also promising more content in the future including something about Neil Patrick Harris and puppets (sign me up!) and an untitled project by… Rob Zombie. Wow.
But wait! There’s more! Felicia Day’s own production company, Geek & Sundry, has also announced a line-up of new web series that we’ll be seeing on their YouTube channel soon:
“The Flog” – Felicia Day stars in this sort of video blog show as she explores new hobbies and shares experiences that connect her with her fans in completely new ways.
“Dark Horse Motion Comics” – Dark Horse is bringing some of their most-loved comis such as Hellboy, The Goon and The Umbrella Academy to life via never-before-seen motion graphic techniques and compelling storylines.
“TableTop” – This is celebrity poker but with D&D and other tabletop games. Hosted by geek icon Wil Wheaton, the show promises to bring togeter notable geek celebrities from film, t.v, and YouTube to showcase the best in tabletop gaming. With the recent surge of online gaming and purchasing of gaming accounts like the AussyELO, there is hope that the show would garner a skyrocketing TRP.
“The Guild” – Season 5 is coming to Geek & Sundry’s YouTube channel. If you haven’t seen this, you are living under a rock. And you are not a very good little geek either. This series chronicles the lives of online gamers and it’s HILARIOUS.
“Sword & Laser” – This is the video version of the popular book club podcast hosted by Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt. It will feature interviews with top authors, reviews of science fiction and fantasy books (screw you, Oprah) and more.
“Written By A Kid” – Original sci-fi, fantasy and horror stories by real kids are transformed into short films by some very cool directors. I think this is the one series I’m most excited about.
“Learning Town” – Nerd music duo Paul & Storm blend their voices with comedic scenes in an attempt to revive the educational shows of their childhoods.