Today marks the anniversary of gestational liberation for two of my favorite people that I don’t know, but follow on the internets: Chris Hardwick and Molly Lewis.
I’m sure that you know who these two fraktaculous people are, but for those that read what I write who have NO idea… Well, here’s a quick lesson. Grab a pen and paper… I’m about to educate (not really).
This post is all about the happy for Chris Hardwick. The one for Molly will be linked at the bottom.
Chris Hardwick aka “the Nerdist”
Yes, yes, the Singled Out guy.
If all you know Chris Hardwick from is that show, well… how the eff did you find my site? For realzies.
I professed my “comedy lady boner” for the duo Hard’N’Phirm in one of my older posts about Mike Phirman. You’ve gotta love a duo that had created a song about the numerical value of Pi, a bluegrass cover of Radiohead songs called “Rodeohead”, a “love ballad” in Spanish that is not actually about love at all but a detailed explanation of the human heart and I need to stop this run-on sentence or my brain will explode. *pant pant pant*
(I just found a lyrics site that has the lyrics for their song “Pi”… I can’t stop laughing. There is another way to find these lyrics. It’s called a calculator.)
Besides his time as “Hard”, Chris also has his hands in many other pots. So many, I’m thinking he’s part octopus. An octopus with pots of something. Chris writes for Wired, hops into reviews for G4’s AOTS most recently sporting an admirable lipwarmer (That’s a mustache, ya’ll), hosts Web Soup on the G4, rocks the stand-up stage, tweets like a maniac, live-actions (Yep. I just made that a verb.) in some stuff and lets Rob Zombie kill him, does a lot of voiceworks, hosts his own podcast, blogs for his own website, and co-birthed a nerdsourcing website that he provides bandwidth for.
Chris, if you happen to read this man… I’m so happy I joined the Node. If it weren’t for you, I wouldn’t be one of the NiB’s (NiB=Nerds In Babeland. Currently a blog. Hopefully it will eventually be a podcast as well.) and wouldn’t have met some phenominal people.
Yes, I was first introduced to Chris through Singled Out. After that show ended, it was awhile before I spotted him again in one of those Comedy Central shortset shows (Premium Blend maybe?). I remember watching it and wondering why I was laughing louder than the audience. Then I raised the volume. Problem solved. Being a fan of the Comedy Central Presents series, I remember seeing the episode of Hard’N’Phirm for the first time and went “Oh hell yes. This is my humor” followed by me yelling at both my television set and Comedy Central for only making it a half hour show.
Once I made my inevitable dive into Twitter, one of the people I followed RT’d something by a dude called @nerdist. I thought “clever nickname” and followed the link. I saw who it was and danced a little in my chair before clicking “Follow”. Since then, I have added his site Nerdist.com to my RSS feed and joined Node.
So this was more of a “How I found Chris” post than a “Why I Like Chris” post which it was meant to be for his birthday… But I’ve already written so much I can’t turn back now!
So instead, here are a bunch of links as to “Why I Like Chris Hardwick”. Rock your faces off.
Happy Birthday Molly23 post is here