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Chris Hardwick is a comedian, actor, TV host, author, writer, producer, and podcaster whose quick wit and up-to-the-
minute intellect have made him the voice for a generation of pop culture enthusiasts. Hardwick currently serves as founder,
CEO, and creative head of Nerdist, an incredibly successful podcast which he continues to host weekly and garners over 5.5M downloads per month. He
has attracted some of the biggest names in the world as guests on the show, including Tom Hanks, Mel Brooks, Jodie
Foster, Tom Cruise, and Sir Paul McCartney.
Additionally, Hardwick hosts and executive produces shows such as The Wall, Talking Dead, and The Awesome Show. He previously hosted @midnight with Chris Hardwick which received critical praise for being a platform for both veteran and up-and-coming comics to flex their muscles.
On stage, Hardwick continues to solidify himself as one of today's top touring standup comedians. He just wrapped up his Funcomfortable tour which premiered on Comedy Central. In June 2017, Hardwick launched his first-ever ID10T Music Festival and Comic Conival, a two-day festival celebrating music, gaming, comedy, technology, and all things pop culture. The festival took place in Silicon Valley and combined chart-topping musicians, renowned comedians, makers, and some of the most influential people in the entertainment industry. In addition to his current ventures, Hardwick has made memorable appearances alongside Kelly Ripa as guest co-host of Live with Kelly. He served as a contributing writer for Wired Magazine for six years and released his first book, The Nerdist Way: How to Reach the Next Level (In Real Life), in 2011.