It happened! Our first show of 2012 and first show at Cafe Club Fais Do-Do. Johnny Pemberton and the rest of the gang of comedians started it off well. Performances included T.J. Miller (explaining the lights), Sean Conroy, Chris Hardwick, Barry Rothbart, Matt McKenna and videos from Shepard Boucher.
Our November show was a memorable one, indeed. Chris Hardwick took the reigns and we were off to a fun night. Gafrunkel & Oates and Weird Al Yankovic treated us to a surprise set, performing 3 songs and blowing people's minds. Chris Kattan did an oddball and fun surprise drop-in set, too. We also had killer performances from Sarah Tiana, Greg Behrendt and Drennon Davis. There were also three fun shorts from Lauren Palmigiano. Thanks again to our great crowd for staying for the long haul even when the drinks ran out. We're always lucky to have such a great turnout.
2nd time's the charm! After an almost October, comedian and nerd extraordinaire, Chris Hardwick is back to head-up the November 17th Super Serious Show at Smashbox Studios.
Hardwick is one of the more fun and smart comedians working today. Hardwick’s performances are full of charm and wit, loaded with all-direction snark – from nerdy tangents to tales from his Southern upbringing. He’s also a master of the digital domain, including running his own popular weekly podcast, The Nerdist, along with recent Super Serious alum Jonah Ray.
Hardwick has kick-started his own online, podcast, production and comedy empire under his Nerdist Industries moniker. He hosts G4’s Web Soup and is a frequent contributor to G4’s Attack of The Show. Hardwick’s recent television appearances include regular spots on Chelsea Lately, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and John Oliver’s New York Stand-up Special.
Hardwick released his book, The Nerdist Way, this month. Hardwick also has music chops, teaming up from time to time with his pal, Mike Phirman, to form the comedy music outfit, Hard N’ Phirm. Hardwick has a ton of other possible projects in the works with companies such as HBO, NBC, Comedy Central, IFC and Funny Or Die. His televised version of his Nerdist Podcast just aired a special on BBC America this Fall.
Hardwick is a skilled stand-up, touring nationally and a regular at festivals including SF Sketchfest, Just For Laughs, SXSW, Coachella and Bumbershoot.
Grab tickets for the November 17th show before it’s too late.
Our original fearless comedian leader this month, Chris Hardwick, unfortunately had to stepdown from his Super Serious Show duties. We presume he'll be battling zombies or conquering some corner of the world with his nerd army. Maybe both. We can't wait to have Hardwick back at the show in the near future.
In the meantime, check-out the still very-awesome lineup this month with T.J. Miller stepping up to take the reigns. Lots of quality weirdness and funny on the way.
Music Comedy is coming to the July show! Mike Phirman, the crazy-talented (much better than "talented-crazy," I think) musical comedian will be performing. Mike is half of the popular musical duo, Hard 'N Phirm - the other half being comedian Chris Hardwick. Mike is a skilled musician who brings a playful and smart style to his comedy and songs. His music will definitely add another level of fun to our July show. We're excited to see him perform live. Click here for tickets.
Mike just released his debut solo album, The Very Last Songs I Will Ever Record (Part One). Here's a great video of Mike riffing on the live "build-a-song" technique currently popularized by the great Reggie Watts. The clip is from his June 15th album release show at UCB Theatre LA. It's a nice intro into the Phirman world.