Mike Phirman

The Super Serious Show with Chris Hardwick

Photo by Sian Kennedy2nd 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.

Super Serious Recap

Photograph by Rebecca Adler RotenbergWe had a great standing-room only August show! Matt Braunger running the show was quite amazing. Thanks to the other super talented comedians - Tom Segura, Kumail Nanjiani, Mike Phirman, Sean Clements and Dominic Dierkes. The talented Director, Jordan Vogt-Roberts, treated us to a special sneak peak of his upcoming new Comedy Central show, Mash Up.

Thanks to the great crowd who arrived early and stayed 'til the end with super energy and laughter. Not too mention they were very thirsty.

The show had a new studio space at Smashbox. The new space added to the relaxed, fun vibe during the pre-show festivities. We had quite a busy pre-show gathering with sweet music from DJ R-Rated and everyone digging the delicious food from Mandoline Grill and J-Squared Bakery.

A final thanks to Smashbox and our amazing crew who helped make the night Super Serious. We're looking forward to our next show and adventure!

Canada Needs Phirman More

Sadly, we'll be missing out on the sweet music and comedy of Mike Phirman this month. Mike won't be able to make the Super Serious Show. It seems the Canadians needed him more. The great annual comedy fest Montreal Just For Laughs booked him to perform this week. Very exciting for Mike. We couldn't be happier that he was so cool that Canada stole him from us.

We'll be sure to have Mike join the show in the future. If you can't wait, buy his album and pine away. That's what we'll be doing.

Mike Phirman Added to July Lineup

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.




















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