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, which includes his own incredibly successful Nerdist Podcast, with over 5.5M downloads per month.
When it comes to television, Hardwick serves as host and executive producer of various shows including NBC’s hit game show series The Wall, the highly rated Talking Dead, the after show Talking with Chris Hardwick, and the upcoming NBC series The Awesome Show. Previously, Hardwick served as host and executive producer of Comedy Central’s two-time Emmy Award-winning nightly comedy game show @midnight, which aired its 600th and final episode in August 2017.
On stage, Hardwick continues to solidify himself as one of today's top touring stand-up comedians. He released his most recent one-hour comedy special titled Funcomfortable after his 2016 tour. 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.