Nerds are Funny

Comedy and stories from the people who stand up and come out as nerds

Nerds In Real Life

For eight years we've been making silly, weirdly specific stuff to entertain all of you. Let's commemorate that! We put some of our favorite material -- both sketches and songs -- from our history into a feature-length greatest hits-style album because, well, why not? Now these laughs are immortalized forever... or at least until an EMP wipes out the whole internet. But, y'know, might as well enjoy this record until then!

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From the podcast: She-Ra: Progressive of Power

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Lauren and Eric pop back for a summer check-in on the unveiled Netflix designs, the forthcoming Power of Grayskull documentary, and any reasonably good political news they can scrounge up. 

From the podcast: The After Disaster Broadcast

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Jo comes face to face with an old acquaintance. Then Jo and Co run into what might be a trap -- or a rare stroke of luck -- or both. 

From the podcast: Your Stories

Monday, August 13th, 2018

We're heading to the Beat Kitchen as a feature for the Chicago Podcast Festival in a couple weeks! Seems like a great time to look back on some previous festival appearances. 

From the podcast: Beyond the Board

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Mike and Spencer 'break' into the art of making stain glass with the dice drafting game Sagrada!

From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

Shelby Plummer first heard of Slaughterhouse-Five from an internet boyfriend. After being grounded for having an internet boyfriend, she got to actually read the book as an AP English assignment and has been a Vonnegut devotee ever since. She devoured his novels and short stories in a way she had never really engaged with reading. He made a fellow Hoosier feel less alone for thinking it was OK to want everyone to be treated well through life, to read and write about aliens, and to make dirty jokes along the way.

From the podcast: Your Stories

Monday, August 6th, 2018

The second half of Andrew Bentley's farewell episode (hosted & curated by the man himself!) will make you feel stuff!

From the podcast: The After Disaster Broadcast

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

Jo, Scout, Elliot and Jee-Hyun don't think they can rest till they find a still completely functioning village of middle-aged women. But how and why they run the village is pretty strange...

From the podcast: Beyond the Board

Monday, July 30th, 2018

Mike and Spencer bring their lanterns to the game Carcassonne, in pursuit of the highwaymen. The sexy princes of theives!

From the podcast: Your Stories

Monday, July 30th, 2018

Part one of our goodbye to show favorite Andrew Bentley, curated and hosted by the man himself!

From the podcast: MBSing

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Stephanie Anderson cut her teeth as a group leader working in an acute psychiatric inpatient facility at a children's hospital. The taxing environment led her to explore improv as a way to unwind outside of work. After some experience bringing improv exercises into her work environment with patients and coworkers alike, she set off to Chicago to pursue more improv learning and teaching opportunities.

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