Nerds are Funny

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

Nerds In Real Life

Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 7:00pm
The Beat Kitchen: 2100 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL, 60618

This month, Your Stories celebrates the silver screen!

Nerds Online

From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Ever since a "Hiking and Haikus" elective course took her to Japan for a month in college, Becca Levine has been enamored with the landscapes and culture of the island nation. From the importance placed on natural beauty expressed via poetry to the aesthetic notion of "Wabi-sabi" emphasizing the beauty of imperfections, Becca has used her experiences as a teacher, outdoors-woman, and tourist in Japan to color her life in the US a bit brighter and more roundly.

From the podcast: Your Stories

Monday, August 14th, 2017

More dogs! More summer! What a lovely time!

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Hooli, The Joe, and MBS took a Guaranteed Rate Field trip to record an episode live at a Chicago White Sox vs. Houston Astros game. They talk the good, bad, and ugly news in the NBA (and WNBA), cut loose on Cutler to the Phins, and unpack the MLB trade deadline for the two teams in their presence and beyond. Spoilers for Wednesday August 9th's Sox/Stros game. 

From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Since she spawned the nickname "Miss Ann" as a child thanks to her behavior beyond her years, Angela Oliver has known she was an old soul. Passing time with her grandmothers watching TCM and church gossiping led to her current use of her love of jazz, Rockabilly fashion, and vaudeville antics to influence her comedy and add diversity among diversity in her performance endeavors. She's also never going to fully understand technology and will always be carrying Tums.

From the podcast: Your Stories

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Sit Stay Read is one of the coolest nonprofit organizations in Chicago, and last month we teamed up with them to do some good and hear some stories! We've got dogs, we've got summer, we've even got a tribute to George Romero in this first part. 

From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Post law school, Ed wasn't sure how he was supposed to make and maintain adult friendships without the benefit of forced socialization with other lawyers. So, he decided to organize a 12" softball team to add an activity to at least one night of his week (even though he didn't really know much about softball thanks to a partially European upbringing). Now, he's been in enough softball, kickball(?), floor hockey, and 3v3 and full ice hockey leagues that he should probably stop referring to himself as "not an athlete."

Podcast Episode

Multiplayer, Part 2

From the podcast: Your Stories

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Bit Bash is coming soooooon. Don't miss out, and get amped with the second part of our team-up with the super sweet Chicago indie gaming event!

From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Claire Linic has never been calmer than when she is watching middle-aged women foster friendships, fight, host events, and try to sell things on the shows in the Real Housewives franchise. She tells MBS about all of the best and worst wives, the plethora of series and spinoffs, and how she found Keeping Up With the Kardashians to be a gateway into the world of Bravo reality television. There's talk of Skinnygirl, the Countess, Kelsey Grammar's ex-wife, NeNe and Kenya, Ramona Singer, Lisa Vanderpump, Andy Cohen, and the reunions.

Podcast Episode

Multiplayer, Part 1

From the podcast: Your Stories

Monday, July 24th, 2017

We're back in Chicago for the first podcast recorded at our new local home, the Beat Kitchen! Check out part one of our partnership with Bit Bash and get stoked for their event on August 12!

From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Ever since she was in the presence of Tilda (across the aisle from her on a plane), Erin McGathy has not been able to shake her fascination with Swinton's style and approach to art. Erin appreciates the way Swinton discusses acting as a collaborative effort and even credits Swinton's ability to live happily in Scotland as a working actor for inspiring her to take the leap and move to Dublin from LA. We needed to talk about Kevin, David Bowie, and Michael Clayton, as well as a bit about how Tilda became a character in Erin's upcoming Edinburgh/Dublin Fringe festival show, MurderTown.