Nerds are Funny

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

Nerds In Real Life

Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 7:00pm
The Beat Kitchen: 2100 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL, 60618

It's our SIXTH ANNUAL year-end celebration featuring your favorite storytellers from the past 12 months, a full cover band on the main stage at the Beat Kitchen, and more!

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Podcast Episode

Ian's Best of 2017

From the podcast: Blank Cassette

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

December means time for Best Ofs! This week, coproducer Ian Williams shares his favorite tracks of 2017 plus some reflections on the year that was and the year to come. 

From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Maria Ranahan was named after her Italian grandmother, Mary (whose name was Anglicanized at Ellis Island). She has recently been cataloging her Italian mom's recipes, but she's had trouble translating things like "between these lines on my hand" into teaspoons and "up to here on your grandmother's pot" into cups.

Podcast Episode

Best of 2017, Part 2

From the podcast: Your Stories

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Here's the second batch of favorite stories and songs from the past 12 months of podcasting chosen by you! 

From the podcast: Blank Cassette

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Let's take a trip to Orlando -- or Anaheim, as is your preference -- with a dive into some obscure and diverse Disney tunes compiled by a lifelong fan who sometimes needs a musical getaway. 

From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Andy Kushnir started his Chicago journey as an improviser and sketch comedian, but he slowly realized that the anxiety he felt was not worth the performing, especially when he found himself so much happier at a keyboard writing scripts for others to perform. His writing 3-4 hours a day for 6-7 days a week combined with his experience in writers' rooms at Cards Against Humanity and Freeform have certainly shaped his life into the one-track mind of a writer.

Podcast Episode

Best of 2017, Part 1

From the podcast: Your Stories

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Some of our favorite stories and songs from the past 12 months of podcasts. So much goodness here. 

From the podcast: Blank Cassette

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Do you Only Listen to the Mountain Goats? Then this episode in which three returning guests draft their top 5 favorite MG tunes will surely help get you through this year. 

From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Stanley is a self-proclaimed Reacher Creature. Having read most of the Lee Child novels with intentions of continuing (he recently took a break to read about the history of the FBI, so there's a bit of a theme), he can recognize how gripping the stories become and how ready-made they are for film thrillers (even if the second installment fell short... this is not a Tom Cruise joke, but it could be).

Podcast Episode

Wrong Adventure, Part 2

From the podcast: Your Stories

Monday, November 27th, 2017

More celebrations of adventures gone awry, plus a musical collaboration between our house band and Rich Jones!

From the podcast: Blank Cassette

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Listening to Elton John is one of Eric's favorite Thanksgiving traditions. In that spirit, today he and friend/friend of the show Ben Rathert put together a collaborative playlist of Elton John favs.

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