Nerds are Funny

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

Nerds Are Funny

Nerds In Real Life

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 7:00pm
The Public House Theatre: 3914 N Clark, Chicago, IL, 60613

Have you seen The Doubleclicks? They write and perform nerdy songs. We write and perform nerdy sketch comedy. Our paths were destined to cross. Thanks to our friends at Cards Against Humanity for making it happen.

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From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Stephen Kropa is a big fanboy for two artisans (directors/writers/show runners/comedians...) who would probably consider themselves fanboys as well, Dan Harmon and Edgar Wright. Their bevy of pop culture influences on their own projects is a constant comfort and inspiration for Kropa, and I can't find any room to disagree with him on the ways they are similar creators when it comes to the blending of homages and nods with their own unique, very specific voices and visions as artists.

From the podcast: Talking Games

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Live from A Jangleheart Circus at the Den Theatre, it's Kellen Terrett and Jeff Murdoch debating the merits of Final Fantasy X!

From the podcast: Your Stories

Monday, August 25th, 2014

In this second part of our August episodes co-curated by Patrick Klepek, we've got six more great storytellers sharing their thoughts on the theme "Fingers Crossed." 

From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Dive in to this episode with the indomitable Erin Lann for tons of ocean chat! We delve into her three favorite animals of all time (all sea beasts), and eventually meander into some deeper philosophical territories like bio-dome conservation and world politics. Erin gets into some deep cut ocean animal facts, and it was a true joy to learn from her.

From the podcast: Talking Games

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

This week, guest Jonah Aaron joins us for a retrospective of the mega-popular developer BioWare. 

From the podcast: The Nerdologuecast

Monday, August 18th, 2014

This week, our second episode of the Birdologuecast turns to the merits of the stinger on Guardians of the Galaxy, then transitions to wrestling somehow. THEN, meet Bo Austin, the world's premiere spoonful photographer, and his roadie, Paul.

From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

I'm pretty ashamed of myself for never having seen Joss Whedon's beloved, taken-before-its-time sci-fi series, and dear Allison only heightened my shame with her excellent weaving of thoughts and feelings on this series and many other Whedon properties. We explore themes ranging from dealing with grief to accepting your inner nerd-dom all via Whedon's 14-episode work (plus some Serenity talk).

From the podcast: Talking Games

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

This episode, Tim, Clayton, and guest Kyle Chorpening investigate the horrors of the new Kim Kardashian video game. 

From the podcast: Your Stories

Monday, August 11th, 2014

This month, Giant Bomb news editor Patrick Klepek joins us to help curate a fantastic night of storytellers who (mostly) share their thoughts on the theme "fingers crossed"!

From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Sean Kelley is super into a lot of things because he's a super knowledgeable dude and fan, but he's especially super into the superheroes that make up the X-Men. He's been on board since X-Men #1 came out in 1991 (the best-selling comic book of all time!) and has been ravenously consuming the comics since then. Thus, of course, he has some stellar thoughts about what has worked and what hasn't in the film adaptations of said comics (and some other Marvel and non-Marvel properties just as some fun, relevant tangents).

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