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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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.

From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Caroline fell for traveling from the first time she flew on an airplane to big NYC from South Carolina as a high schooler. Between traveling abroad as an undergraduate and returning to Europe as a grad student, she has [inflicted] some battle scars, had her fair share of TSA troubles, and accrued an impressive list of places she's peed in public.

Podcast Episode

Wrong Adventure, Part 1

From the podcast: Your Stories

Monday, November 20th, 2017

We partnered with Chicago hip hop artist Rich Jones for a super sweet night of stories and songs about adventures that maybe went a little bit awry. 

From the podcast: Blank Cassette

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

In addition to this podcast, Ian also produces beats. This week, he and mentee James (aka Tr3asy From The Chi) share a collaborative playlist of their favorite samples - along with the original songs that gave birth to them. 

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