Nerds are Funny

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

Nerds In Real Life

Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 3:00pm
826CHI: 1276 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL, 60622

Our year of pop-up shows begins with a fundraiser for one of the coolest storytelling spaces in Chicago!

Nerds Online

From the podcast: Your Stories

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Get ready for this Sunday's live show -- and the upcoming few weeks of the pod -- with this episode of another Nerdopod, Blank Cassette.

From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Andrew Knox has been a Giants fan since his mom's side of the family adopted the team while they had a training camp in their home state, Vermont. He's lived for the building of the team and the fight to the finish every season, even when the Super Bowl victories have felt admittedly anticlimactic. It's more about the community of fandom for Knox, as evidenced by his being more than willing to unpack the nature of the NFL and sports fandom as opposed to laser-focused Giants talk.

Podcast Episode

Annual 6, Part 2

From the podcast: Your Stories

Monday, January 8th, 2018

It's the second half of our sixth birthday celebration from the main stage at the Beat Kitchen, featuring more favorite performers from 2017!

From the podcast: Blank Cassette

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

As some folks turn their minds towards resolutions, we thought this would be a great time to feature the show's first-ever workout playlist, along with some great advice from its creator about the best mindset for exercise. 

From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

Joe took his aspirations of comedy filmmaking all the way to a passion for photography. He discusses how a more serious interest in photography came into his life (along with a new DSLR camera and a broken ankle), what he's learned from working with models, and how his perception of the entire package of designing a shoot has changed. If Joe makes his subjects laugh a fraction as much as he did MBS, he's a natural at putting them at ease.

Podcast Episode

Annual 6, Part 1

From the podcast: Your Stories

Monday, January 1st, 2018

Happy New Year! What better way to kick it off than with the first part of our sixth birthday party on the main stage at the Beat Kitchen? 

From the podcast: MBSing

Thursday, December 28th, 2017

The tables turn once again in a holiday hangover edition of eMBSing. This time Eric “EMB” Braband unpacks MBS’s love of Irish indie movie musical Once. After 10 years of expounding her love of her favorite film, there are now a plethora of cultural and personal reasons the story and her love of it endures.

Podcast Episode

Eric's Best of 2017

From the podcast: Blank Cassette

Thursday, December 28th, 2017

It's Eric's favorite tracks of the past year, plus a story about his life if you care!

From the podcast: Your Stories

Monday, December 25th, 2017

For the first time ever, Your Stories drops on Christmas. We put together a compilation of some of our favorite holiday tales from the past six years to celebrate. 

From the podcast: Blank Cassette

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

A holiday episode. You knew this was coming. 

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