Nerds are Funny

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

Nerds In Real Life

For eight years we've been making silly, weirdly specific stuff to entertain all of you. Let's commemorate that! We put some of our favorite material -- both sketches and songs -- from our history into a feature-length greatest hits-style album because, well, why not? Now these laughs are immortalized forever... or at least until an EMP wipes out the whole internet. But, y'know, might as well enjoy this record until then!

Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 6:00pm
Some Office: 1917 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL

One of our favorite performers (and emeritus Nerds), Andrew Bentley, is saying goodbye to Chicago. Come send him off with this double shot of shows!

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From the podcast: Your Stories

Monday, July 16th, 2018

This month we're celebrating show mainstay Andrew Bentley before he leaves Chicago for greener (hotter) pastures! Enjoy this archival episode from 6 years ago inspired by his love of power metal and Andrew Lloyd Webber, and don't miss his send-off show on July 29!

From the podcast: Beyond the Board

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Roll, flop, and grab a bamboo snack, cause Mike and Spencer hug some facts about pandas out with the game Takenoko!

From the podcast: The After Disaster Broadcast

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

Rather than their fears catching up with them, Jo, Scout, Elliot and Jee-Hyun are starting to catch up with the men. But the mysteriously large building they hide in isn't much safer. 

From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Tom Dyke has known the original 151 by heart since he was a preschooler, his pure fandom being born along with the Pokémon franchise itself. He has played the video games since he could hold a Game Boy, and his dad was the only adult in the neighborhood who would help he and his friends play the trading card game. So one can imagine his delight at the advent of a mobile game that would allow him, and potentially his friends, to catch Pokémon all over the world. 

From the podcast: Your Stories

Monday, July 9th, 2018

On July 29 we're doing a live show celebrating one of the performers in this lineup. Deduce who, and enjoy some classic stories while you're at it!

From the podcast: Beyond the Board

Monday, July 9th, 2018

Get cleaned up, cause Mike and Spencer are taking you to a shrine! While discussing the game Rising Sun, they take a look at the Shinto religion of Japan.

From the podcast: Your Stories

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Eric's on vacation this week. This episode was recorded on a sort of Nerd vacation. Enjoy!

From the podcast: Beyond the Board

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Flop with Mike and Spencer into the long journey of salmon migration, and get 'hooked' on Happy Salmon!

 

From the podcast: The After Disaster Broadcast

Sunday, July 1st, 2018

During a hunting mission, Elliot gets injured. Jo and co have to figure out how to get them medical supplies from a town that isn't over run by the Mors Tua Men but by something else. 

From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

One of Yazmin's earliest memories is her family watching one of their favorite movies: Killer Clowns from Outer Space. From Michael Myers to the Redfields of Resident Evil, her family came together to experience horror, for better or worse (too many zombies have been known to keep kids from sleeping well). She even enjoyed when they would gather around to scare one another with stories of their own crafting and has witnessed a few paranormal events that she's never been able to shake or explain.

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