Nerds are Funny

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

Nerds In Real Life

May 7th - May 28th, Saturdays at 10:30pm
The Playground Theater: 3209 N Halsted, Chicago, IL

In this darkly comedic musical, the true life of Danny Tanner and is family is exposed; promises will be broken, sinister paths explored, lives may be lost, and yes, songs will be sung. Whether you’re a member of the Full House fan club or scoff in a superior fashion when you hear someone utter “Cut It Out”; you will find both a touch of nostalgia and an illuminating light shining brightly on the Tanners’ most clandestine realities. Come see the Tanners as you’ve never seen them before.

The Nerds have been around for six years now, and we're looking to Take Things to the Next Level!! We can use your help doing that. 

Nerds Online

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

They guys are without MB this week, so they brought in Sam Roos to help make some sense of New England QB Tom Brady's most recent suspension.  Joe, for some reason, is on Brady's side.  Hooli still has his wits about him.  All that, a complete Round 1 NFL Draft recap, and just what everybody asked for - a JaMarcus Russell update!

Podcast Episode

Chapter Thirty-Nine

From the podcast: The Ketchup

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

On top of his failing health, Del's got to deal with a jilted acquaintance showing up in Zzyzzx. Only the good tunes can get him through!

From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Want to hear how Saturday Night Live played a hand in Mary Catherine Curran's journey to Chicago? Of course you do. She's a total badass. It starts with falling for Phill Hartman as a cast member thanks to her first and biggest comedy love, The Simpsons. There's a time in there where impersonating Mary Catherine Gallagher got her through middle school. It continued with having the opportunity to meet cast members and attend show tapings while working with Sketch Up at University of Maryland. It culminates in her time in Chicago where she continues to learn about herself and what it means to be a performer you can be proud of. Lots of love for the women of the aughts (Tina F, Amy P, Rachel D, Maya R, et al) because how could there not be?

From the podcast: Talking Games

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

This week, the cohosts of the Open Ended podcast join us to talk about a couple of heavier topics, and also Hamilton again.

Podcast Episode

I Thought I Knew, Part 2

From the podcast: Your Stories

Monday, April 25th, 2016

More great storytellers, comedians, and musicians ruminate on the theme "I Thought I Knew" in this episode full of wonderful people!

Podcast Episode

Episode 15 - On Draft

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

We look at the (new) teams picking at 11 through 20 in the upcoming NFL Draft, get an update on the first round of the NBA Playoffs, and examine a souvenir from Kobe's last game.  Spoiler: it's full of hot air.

Podcast Episode

Chapter Thirty-Eight

From the podcast: The Ketchup

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Things are kind of settling... or maybe unsettling... into a new normal for Del in Zzyzzx, but his end of days may not be too far off. 

From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Along with likely being the first person to ever tell me I should host my own podcast, Nathan Brewer is also the first person I've ever met who would defend Home Alone 3 as the best film of the Home Alone series. He champions the follow up to the first two [similar] films as a successful spy movie with a child protagonist.

From the podcast: Talking Games

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

This week, Tim and Kellen chat about some big video game news stories. If you like cars, unethical working conditions, or sex robots, this episode may be for you!

Podcast Episode

I Thought I Knew, Part 1

From the podcast: Your Stories

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Chicago storytelling pro and amazing dude Scott Whitehair co-curates a night of fantastic stories from fresh storytellers!

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