Friday, October 18, 2013
Chris Hardwick is on a mission. He wants to prove once and for all that being a nerd is nothing to be ashamed of; that one can live the “Nerdist” lifestyle without being a stereotypical geekwad. He’s doing this with stand-up comedy, writing for WIRED Magazine, writing horror movie soundtracks and starring in movies like Terminator 3 and House of 1000 Corpses. He's also the host of "Talking Dead," a show that takes a deeper look at AMC's hit zombie drama "The Walking Dead." You can follow Chris on facebook and twitter.
When you see Auggie Smith on stage, he may sounds like he's just manically ranting about whatever's pissed him off that day, but in actuality, every part of his act has been a meticulously crafted, well thought out and intelligently dissected into a rapid fire, seamlessly style of raving comedy. Smith has been spreading the "Word of Aug" for over a decade now, and audiences are flocking to his shows to hear more. Along with a very popular DVD and CD set, Auggie is veteran of the BOB&TOM Comedy All-Stars Tour, has been showcased at the Montreal Comedy Festival and has appeared in a number of radio and TV commercials. In other news Auggie just won the San Francisco and Seattle Comedy Competitions, making him the only person ever to win both in the same year. Auggie's new CD "Smell The Thunder" is also now on sale. Follow Auggie on facebook.
Brian Dunkleman is best known for hosting the first season of American Idol. He began doing stand-up comedy in 1992, winning the title Buffalo’s Funniest New Comedian. Since then he’s performed at HBO’s US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, appeared on NBC’s "Late Friday," TBS’s "Very Funny" at the Laugh Factory, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and recently had his own stand up comedy special air on SHOWTIME. He's also made several guest-starring appearances on popular TV shows such as "Friends," "That 70s Show," "NYPD Blue," "Ghost Whisperer," "Las Vegas," and "My Name Is Earl." Follow Brian on twitter and check out his new podcast.