Illustration by Carolyn Main
This past Saturday night the Nerdist! Podcast! Live! Show! came to Portland, Oregon. This is significant for two reasons. One, I live there and two, I LIVE THERE.
I guess I’m writing this post for those of you who have not yet been to to a Nerdist taping and might like a few pointers and/or insight into the whole beautiful thing. Although why anyone wouldn’t have done everything short of kill a kitten to get tickets to a Nerdist event is beyond me but whatever. It’s your life. Die without really having ever lived, what do I care? So, without further ado-ing, here’s a list of five things to expect from a Nerdist! Podcast! Live! Show! Especially if you are me.
1. Your friends will probably expect to meet you for pre-drinks to loosen up the old laugh muscles. Do not eat dinner or lunch or really anything before this, and under no circumstances should the fact that you ran nine miles earlier that day influence this decision. You want everything to be extra funny, don’t you? Duh.
2. Make sure everyone working at the venue where the show is knows what a BIG DEAL you are. Tell the ticket guy, the door guy, the beer ladies, and probably the air around you how IMPORTANT you are and not like… a regular fan. You’re special. In every way.
3. Matt Mira did stand up! He was hilarious! And he handled a lady heckler super professionally. You will be so proud of him, you’ll drink from your friend’s flask in celebration. This is not at all a mistake you will regret forever.
4. Once the actual podcast begins, you might want to use all your powers of concentration not to pee your pants. From the laughing. And… other things. Whiskey things.
5. After the show you should probably go out to the merch table and say hi to the guys. They are all so nice! Do not hesitate to talk to them for like an hour or an hour-and-a-half because no one will mind waiting behind you and besides you have a lot of important stuff to say. Everyone GETS that. They will totally understand and not make obscene gestures about you, your friends, and your mothers behind your back.