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Chris Hardwick Bathes in Icy Bantha Milk for the ALS #IceBucketChallenge

Never fear, Nerdist fans! Our fearless leader heard Lady Sif’s challenge to participate in the ALS #IceBucketChallenge. Chris Hardwick’s answer is one only he could provide: straight from the deserts of Tatooine, he bathes in the icy blue milk of Banthas in support of this great charitable cause that everyone – even young Professor X – is supporting.

In addition to mastering the Force, lifting that Boba Fett helmet high in the air, and dousing himself in icy cold blue milk, Hardwick has extended the challenge to our pals Felicia Day, Wil Wheaton, and Neil deGrasse Tyson. Whether they soak themselves in the icy blue milk of the Star Wars universe or common ice water of Earth, it will be a great contribution to the ALS Association, which has raised $41.8 million since July 29th. You read that right. $41.8 million. Considering they were reporting $22.8 million TWO days ago, we’d say the #IceBucketChallenge is doing amazing things to fund research and treatment of ALS.

As Chris said, California is in the middle of a terrible drought, so please make sure to offset your water usage if you go the H2Oooooh crap that’s cold route. Keep an eye out for other Nerdist family members participating in the challenge. We’ve seen quite a few videos from our friends, and every day there are more!

We would be remiss to not take a moment to acknowledge our editor on this video, Jason Milligan. Jason donated his fees associated with his work on this to ALS research in honor of his grandmother, Irma Muguira, who succumbed to the disease.

Have you contributed to the ALS? You can do so here on’s donation page.

Which ALS #IceBucketChallenge video is your favorite so far? Tell us in the comments below.


  1. Thors Mann says:

    How did you get on Tatooine?  Does JJ Abrams know?

  2. Kathy Duncan says:

    …. it’s blue?  well how about that?

  3. ISSUESBYFCM says:

    chris… dude…  you do know that guy just died right…  the guy that started the challenge…

    • Jennifer says:

      Yeah the guy died CELEBRATING that he made this go viral for his friend so what better way to celebrate him by continuing it. 

  4. D says:

    Nice use of the Course of the Force music. 

  5. Tom says:

    Where’s the ice? Heated milk!!!

  6. Michelle says:

    Well you win for best location to do this crazy challenge. I would have liked to see some Hoth ice to make it extra cold. And, can I just say I love Jaime Alexander?! She is one of my favorite podcast episodes. Is she single? Because Chris is single…. just saying.

  7. Sal says:

    I love how celebrites in LA are like oh man we have a drought hmmm what can we use to pour on ourselves? OH I know milk!! Thats not a waste right? I can totally feel good about myself because I poured milk on myself!! Love ya Chris, this isn’t a comment against you or the Nerdist just an observation. You being the fourth celebrity to use milk instead of water. 

  8. sean says:

    Did not  know Chris Hardwick was that jacked  0:37