Comic-Con is a special time for all of us here at Nerdist. From our epic Camp Conival antics, to our hunt for the best exclusives on the convention floor, and all the interviews and panels we’re going to check out, it’s a whirlwind of our favorite nerdy people, places, and properties all converging on one tiny, chilled out oceanside port of call. It’s also the time where our fearless leader, Chris Hardwick, does his annual live Nerdist Podcast tapings alongside his trusty co-hosts/sister wives Jonah Ray and Matt Mira—and this year’s list of guests is seriously insane. We’re kinda losing our gourds over it.
Taking place at the Balboa Theater—you can buy tickets for both shows right here—on Saturday, July 23rd, both podcast tapings (one at 7pm, the other at 10pm) feature some of our absolute favorites.
First up at 7PM, none other than the queen of clonedom herself, the lady of ten thousand very different faces, Tatiana Maslany of Orphan Black. Joining her will be the hilarious duo of Danny McBride and Walton Goggins of HBO’s new series Vice Principals. Given Maslany’s experience in improv comedy—which we frankly don’t see enough of—we’re working really hard on Kafka-ifying ourselves into a fly so that we may sit on a wall in the green room and listen to this gang joke around together.
If you’re heading to the 10pm show (tickets for the 10pm show are here), you’re in for one hell of a B-movie treat. Mystery Science Theater 3000 creator Joel Hodgson and Ash vs Evil Dead star Bruce Campbell will join Chris, Matt, and Jonah for what we’re sure will be one hell of a rifftastical, awesomely bad B-movie evening. Will there be zombies? Will there be color commentary? With these three involved, the answer is most assuredly yes on all counts.
Not going to be around on Saturday? Looking for some pure, unadulterated, 100% Hardwick straight to the face? He’ll also be bringing his ID10T Tour to the very same theater the day before on Friday, July 22nd. Because, you know, he wasn’t busy enough hosting a bunch of panels and generally being the king of SDCC, so he had to give us some side-splitting stand-up comedy too.
Are you going to attend one of the live tapings? Heading up to see us all at Conival? Let us know in the comments below!
Image: Jake Michaels for the New York Times