close menu
Nerdist Podcast: Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi
Episode 636: Nerdist Podcast
Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi
Nerdist PodcastNerdist Podcast

Nerdist Podcast: Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi

Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi chat with Chris and Matt about doing comedy back in New Zealand, and Jemaine talks a bit about Flight of the Conchords and working too much. They also talk about the making of their new movie What We Do in the Shadows!

Donate to their KickStarter to help get a wide release of What We Do in the Shadows!

John Cleese Recapping THE WALKING DEAD Is Simply Delightful

John Cleese Recapping THE WALKING DEAD Is Simply Delightful

Wolverine's LOGAN Trailer Looks Unlike Any Superhero Movie We've Seen

Wolverine's LOGAN Trailer Looks Unlike Any Superhero Movie We've Seen


"Borrowed Time" Is What Pixar Animators Make on Their Days off



  1. Mattand says:

    Hey all:
    Just got back from seeing What We Do at the Ritz at the Bourse in Philly. Great movie! Funniest thing we’ve watched since the last Rifftrax. 
    Big thanks to Chris Hardwick and the Nerdist crew as well. This podcast is where we first heard about the movie, and probably would have missed it otherwise. 
    Again, great job, and looking forward to seeing Chris at the Troc in June!

  2. Jackson says:

    You turd, why wouldn’t you watch a movie before talking to the people that made it? It’s the whole reason I clicked ‘play’. Now, I shall click ‘delete’. That’s right, not even going to listen to it. 

  3. Mimi says:

    I’m convinced. I just bought my tickets to New Zealand!!! Excited to see it, and maybe even catch Jemaine performing somewhere? I can’t find his calendar.

  4. Brian says:

    aghhh! We have glaciers all over the US you guys.Washington has over 3100 glaciers, California has almost 1800!

  5. poser says:

    What was the name of the show chris and jemaine talked about? 

  6. Kris says:

    is this not showing up in iTunes?

  7. Martine says:

    Going to listen to this right now, I just wanted to tell everyone who stumbles upon this WATCH THE MOVIE! ‘What we do in the shadows’ was released in my country already in the fall of 2014 and it is hilarious.

  8. English Dave says:

    This is that guy who got chucked off the web-site last year, yeah? Back with a less subtle username but still a desperately sad little twat? If not, then apologies…although you’re still a desperately sad little twat.

  9. Jonny A says:

    Nice podcast guys! Hopefully Bret (Brit) McKenzie will come on the podcast when the hopeful third season of FotC goes back on TV.

  10. I’m glad that someone has the balls to state their opinion from behind a wall of anonymity. It must take real bravery to be such a massive wet blanket. 

  11. Ruckus says:

    Dude, do you get off on being an asshole, or did you just have a really shitty child-hood. Some people can enjoy things without the need to try and feel unjustifiably superior. I wish you all the best, but you should go away

    • Ruckus says:

      You sir, are a negative little turd. Some people enjoy things for the sake of enjoyment and you don’t have to listen, but you do. Then you talk shit. I get confused by the lack of common sense you demonstrate just by commenting here. Most people, if they don’t like something, don’t feel the need to try and ruin it for others with their disrespectful opinion. (I’ll respect yours when you’re more than some twat behind a screen.) 

    • Josh says:

      Yes, but, just because you don’t enjoy it doesn’t mean you need to announce it to the world. Honest and constructive critique is one thing. Your posts here just come off as trolling. You can choose to be a hater if you want, and you can even choose to spend your time trolling the nerdist. Seeing as how this is a site built for nerds like me who grew up getting bullied, there are probably better choices for you to make, and definitely better conversations for you to have. Looking for a topic BESIDES how much ol’ CH annoys you? How about: Which Steven / Stephen will be more important to history, Jobs or Hawking? Now THAT’S a topic for a nerdist comment board.

  12. I never understand why people go to an interview when they apparently don’t want to.  It’s definitely worse being rude than not being there at all.

  13. Nikki says:

    “Taika” is Finnish for magic or spell; and was the name of my blood elf mage years ago when I played WoW!——loved the bit about the fortress of solitude in the glacier with the slightly above average kid. they should make a short out of that haha

  14. Arabrabbra says:

    God I love their accents. Best in the world. New Zealand is my first stop on my world tour…you know, eventually.

  15. Shinn says:

    My kin!

  16. Sean says:

    Even as an Aussie I love the kiwi accent. These guys could talk about murdering puppy’s for an hour and I’d still have a smile on my face at the end – I Fkn hate puppy’s but that has nothing to do with it