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Nerdist Podcast: Jonah Ray Donovan
Episode 409: Nerdist Podcast
Jonah Ray Donovan
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Nerdist Podcast: Jonah Ray Donovan

Finally, some hostful goodness for your ears! Jonah changes his Twitter name, Matt decides between guitars and dogs, and they debate who’s better at working out!


  1. Tim McGinnis says:


  2. mc says:

    more hostfuls please!!!!!

  3. Ethan Tucker says:

    I actually prefer the hostfuls to the guest episodes.

  4. Chaya says:

    Just thought I’d check in here as a Jew originally from the la brea area! What are the odds!

  5. When you search Google Maps for “chris hardwick house”, the first hit is Cobb’s Comedy Club :-).

  6. Matthew says:

    Hardwick House isn’t nearly as awesome as Hardwick Hall.

  7. Scully says:

    I didn’t think it was serious until people started posting links. It has got to be wierd that people can look up your house. Of couse the specs given didn’t answer the most important question on my mind…Did you keep the swing set? The monkey bars have to be almost as good as a trip to the gym and you can podcast from the club house. That thing has it all!

  8. Pedak says:

    Best. Ending. EVER!

    Breaking Bad better step up its game.

  9. Jen says:

    Two words…MORE DOGATAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. baroquenj says:

    When will get in an inhostroduction with Bruce Gutter?

  11. Molly says:

    These are the best. BTW I started watching Ray Donovan just because Jonah loves it and I heard Howard Stern talk about it too. So far, I’m not sure I’ve gotten any payoff.

  12. SeaAtl says:

    @Chris – Yeah, but Oz wasn’t a ray of sunshine. Back to the question… Did you stay with it? I thought it was great. But nice to see you’re keeping the attitude you had on the hostful.

  13. chris hardwick says:

    @SeaAtl: since when does setting inform comedy? There’s a show called Hogan’s Heroes you might want to google…

  14. Tillburg says:

    @AJ Thanks mate! I hear this name whispered in the wind often so I’ll definitely check it out.

  15. SeaAtl says:

    @Chris Hardwick – You thought a show about life in prison was going to be a hilarious comedy? Did you make it to episode 3? It was directed by Jodie Foster and I think that one was when I truly got sucked in.

  16. Brian says:

    “Too jew-y”

  17. MonkeeKnucklez says:

    I made a f’ing KILLER ‘Station’ reference the other day to my girlfriends friends and they just gave me blank looks. Some days I just want to burn this mother down…

  18. MonkeeKnucklez says:

    I made a fucking KILLER ‘Station’ reference the other day to my girlfriends friends and they just gave me blank looks. Some days I just want to burn this mother down…

  19. Crump's Brother says:

    It’s nice that Bruce Gutter is branching out. His role as Dogatar never referenced cocaine or the location of cocaine once. Way to break the bonds of typecasting Bruce! Clooney and the like could learn a lot from you.

  20. Ryan says:

    Your house is beautiful, Chris, I’m glad your career’s blown up into the mainstream. A bit awkward and a breach of privacy having everyone able to see it, though. Maybe you should look into having that post taken down.

    Also I’m glad Matt’s decided to get healthier, same with Jonah.

  21. Three Toes of Fury says:

    woah! i actually own the house next door!! i had no idea that Chris bought that house! Just on the other side of us is Dwayne Johnson’s house. I guess that puts me…..ahem….wait for it…..wait for it…

    ………..Between The Rock and a Hard(wicks) place.

    Thank You! Thank You! Tip your waitstaff.

    ………………. Peace .n. mmmmmmm double glazed tubs.

    PS: AMAZING digs Chris…well done….that log cabin studio is awesome-sauce!! It will serve well as your Nerd-cave HQ.

  22. LevelledUp says:

    Congrats to Matt for the big success of the Bonding podcast. You’ve come a long way from 2 years ago when you were talking on a hostful about shitting blood. 😉

  23. Atticus says:

    @boB : Ah ha. I like the way your mind works.

  24. boB says:

    “Chris Hardwick Ships Mates Out of House By Buying It From Them”

  25. George says:

    Nice kitchen, Big C. Good job!

  26. Jeremy says:

    Sweet hostful goodness! There truly are not enough of these.

  27. JetpackBlues says:

    Haven’t listened yet, but if you guys are doing more Hostfuls then I need to get cracking on some artwork. Lots of ideas being thrown around….

  28. @Andrew: Hey this IS weird! But I think the worst part about it is the Singled Out pun. I think “Chris Hardwick Talks Dead Gorgeous House Away From Previous Owner” would have at least been a CURRENT bad pun. Well, since we’re talking about the house my favorite thing about it is the log cabin. The wood is from the exterior from the original structure on the property that dates back to 1924, I think. Also, I’m changing the salmon walls and adding a few rooms. I’ve been crashing with Skydart for the past several months because the house still looks like a construction zone. Someday I’ll live there I think!

    Ok glad folks are glad the hostfuls have returned! #glad

  29. Anthony says:

    Ah the smell of a fresh hostful. Oh it smells so good.

  30. Aj says:

    Thanks for the hostful guys, always a much appreciated laugh!

    While not on nerdist, but if you want a podcast that discusses anime (& don’t mind a lot of vidyagames talk) I’d recommend listening to the SuperBestFriendCast.

  31. amysrevenge says:

    Someone was on COMEDY FIRE today. Boy I wish I’d been listening to that podcast instead.

    (My face hurts from containing chuckles at work)

  32. Atticus says:

    Does anyone else find it kinda creepy we can google Chris’ house?

    Headline made me laugh though (in a good way)

    “Chris Hardwick Singles Out Hollywood Hills Estate”

  33. LJ says:

    My god. It’s like they were trying to make us not want Hostfuls. Sorry, guys, it didn’t work. Matt Mira intros may be my favorite podcast-related thing ever!

  34. Leah says:

    Haven’t started listening yet, but 1. HOSTFUL YAY! and 2. wow Chris your house is gorgeous. Good for you.

  35. Erin says:

    Funniest intro and funniest ending!! You boys are gems, and I must say grumpy Jonah’s voice is pretty sex-ay!

  36. Dave says:

    Just for the record, I’m Jewish, and I’m not offended :) I’m not Hasidim though, but I don’t think many of them are using the interwebs so you should be fine.

    Also, we need Dogotar t-shirts ASAP!

  37. Andrew says:

    I’d like to see more of dickish Chris too. I’m in the pro camp re: funny assholes.

  38. DonovanRay says:

    I just Googled Chris’s house..Jesus Christ.

  39. Nichole says:

    Chris – you don’t need to play the lottery!

    For some reason I always picture Jonah and Matt as swapped based on their voices, if that makes sense. Like…Matt’s voice fits Jonah’s picture and vice versa. haha


  40. michaelscott says:

    one of my favorite things about Nerdist podcasts is Kyle laughing his ass off in the background.

    this has been great so far, only 15 minutes in.

  41. rhzunam says:

    Yes hostful!! Thanks a lot for this.

  42. Jennifer says:

    Yessssss! Hostful goodness!! It’s the perfect after-birthday treat for my ears! I needed this! Thanks guys! :)

  43. Tillburg says:

    “Look up anime culture.”
    “… I don’t have an answer for that.”

    Ya know that reminds me, for how nerdy this site is, there really isn’t any talk about anime (unless I’m missing all of it). We were so close to Chris dishing about his kigurumi outfits!

    Chris! Pop in here and recommend one Nerdist’s podcasts I can listen to with this kind of material.

  44. Atticus says:

    Re: Jonah’s mention of how Ray Donovan and the titular character is the least interesting character in the show.

    Reminds me a lot of New Girl. Yea, I said it. We’re all thinking it anyway.

  45. Frida says:

    I’m laughing my ass off, and I’m not even past the intro. I needed this today, thank you!

  46. NotMF says:

    Hostful goodness!!!!