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Episode 355: Nerdist Podcast
Steven Yeun
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Nerdist Podcast: Steven Yeun

The awesome Steven Yeun hangs out with Chris and Matt to talk about his early days in the Chicago comedy scene, forming the character of Glen on The Walking Dead, and what he would actually do if there was an apocalypse! Also, a special guest drops by to talk about her favorite TV shows!

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  1. Dulce says:

    I really loved this episode. It’s so relatable because as a minority, I always have to be aware of how I’m going to be perceived by others and it’s so stressful because I don’t want to be judged by stereotypes like Steven said. I was nodding throughout that segment of the episode. He’s such an awesome guy!!!

  2. Toreen says:

    Wow I would absolutely LOVE to hear a Nerdist podcast with Mr. Sark!

  3. Jack says:

    Steve and Mary Lynn are both from Detroit, kind of expected that to come up when they were talking for some reason.

  4. lesteramod says:

    Well, I have a young face and body. Just turned 32, I look in my mid/20s. I think Chris has the same issue. It is kinda embarrassing to admit your age. Guess how old chole is, she was probably a child when he was in his 30s. I get it, My Gf is 23. But is kinda embarrassing to admit that your are that old if all your buddies are in their 20’s, as his are.

  5. Pedantobot says:

    That was Matt Mira. Steve asked Matt if they were born in the same year and Matt said 83 and then Steve said 83. Chris wasn’t talking at all. Matt has a much lower register than Chris.


  6. Cosmo says:

    I thought so (wiki never lies right? :P) Guess he got caught up in the conversation and just lied about his age? This makes me doubt the stuff Chris says whether its true or not – its not a huuuge deal but something that stands out to me.

  7. Kay says:

    Did Chris Hardwick say he was born in 1983? Damn, wiki got it wrong… ! (around the 1 hour 12 mark)

  8. thefireballking says:

    Great podcast – I stated extremely loudly in my very quiet office “MISS Chanadaler Bong.”

  9. Anna Willoughby says:

    Don’t feel bad about your name, almost no one gets mine right…Willbury? Wallaby? Willbbkjasdfkljc…Fuck.

  10. Joe says:

    How awesome would it be to play D&D w/ Steve

  11. Lester Amod says:

    Hey, is Steven asian, I couldn’t tell by the Podcast…

  12. Jim Smith says:

    I thought it was interesting that they managed to talk about anti-Asian racism that much without mentioning how hypocritical it is for the Nerdist YouTube channel to have a show called “Weird S#!t From Japan”. I guess racism isn’t so bad if someone’s making money off of it.

  13. Walking Dead Fan says:

    I like all the members of the Walking Dead cast. Andrew, Norman, Lauren, Chandler, etc. But Steven is my favorite because he is the most connected to the regular viewer and the average fan. It was just a couple of years ago that he was living paycheck to paycheck. He goes out of his way to sign autographs and empathize with the fans. A friend of a friend told me that he was the only actor that came out to sign autographs and greet fans in Griffin, Georgia yesterday.

    And think about being a Korean-American, bucking what your parents and the mass media tell you is your role in this country and complete destroy that false paradigm.

    The discussion on Asian-American portrayls in the media, could take weeks to discuss, but I think this podcast gave a brief but revealing look in to the pressures, hostility, and ignorance that Steven must face as an Asian-American male actor that isn’t serving in the traditional Hollywood defined role (kung fu guy, nerd, the “other” clown–Two Broke Girls, the Hangover).

    Finally, he just is the most interesting member of the cast. He genuinely–not a trendfollower–is a photographer, sports nut, goof off, musician/singer (check out his youtube videos), improviser, and just a humble, nice, down-to-earth guy.

    I know the guys all say (and rightfully so–she is gorgeous), that they could be Glenn so that they can date Lauren.

    But people probably underestimate how many girls wish they could be Maggie so that they could date Steven. He truly is an amazing and genuine human being.

  14. phil medoc says:

    Steven Yeun, you’re a pretty cool dude. Keep on keepin’ on.

  15. Durnit Stephen is just the nicest, humblest guy ever. Even in one of his most notable moments, when Chris mentions “the chair”, he puts himself alongside writers and directors who he feels deserves credit. And the race discussion was also poignant. Chris asked a question I often wonder, which is where that line is between showing a character as a human and as a member of some other group. I think Stephen’s slight downplaying of the issue answers the question, in a way.

    I wonder how much of his answers come from recent years of being popular on television or if it’s always been there through his time in comedy.

  16. Zach says:

    We now need a montage of Steven watching montages from 80’s movies.

  17. Axel says:

    I do miss playing D&D, but played with a group of friends in college and after I was in the Marines. Always had a fear of trying to find a new group and they would all be by the book D&D nerds.

  18. Andrew says:

    I’d love to see Vin Diesel interviewed on the Nerdist and from there it could lead into a D&D or Pathfinder game with some of the Nerd Poker crew.

  19. Ryan says:

    Pathfinder or 3.5 D&D Steven! Don’t let your first D&D experience be soured with 4th ed.

    Also it would be awesome if the nerdist crew got together with Chris Perkins or a story writer from Piazo and ran a short game like the one Will Weaton does with the Penny Arcade group at PAX prime. (next time Will’s on the podcast, ask him about acid pits) I would love to see Matt and Jonah play married adventurers and bicker while in combat.

  20. Tiffany says:

    AHH the whole discussion on Asian stereotypes made me squee ’cause it was super relatable. I was just like “I get that!” that entire part of the podcast.

  21. MARIO says:

    next on AMERICAN PSYCHO.

  22. bastien says:

    @Chris “Hollywood Shuffle…hang on a sec, I’m gonna look it up really fast so I can give you…I wanna see how *they* pitch the movie ”

    What do you mean “*they*”? πŸ˜›

  23. Kevin says:

    So the talk of Genghis Khan made me curious and I found this about Genghis Khan’s son on Wikipedia: “Marco Polo also writes that Chingis-khan died “in the siege of a castle named Thaigin, he was struck by an arrow to the knee[ citation needed], and dying of the wound, was buried in the mountain of AltaΓ―.” CITATION NEEDED INDEED!!!!

  24. Jake says:

    That’s Miss Chanandler Bong.

  25. Eddy says:

    How does Matt remember that 9/11 newcast so vividly if it never happened?

    Jordan announced he would be playing for the Wizards 2 weeks after 9/11 and retired from the Wizards in 2003

  26. Patrick says:

    My God I would love to see Chris, Patton, and Sark play D&D!

  27. MelanieTrini says:

    I love you Chris πŸ™‚ and I love that liking the Walking Dead is ur job but you also genuinely love it… so uh, yeh. that’s all. Love you. xoxo.

  28. Miyagisan says:

    Well it was just posted about 15 minutes ago. Patience Danielsan.

  29. Anthony Httr Pickett says:

    Hmmm….weird….no comments on a podcast with Chris and Steven Yeun…. Is there something else going on I don’t know about?