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Episode 240: Nerdist Podcast
Will Ferrell
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Nerdist Podcast: Will Ferrell

The always hilarious Will Ferrell came into our Meltdown studio to talk about the first 45 minutes of the movie Speed, tell some stories from Saturday Night Live, and discuss how he really wanted to take square-dancing classes as a kid!

See Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis in The Campaign, out this Friday, August 10th!


  1. Shannon says:

    …im just sayin this podcast is nationwide and I know 40 people

  2. Shannon says:

    only 40 something comments? I’m usually the last to hear this shit and this shit is awesome!

  3. El Cas says:

    Nice episode. Glad to hear the behind the scenes process to Will’s method of performing.

  4. Chris Nuge says:

    Holy awsome, just found the nerdist podcasts! excellent

  5. Joey says:

    I know! I gotta see this sketch! anyone? bueller? bueller?

  6. Bojac says:

    So what episode did Will Ferrel do the Gabe Kaplan sketch in? I am DESPERATE to see it again.
    And yeah, I tried just Googling it.
    Maybe I should Bing it?
    (Don’t ever say those words again, Bojac…)

  7. Bryan says:

    I could be wrong, but a swear a nose whistle is going on.

  8. Ibrahim says:

    Speed did end in a Subway. Keanu and Dennis Hopper ended up on the top of a train, and Keanu ducked just in time for a light signal to take off Hopper’s head. #Themoreyouknow

    Thanks for another great episode!

  9. SpaceySpaceman says:

    Thanks guys. I am an idiot. I don’t know why I haven’t heard it or maybe I just don’t remember it.

  10. Chris Hardwick says:

    @Justin: wellllll I bagged it for now. It didn’t quite turn out the way I had hoped, and then our conversations with Legendary began a while back so I held off on any new purchases. Now that we’re up and running I will get back into it!

  11. One more quick question, Chris. What ever happened to that Nerdist app? Is it still awaiting Apple approval, or did they deny it?

  12. Matt says:

    Here is a fantastic example of the art of conversation. I’ve been a fan of Will’s for years, and love his talk show appearances (the Conan/Kristen Stewart thing was great). But I’ve rarely heard him like he is here. It was funny, thoughtful and engaging. Thanks.

  13. Michelle says:

    oh man, if i had a wish, it would be that there would be new episodes every day!! thanks again for another great show.

  14. Chris Hardwick says:

    @spaceyspaceman: It’s going up a year ago.

    Google is a very powerful tool! You should try it sometime! 😉

  15. Austin says:

    @Spaceyspaceman Bryan Cranston’s episode went up awhile back I think. I’m fairly certain I remember listening to an ep. with him.

  16. SpaceySpaceman says:

    Seriously great episode, but I have to ask; When is the Bryan Cranston episode going up? I’ve been waiting for that one for quite awhile. I thought I saw a photo with these guys and Cranston sitting around mics, maybe I’m crazy, I don’t know.

  17. Kevin says:

    Wow! I’m about to listen to this episode and I am so excited! You have had some amazing guests on this podcast, but this is taking it to another level.

  18. three toes of fury says:

    Chris: when can we see the nerdist vs Dr Who bowling special????

    Cant wait!

    Peace .n. the Wesley Crushers


  19. three toes of fury says:

    AHHHHH!!! why was i unaware of Chris’s instagram posts!?!
    AHHHHHHHHH!!! someone should have told me!!
    AHHHHHHHH!! This is clearly Mira’s fault!!!

    Seriously tho…Chris…holy f-stops batman! those are some phenomenfukinal posts! You look like Will F’s kid! I looooove that you posted the pic of you as the 10th doc with Matt Smith. And the classic walking dead pic? pfffrrrt…thats your christmas card photo for sure.

    Thanks for sharing dude…keep the nerdist pics a comin!

    Peace .n. Pix


  20. Erik says:

    This burrito is good but it is filling.

  21. John G. says:

    I love how genuine, warm and funny Will was in this podcast. Great stuff, Mr. Hardwick.

  22. John says:

    Listening to it at this exact moment. Glad to hear the what the next How Did This Get Made ep. is about.

  23. GuanoLad says:

    Delightful! One of the best podcasts of this year.

  24. REn says:

    In the Australian iTunes Ferrell is censored in the podcast name. What in the sam hell… :S

  25. Al S. says:

    This episode was titillating.

  26. Smailien says:

    This is real. 😐


  27. @Chris Thank you for the serious answer.

  28. Curtis says:

    I gotta tell you, if my Monday / Wednesday / Friday mornings don’t feel right unless I have some Big C in my ears. Today it was even better with Will added in.

    I just realized how sexual that sounds, and I’m okay with it.

  29. anthony pickett says:

    Two things. Why don’t people like episodes? When will I be able to +1 episodes.

  30. Andrew says:

    That was great

  31. Chris Hardwick says:

    @Justin: mainly because I already posted it on Instagram and the dimensions make it difficult to fit in the space we have for the banner pic.

  32. Three Toes of Fury says:

    You stay classy San Diego..and Enjoy your burrito!

    Ron Burgandy.

  33. I haven’t listened to the episode yet, but why isn’t the awkward prom picture you guys took isn’t the episode’s picture?

  34. Dean says:

    That’s a good “wow”, by the way.