Wanna see renowned comedy practitioner Chris Hardwick as he performs his celebrated humorous routines and parlor tricks at the Wilbur Theater in Boston? Yes, you do, and you should be buying tickets now. But in case you’re short on cash, or looking for the bargain of the century, here’s a little contest being held by one of your fellow Nerdist community members that might just take care of that for you:
Meet Christopher Coleman. He does not live in Boston, but he’s going to the show, and in a burst of enthusiasm, he bought four tickets.
But he doesn’t know anyone in Boston.
And that leaves three tickets up for grabs, which leads us to his contest. You can, according to his proposal, win those three tickets and see Chris for free.
To help you grasp the implications of this situation, here’s a video about the contest created by Matt Newcomb:
How can you win? Read on….
It’s simple. He’s offering the tickets “for the low, low price of hanging out with (him) that weekend,” and what you have to do is to go to the Nerdist Facebook Page and find the discussion thread, and then post in the comments thread a message with the following: 1) A brief explanation of why he should pick you and the fun you would have together, and 2) What you have done to promote the show in the Boston area, whether it’s updating your Facebook status with show information, posting flyers around town, or whatever. He’ll then pick the winner and, he promises, you’ll have the “most epic, noodle story-filled weekend ever.”
He claims to be totally legitimate and sane and, well, we can’t confirm anything. All we can do is pass along the contest information and leave everything else to you and him, with entries due by noon (PT) on March 19, 2011 (yes, that’s extended from the original March 12th deadline). Now, see, this is where my lawyer instincts kick in and I feel compelled to point out that this is not an official Nerdist contest and you should proceed at your own discretion and all that.
Some more information provided by Christopher:
Name: Christopher Coleman
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
Sexual Ability: Disappointing
Religion: Doctor Who is my Time Lord and Savior
Political Leaning: Neo-Ironic Hipster Anarchist
Special Skills: Skipping, building blanket forts, magic tricks, rolling polyhedrons, dancing awkwardly when there’s no music, ability to look good in sweater vests, probably making good spaghetti, not being a rapist
Future Aspirations: Running a marathon, convincing Jimmy Pardo to do the Mega Podcast, hugging Matt Mira, never dying
Turn Ons: Boobs
Turn Offs: Babies
Once again, go here to enter. Good luck to all o’ yez.