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All Star Celebrity Bowling


Just when you thought it was safe to back on the lanes, Nerdist presents another edition of the massively popular and even more fun Chris Hardwick’s All-Star Celebrity Bowling. This edition pits the forces of Team Nerdist (Chris Hardwick, Matt Mira, Ron Funches, and… myself, Matt Cohen) against some of the top talent that WWE has to offer (CM Punk, A.J Lee, Kofi Kingston, and Fandango). In this age old battle of David vs. Goliath (or, in this case, nerd vs professional athlete), who will be able to knock down those pins and come up on top? Sure, the WWE Superstars are amazing in the ring, but how will they fare in the alley? Will Team Nerdist be able to use its knowledge of science fiction and fantasy to improve its bowling game, or will this battle of the brawn go to the “Big kids”?

Also, which team has a deadly weakness for bowling alley nachos?

Find out the answers to all these burning questions and more (like; who won?) on this body slammin’, trash talkin’ edition of the web’s premiere celebrity bowling show.

Also- on a personal note, and as a HUGE WWE fan, this was one of the cooler days of my life. I may not speak much in the video, but that’s because I’m too busy smiling. Also also… I gave CM Punk a piggy back ride. (Also also also- thanks to Chris and everyone at Nerdist and WWE for making this wrestling geek’s dream come true).


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  1. Emily says:

    When does the AMC version begin!?

  2. Misty R says:

    So can’t wait for the AMC version of this! Adding in the Sklar brothers can only up the awesomeness.

  3. gpromise3 says:

    How about a match with the world’s biggest coat tail riders? Tom Arnold, Robin Quivers, Andy Richter and Matt Mira?

  4. Eric says:

    Hasn’t been a new one in a while I hope this hasn’t been discontinued. I would love to see Team Nerdist vs Team Whose Line or Team Rifftrax.

  5. Punk's Girl says:

    This was absolutely amazeballs! I loved every second of it and being a CM Punk I think they deserve a rematch just saying! DO IT!

  6. Misty says:

    Surprised that Chris Jericho wasn’t around for this one! I’m not a WWE fan, but the podcasts with him are great. Maybe he’s secretly a great bowler and you purposefully kept him away.

    With all of the promotions happening, you should have gotten a game against the Anchorman crew. They seemed willing to do anything for the movie. 😀

  7. Jessica says:

    Guys my son is 2 and a half and a huge wrestling fan. He loved this!! He was laughing and smiling the entire time. He is also a huge cm punk fan so that punks for this video.

  8. Drakeo says:

    I loved this episode…so much!

  9. Alex says:

    As a fan of WWE as well, I had a fun time watching this. There should definitely be a Team Apatow (Judd, Rogen, Goldberg, Hader), Team Marvel (Whedon, Hiddleston, Gregg, Feige), Team Comedy Bang! Bang! (Auckerman, Reggie, Paul F Tompkins and 1 more of the guys of the podcast), Team Always Sunny (Charlie and the rest of the gang), Team Community (Brie, Donald, Joel, Gillian) or Team Parks & Rec (Amy, Offerman, Aziz, Adam). Just so many more opponents can be set up. Also I think, if possible, a Nerdist team of Chris and Jonah with his 3 characters (Bruce, PTJ, & Jonah Ray Donovan) would be great to see. Ok my fingers are tired, so I’m going to stop before I come up with more dream teams. Right… now

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  11. Jesper says:

    You should get Team Community on next!

  12. Matt Cohen says:

    On a list of things i never thought id be able to say, it’s that I gave CM Punk a piggy back ride. #ThisWasAFunDay

  13. michelle says:

    Yah to Team Nerdist!!!! WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Like the WWE could beat Team Nerdist with Chris Hardwick’s Woverine-esque beard. And was that a Tardis bowling ball you were using?

  14. @ALLEYBOY760 says:

    Looks like a good time! Aj is CAAAAYYYUUUUUTE!!

  15. Robo-Kelly says:

    This was the funniest All Star Bowling yet!! The shaving of the “beard”, the ripping of the “shirt” and the WWE losing… I was in tears from laughing so hard!! If I had just had open heart surgery (again) this would for SURE prevent me from developing pneumonia!!


  16. DJ Kento says:

    I would LOVE to see Team Nerdist battle the guys from Top Gear…