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Be a Nerdist Contributor!

In the coming months I’ll be blowing out the site in different ways in the name of progress. It was always my intention to get this thing up and running and then have other regular contributors. Initially I wanted a Music Nerdist (Jonah Ray did a few posts), a Movie Nerdist, Gadget Nerdist, and so on.

I would now like to put out the feelers for fresh writing talent. If you’re a blogger, writer, artist, nerdy/creative type and would like to become part of the Nerdist Empire please submit your snark and preferably samples of your writing to [email protected] subject: Contributor! No, there’s no real money in it. Yes, a lot of people will see your work.  No, you don’t have to have sex with me to get the job. Yes, it will take me some time to sort through the submissions.

I feel like what we do here is superfun and if you’d like to come onboard and embrace the philosophy of letting people know about cool stuff in a preferably comedic voice just cuz that’s how the Internet should work, then I’d love to hear from you!

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  1. ZOMGROB says:

    It seems that there are a lot of submissions being sent in. I wish everyone luck! I hope to make it onto the crew.

  2. B... says:

    E-mail coming right up.

    On a totally unrelated note, will you (PLEASE) be attending the Rooftop Comedy Fest in Aspen this year? We need more of your type in these parts…

  3. Albert Wrinkle says:

    I have submitted! I hope you have need of a cartoonist.

  4. EttenCO says:

    Sorry, I’m more of a Game Nerdist. I guess that leaves me out in the cold. Good luck to all the others though. This sounds like it would be quite enjoyable.

  5. Daphinie says:

    You do bring up a good point, Topper.

    Why arn’t Snorks more poppular? And for the Allstar posters, you leave those babies up!

  6. Topper says:

    Daphinie, thanks for the info. I saw a link to urbandictionary when I googled “snark”, but skipped over it as I assumed (based on previous experience) that the definition given there would be 100% about insane and inane sexual acts.
    Let me also say that I live in a small town in Alaska, and have no access to this G4 channel I hear tell of. I have watched some web soup on YouTube, and I religiously download the Nerdist Podcast, but have yet to hear the term snark… until now.

    … so, Snorks aren’t cool anymore? Will I have to get rid of all my Allstar posters?

  7. Stephen says:

    We don’t have to have sex with you to get the position?

    Is that saying that it won’t hurt our chances if we do try? And is this sex as defined by Bill Clinton?

  8. Daphinie says:

    Well Topper, your use of snork/s is obviously not helping your urban vocabulary and really it has nothing to do with being a nerd…it just helps.

    ‘Combination of “snide” and “remark”. Sarcastic comment(s).’

    If you want some real life examples, pop your own Web Soup cherry by watching an episode and if you don’t understand then…well, all hope is lost.

  9. Topper says:

    What the fuck is a snark? Wikipedia was no help, the internet has failed me!!! Am I just clearly not enough of a nerd to be involved in this whole shabang if I don’t know what a snark is?
    What about snorks? Snorks I know about. I could write a book on snorks. I use fish as my primary mode of transportation and often find myself shouting out “A-Oooo-Ga” during sex, so don’t tell me I don’t know about snorks.
    Seriously though… snark? Please help.

  10. jay says:

    about time the nerdist of nerds puts out a “calling all nerds”. This is exactly what i’ve been waiting for since i was a kid. Not chris hardwick specifically, but a nerd to come forward and sound the battle cry, to bring us all together and expand the nerd-dom of the internet. HUZZAH

  11. That Guy says:

    I sent in GOLD!!!

  12. I’d prefer a series of contests similar to “The Running Man”, but to each his own classic 80’s sci-fi film 🙂

  13. Patman2 says:

    Submission sent! Let the Thunderdome-esque eliminations commence!

  14. Wes says:

    Submission sent hope i get a word back.

  15. Jessica B. says:

    This is such an awesome freakin’ idea. I’m really excited that this is happening, even if my submission doesn’t get picked. I mean, the website is already fantastic but I can see how implementing this will make one big nerdtastic site. The nerd’s one-stop shop, if you will.

    Good luck to all you submitters!

  16. I’m on this like stereotypes on a minority!

  17. NeuroMan42 says:

    I am baby shaking excited… submission sent.

  18. Ray says:

    E-mail sent. Good luck to all. Who ever is chosen is probably gonna rock! =-D
    Though, anyone looking to kill some time now can check out my website if you’d like. We’re not as nerdy as Nerdist, but we’re finding our own niche with music, videos, and cartoons. Check it out if you’d like! =-D

  19. Daphinie says:

    Just sent mine, good luck everyone!

  20. rob says:

    I know you said we don’t have to have sex with you to get the job, but can we opt for it? doesn’t seem like a bad trade…

  21. abby says:

    And… submitted.

  22. Nextnik says:

    I’m in. If you’ll have my stuff.

  23. Patti says:

    Chris, you opened up a huge can of worms mentioning sex. There is no denying you are a handsome man. But seriously, I’m happily married. Just kinda enjoying some of the responses. Good luck to everyone. I’ll have to think about this myelf…

  24. Jason says:

    How about some kind of sex bracket, where Potentials are matched up against each other in sex contests, with the ultimate winner getting the opportunity to wind up on the casting couch for an interview…or more like “enter”view.

  25. Chris Hardwick says:

    Mail link fixed! Holy shit there are already a lot of submissions…this is going to take a little while…but I am thrilled!

  26. Ernie says:


    I think that this idea is awesome. Whether or not I am even considered to contribute, I am excited to see the expansion of Nerdist!

  27. Lexie C. says:

    Is there a line then to get the job through sex? I should think Chris would be awfully tired fitting us all in…

  28. Lexie C. says:

    All right I sent off my e-mail. I’ll go and start praying to a few deities and maybe beg some karma from a few sods…

    Good luck to everyone!

  29. Kitty says:

    But just to, you know, clarify–CAN I have sex with you to get the job? Because that sounds way more fun, and I can probably come up with better professional references.

  30. Daveronius says:

    Some writing samples & geeky inventions on my site. Do NOT click on any ads — this only encourages me.

  31. Ben says:

    Done and done! Thanks for the opportunity.

  32. abby says:

    Is there a deadline for these submissions?

  33. HeyAdamThomas says:

    Oh wait. “No, you don’t HAVE to have sex with me to get the job.” So there’s an option?

  34. HeyAdamThomas says:

    What?!?! I thought maybe if I got the gig, payment could be delivered in the form of your delicious sexual body. Bummed!

  35. RandomHero says:

    Got really excited when I read this. Would definately like to try for movie nerd or horror nerd or anything else.

  36. Duncan says:

    Let me know if you need a nerdism nerdist 😛
    I’m really stoked to see where this goes. I’d love to see some movie/music/gadget banter from a nerdist-type perspective.

  37. Shawn Flowers says:

    Just to conPhirm that [email protected] is kinda wrong.

  38. charlie says:

    did i make the travel team coach? lol lol haha

  39. You got my submission

  40. David Nett says:

    Typo in your mailto code: you spell [email protected][email protected]

    Wait – maybe that was my test. Am I in?