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Episode 135: Nerdist Podcast
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Nerdist Podcast #135: TJ MILLER

Comedian TJ Miller talks about releasing a weird rap album, wearing tuxedos in the morning and why he did Yogi Bear. We found him to be a very sweet guy who is quite methodical about his madness!

Follow @nottjmiller and/or pick up his album

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  1. Julie says:

    I have probably listened to this episode 5 or 6 times now and it makes me laugh every time. More TJ Miller, please!

  2. blair says:


  3. Kimi says:

    awwwwe I miss carpoolers!!!! I loved TJ in that!

  4. Cameron says:

    Thesaurus! The “amazing” stuff hurts my ears!

    I don’t give a shit really, considering you put out good stuff and it truely is “amazing”. I like the redesign of the website. It makes it sooooo much easier to navigate.

  5. Daryck says:

    Thoroughly enjoyed this!

  6. Matt says:

    Clarification on previous post about “nerdy people”:

    I think that I misinterpreted Chris’ definition of ‘nerd’ (mine has more to do with knowledge, whereas he talks about ‘nerdiness’ in terms of personality).

    I don’t think that it particularly matters, but I just thought I’d say it for the record.

    That’s real juice – drink it up!

    (I doubt that it actually is real juice – I just enjoy using that phrase!)

  7. gladly says:

    This was perfectly timed. I just caught some parts “Extract” over the weekend after I’d seen it in the theater. T.J. Miller is hysterical in that movie; he’s perfect. I had no idea he was a voice in “How to Train Your Dragon,” too. I love that movie. It’s nice to hear that he’s also very charming being himself.

    I also just listened to Hodgman interview Neil DeGrasse Tyson about the singularity. I know you guys have been trying, but I really think NGT would be a fantastic guest.

  8. Eileen says:

    One of my absolute favorite Hardwickisms is the fake dramatic singing, or whatever you call it. It’s always kind of the same voice but somehow gets me every time, especially when it’s singing I Will Always Love You. #MajorSqueeeeeeeHashtaggingOutsideTwitter

  9. Matt says:

    TJ made an interesting point in this episode about appealing to a broader audience in order to entertain the masses and generate attention. I understand that you guys (Matt, Chris and Jonah) are happy with having a niche of “nerdy people” as your audience, which is fine. However, I thought that I should say that while you may be appealing to that group in particular, the podcasts are very funny and entertaining in their own right, so don’t underestimate your influence!

    Keep up the great work!

  10. Jen K says:

    In case anyone wasn’t aware, all those cool Best Actress in a Comedy nominee gags were Amy Poehler’s idea. She is the best! #UCBFTW

  11. Filthy says:

    Was anybody else(pleasantly) suprised when the conversation switched over to the singularity? Chris any chance of having Ray Kurzweil on the podcast ? Your nerd cred would increase exponentially.

  12. Wade says:

    I want a Carpoolers DVD NOW NOW NOW dammit.

  13. goldfixe says:

    Listening to T.J.’s “Extended Play E.P.” on Spotify only because it was mentioned here (otherwise I’d have been clueless). It’s actually good. Sounds like a lot of work went into this joke and I’ve been a fan of most, if not all, 20 tracks I’ve listened to so far.

    Deep breath.

    21 more to go.

  14. Charles says:

    I think Mira would prefer a voice modulator that just comes out as Dave Matthews Band.

    Ha-AAA-ve you See-EE-n my new thro-Ooat cA-aancer, yeahayeah?

  15. Shawnzie says:

    Dam I can’t believe I missed the P-town show, I have been looking forward to it for months, but it happened to be a weekend that I had to be out of town. Please come back soon.

  16. Billy says:

    Snagglepuss is a lion! You dirty bastards!

  17. Brian E. says:

    I’ve loved TJ since “Carpoolers”. Damn funny show and he killed as Marmaduke on it. Love whenever he pops up in a movie or on “Chelsea Lately”. Great podcast.

  18. Ryan (again) says:

    He does kind of look like Chevy.

    That’s some real juice. Drink it up.

  19. MAXimliano says:

    Great to hear T.J. hilarious and I have to see that bear video. Also I really wanted to also thank you guys for your film recommendations, just washed The Dark Backward yesterday and it was equal parts weird and awesome. Funny for all the strangest reason and Bill Paxton is crazy as hell in that movie. Also watched 3 o’clock high and easily one of the best high school movies I have ever seen. Thanks again.

  20. nater says:

    Gonna give this a tumble as I’ve heard and enjoyed TJ a couple o’ times on Adam’s show.
    Ya know, hold your fingers in front of some of the background behind TJ in that picture, and I’d swear he was a young Chevy Chase.
    I’m just sayin’…

  21. Mitch says:

    Yay a whole hour of TJ Miller

  22. Johnny Appleseed says:

    Love the shout out to u of a, go hogs!
    Can you explain when you went to
    The u of a? What did you like about it etc.

  23. StefMercedes says:


  24. Ryan says:

    Real Juice,

    TJ Miller is a effing awesome comedian and made She’s Out Of My League worth watching.

    Drink It Up

  25. Anita says:

    I liked him on Happy Endings, downloading right now!

  26. Love T.J. Miller, so happy he has resurfaced somewhere other than on Doug Loves Movies! 😉