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Episode 136: Nerdist Podcast
Live in Portland!
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Nerdist Podcast #136 – Live in Portland!

The Nerdist Podcast is now on tour! This is a hostful episode from our recent live show in Portland. The weather was beautiful and the crowd was AMAZINGTOWN. Also, a very special thing happens at the end. We happily lick you with doggie kisses, Portland!!!

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  1. jusbow says:

    All right so this is a couple of, oh I don’t know years late, but i was a couple of years late to the podcast game as well. But anyways i also have a moment of realization that I was a nerd when i tried to show something i thought was cool. I made my parents watch Monty Python and the Holy Grail and it did not go well. Also i made them watch the Kids in the Hall sketch entitled “Sketch Comedy” and that also did not go well. But it doesn’t matter because I know they are cool anyways.

  2. beefgun says:

    Can someone post a link to that Beyonce concert video so I don’t have to type in “Beyonce Video” in my search engine at work? DIIDJA CATCH A FROOOG?

  3. Johnny Olenick Jr. says:


  4. MallowTheCloud says:

    Chris Hardwick was in Portland and I missed it? For shame!

  5. ToshiroNoRonin says:

    So Siri says you have 12 f*cks. Would you mind giving me one, or will you not give a f*ck for your fans? Hee. Sorry, couldn’t resist.

    Love the show! Keep it up!

  6. MetaMike23 says:

    1:10:10 listen for the elusive Hardwick Walrus mating call…

  7. Mike says:

    I didn’t want to steal The Nerdist thunder, I feel like the luckiest person in the world that I was given the chance to ask the woman I love to marry me on the show. Im so grateful that my fellow nerds could be a part of it. Chris is both a Hero and an Inspiration to me.

  8. Owl says:

    Best episode ever not just because I was there but I got to ask a question ( kid on the balcony) but I also got a picture after I dident notice johna was so drunk till I listened to the podcast but then I saw the picture I got …omg johna is fukin drunk

  9. JE Smith says:

    Chris, I would suggest a slight revision to your excellent joke: “Welcome to the jungle, we got FUNNEL cake.” Who am I, somd COMEDY writer? Geddouddahere.

  10. Christina Boyd says:

    More drunk Jonah!!!!!

  11. Kevin says:

    That is a drunk Jonah.

  12. Kiel says:

    Too awesome! Did not see that coming. Got all misty n stuff. Fucking EPIC Nerdist first!!!! You three are doin the good Ceiling Cat’s work!

  13. David L. says:

    What if I don’t want to “live in Portland”? I mean the greater Cincinnati area isn’t great, but…

    (For those not getting it, the podcast title is “Live in Portland”. To remove ambiguity, it should be “Live FROM Portland” or somthing similar.)


  14. Eileen says:

    Wow, Jonah was in a really good mood!!!

  15. Samuel P. says:

    the zombies talked the Return of the Living Dead series.

  16. A says:

    I move to Arizona and then you guys do a live show in p-town. I am not the luckiest person ever. I am glad you went there though, even if I could not be there to see it. I still get to put it in my ears, which is almost as good!

  17. Abbey says:

    I’m such a sucker for wedding proposals, so cute! Jonahs Huck Finn might be the most hilarious thing on a hostful episode. So god damn funny.

  18. eric kang says:

    @ben i hope you’re just ignorant instead of being rude @michaelhon, thanks I would rather use my browser to downloaded but I guess I will have to download “beyondpod” or some app. Thanks anyway, beggars can’t be choosers.

  19. sydney says:

    best hostfull episode EVER! omg <3 Jonah was SOO FUNNY!!!! love this one 😀

  20. Hazeron says:

    If I’m going to see you in DC next Sunday, should i skip this until then?

  21. SlimCharles says:

    Might be because I was in a shitty mood, I don’t know, but this was probably my least favorite hostfull episode. These episodes in front of a crowd are usually that I don’t love. Which is not to say it was bad, just not as awesome as regular in-studio episodes.
    Also, and this is just snob and asshole in me talking [but that’s ok, cause Jonah does that often too 😀 ] – Beyonce is fucking annoying. Almost as annoying as Adele.

  22. MichaelH says:

    @eric is the direct rss feed if that helps

  23. Ian Wilder says:

    I will treasure this always as a souvenir of this wonderful event

  24. Nathaniel Wedgington Hornswaggle III says:


  25. Dylan says:

    The episode where you say marriage is “like prison, but without all the sex”, is also the episode where a guy proposes. Wonderful.
    One of the greatest Nerdist eps yet.

  26. Ben in Burnaby BC says:

    The down arrow is download.

    Great episode. Loved hearing you guys be interviewed by the audience

  27. J-Rod says:

    Hope you guys paid the performance licence for “Happy Birthday” to Time Warner!

    Great Podcast.

  28. Eric Kang says:

    It is no longer possible to download these podcasts on my phone’s browser anymore :[
    Please provide a text url somewhere!

  29. a dub says:

    The dream of the Nineties is alive in Nerdist! Thanks again for delighting us til we cried tears of amusement.

  30. Diego Murga says:

    Choking on laughter.

  31. Ryan C says:

    Do a book signing in New Yorkkkkkkkk!

  32. Tzvi says:

    best live!

    that was fantastic, it made an already good day better!

  33. Ryan says:

    I don’t get it, where’s the volume control.

  34. Paul G says:

    Hey Chris – any chance you’ll post the NYC show with Jim Gaffigan? I was there in person but would love to re-listen!

  35. Will says:

    Any chance you guys could come to Buffalo? I’d love to see the show!

    And what an amazing episode. I kept wondering what the end would be – did NOT expect that AT ALL.

  36. Louie says:

    Please bring The Nerdist Live to S. AZ. (read as: Tucson!).

  37. Vincent S says:

    I thought I’d never tear up… but I got misty-eyed. Nerdist Industry’s newest podcast: Weddings on the Yacht with Matt getting a wedding priest like certificate thingy.

    People around the world are now popping out youngin’s while listening to another birthing of a Jonah nickname. :'( I wish i wouldn’t…

  38. Sp4rK3Y says:

    This episode was amazazing. I could barely breathe from laughing so much at just the intro. Then the episode happened . . . and I’m amazed I didn’t pass out from a lack of oxygen.

  39. erik2690 says:

    I understand not putting in the stand up portion and think its plenty fair but as a fan of all three of you I would love to hear it. I know it probably wont change but id like to say i would love you to consider putting the stand up in. The more of you 3 the better. Thanks for everything.

  40. Sam Larimore says:

    Chris i beat portal 2 in 6 hours come on Chris your better than this.

  41. Sierra Houk says:

    Pics of the ending (because it happened) if you’re interested, but don’t look at them until you’ve listened all the way through. If things get spoiled accidentally, I will feel bad.

  42. Teague Dwyer says:

    Jonah’s Huck Finn bit: THE SINGLE FUNNIEST RIFF IN NERDIST HISTORY. I’m crying.

  43. Courtland says:

    Was at the recording of this last weekend. Almost as funny listening to it again. Best part imo still is the “Portland is….(women in audience: ‘PARAAADIIISE!’) “

  44. Wesley Marshall says:

    Firsties!! And this shall be awesome!