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Episode 154: Nerdist Podcast
Stand-Up Cluster 2
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Nerdist Podcast #154: STAND-UP CLUSTER 2

Our last show of 2011 brings our 2nd annual stand-up comedy showcase (showcast?)! Please enjoy and subsequently follow these hilaramazing comedians:

Pete Holmes
Jim Hamilton
Matt Mira
Hampton Yount
Diani & Devine
Rory Scovel
Jared Logan
Brent Weinbach
Adam Cayton-Holland


HUGE thanks to Jonah Ray, Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon for donating their Wednesday night show at NerdMelt on 12/14 to make this happen!

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  1. JE Smith says:

    I loved Diani & Devine — hilarious stuff. 🙂

  2. Seames says:

    I’m a huge fan of the podcast. Last year’s “Comedians You Should Know” was a great episode. But “Stand-Up Cluster 2” was the worst episode you ever posted. These are professional stand-up comics, right? This was a Cluster Yuk, in deed. Also, Matt … you better make up with you dad, stories about Mr. Mira seem to be your entire act.

  3. Chickey says:

    Silly vote that might actually be amusing: change the name every year. Last year was “Comedians You Should Know”, this year was “Stand-Up Cluster 2”, next year is “Cluster Yucks 3”, etc.
    Or just pick a name and go with it. Cluster Yucks is as good as any. And I do have to admit to having an internal-10-year-old giggle every time I read/hear it…

  4. Tanya says:

    Tried to listen while at work (which is right now), and I couldn’t! I keep laughing, and I can’t be bursting into laughter while sitting in my cubicle, in a fairly quiet office space. I’ll try to listen later at home, but it’s not going to happen right now! So success on the funny podcast, I didn’t even make it through the first comedian!

  5. Julie says:

    Regardless of how you think Matt did, you could tell the crowd was behind him and wanted him to do well. So sweet. Nerdists unite! 😀

  6. Dragon Bait says:

    Mr. Hardwick, you sound like me when I drive but because I live in a small town I know almost everyone and behind so I can curse at them by name. Though I envy you right now for being about to go to a potterstore, they didn’t have one there while I was there.

  7. Martin T says:

    cluster yucks for the win!

  8. three toes of fury says:

    Chris: i listen to a shitton of comedy podcasts. I must say that the ComedianClusterYouShouldKnow episodes (last years and now this) are hands down one of the best single podcasts out there each year. Thanks dude for organizing and then sharing this with everyone. Keep up the great work and good luck with your own comedy special..i cant wait for 2012s new nerdist offerings!



  9. Kayla Williams says:

    Oh please call it Cluster Yucks. I love it! I love this podcast, it was great.

  10. jacenK says:

    GET THEE FUK OUTTA MY HOUSE MOTHERFUCKER- classic, classiiccc xx

  11. Tiffany (^_^) says:

    Great, Great , Great podcast! I laughed so hard I nearly peed.

  12. Abbey says:

    LOL Pete Holmes is so god damn funny. But everyone killed it! So great!

  13. Louie says:

    I don’t think it’s on our end, cause I am having the same problem. Please fix the link. I don’t use iTunes either. (And I really don’t want to have to install it.)

  14. Ryan says:

    Hampton Yount killed it, no big deal.

  15. andrew says:

    Pete holmes is really funny, but there was a sarah silverman program episode about the neck stuff

  16. Chuck W. says:

    You are all a bunch of cluster yucks.

  17. Chuck W. says:

    Cluster Yucks is without question what you should call it. Why was there any question?

  18. Omega13 says:

    What a great show! I’d love to hear more from NerdMelt.
    Sometimes, when Chris introduces people, he sounds like a Kermit the Frog/Oprah hybrid.

  19. Kimi says:

    Great comedians!!!! Made me laugh a lot. Thanks for posting.

  20. Ryan says:

    CLUSTER YUKS! Please… PLEASE call it Cluster Yuks. It’s such a fantastically outstanding name, riveting with sophistication.

    Also it sounds like a BADDY WORD!

  21. Ian from Baltimore says:

    Poor Matt. His set wasn’t horrible (I actually thought it was pretty good), but he seemed nervous and not at all comfortable. It didn’t help that everyone else KILLED and his set was mediocre by comparison. Hampton rocked the MF’in HOUSE!

  22. Traci says:

    I confess, I re-read “Annabelle Lee” after Adam’s bit, for while I did not get laid in high school, alas I also forgot the poem. And lo! Today while listening to Sarah Jarosz, suddenly there was her version!

  23. David T says:

    Nevermind, I figured it out. It’s 15:51 by The Strokes. Thanks, Midomi.

  24. David T says:

    There is a brief music clip played during the intro to Pete Holmes’ set. What song is this? I know it’s popular, but I can’t quite place it.

  25. Rob C says:

    I really enjoyed hearing some rough out of the box stand up comedy. Some of it was rough but far better than anything we get here in the mid-west-south-border-river region at our local comedy club. Thanks for the intro to some new stuff.
    The Nerdist is rapidly becoming one of my favorite podcasts.

  26. Ian says:

    Last years stand up special introduced me to new comics who I’ve religiously followed over the course of 2011. This years is no different. I can’t thank you enough for introducing me to Hampton Yount and Diani & Devine. Can’t wait for the future nerdist podcasts of 2012, I never miss an episode.

  27. Andrew says:

    I was fortunate enough to go see this live at Meltdown, although I was late and was standing the whole time, the special guest made up for it. Too bad the listeners won’t be able to hear it.

  28. Wow says:

    AIDS jokes, gay jokes and ass wiping jokes? Top notch, Nerdist.

  29. Tyler says:

    You can also check out the photos from the 2nd Nerdist podcast show here:

  30. Cian says:

    Yeah. Very funny. Matt’s pretty funny on the podcast as a sidekick, but its obvious that he has a lot of growing to do as a stand up. I look forward to listening to him hopefully get better eventually.

  31. Rob says:

    I also think it would be great if these could be more frequent than once a year, like, maybe once every four months or so, but I’m pretty sure you guys would be doing more frequently if you could. While I agree Matt did seem nervous, he’s only been doing this, what, half a year? I think it’s impressive he’s this good.

  32. Dustin says:

    GOOD NEWS! I FINALLY GOT IT! i had to go through itunes to get it (which required me to download and install itunes itself since i’ve never used it before), but i got it! i’ve been a big fan of the podcast since the Kevin Pereira episode in May of last year. keep up the great work guys! 😀

  33. Jeremy says:

    Good podcast. Matt did seem nervous though.

  34. Nathan D. says:

    I actually had to stop listening to this epp because I was on tell Redline in chicago crying because I was laughing so hard when Pete was talking about breast milk….. people were getting creeped out. Thanks guys

  35. Jason says:

    I was at the show! It was a great time! Cluster Yucks 4tw!

  36. Nathaniel Wedgington Hornswaggle III says:

    I really wish you guys did more of these Cluster Yuks than the singular yearly. Great stuff, except for that one guy who sucked.

  37. Johnny O says:

    @Chris Hardwick: Mine downloaded immediately on itunes. I don’t think this comment helps at all. I forgot why I thought it was important to comment this…All well! Hope this gets figured out! Yay! It twas a great cluster of yuckity stand-up!

  38. Dustin says:

    pictures, videos, and various computer programs download just fine. i even found Adam Carolla’s podcast and tried downloading one of his episodes to see if it would work, and it downloaded without a single problem. it just these that are giving me fits for some strange reason.

  39. Dustin says:

    @Chris Hardwick: that didn’t work either. =(

  40. Dustin: shits! Try right clicking this link

  41. Nicole Thorn says:

    I got the Annabell Lee reference…

  42. Dustin says:

    i’m having trouble downloading the podcast from the site. it gets so far into the d/l and says that it can;t be saved because the source file can’t be read. i’ve tried downloading it from Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer, but it can’t complete the d/l either way. i don’t know if it’s a problem on your end or mine, i just thought i would let you know, just it case it was a problem on your end.

  43. wormhat says:

    Cluster Yuks! There should be no question on this.

  44. Nicole Marie says:

    Well, if you’re not going to refer to it as Cluster Yucks, I’m going to at every possible opportunity.
    In fact I shall now refer to everyday occurrences as cluster yucks.

  45. John says:

    How long before it pops up on itunes?