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Episode 24: Nerdist Podcast
Bill Burr
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Nerdist Podcast #24: Bill Burr

Bill Burr yelled at Philadelphia, Chris vaguely understands hockey, Jonah understands it even less, and Matt is weirdly not tired of the running “Matt loves the Dave Matthews Band” joke, though I’m sure all of you are.

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  1. Rob O says:

    I think it’s funny that “Go home and rub one out” didn’t become the Podcast’s slogan like “Enjoy your burrito” did. The ‘cast may have taken a different turn had they adopted such a motto. That and a different audience given how most listeners seem to enjoy actual burritos.

  2. Sandy says:

    Al MacInnis, from my home province of Nova Scotia. Well done Bill.

  3. SeaKo says:

    Streaming & MP3 download: File not found…

    I hope you can fix this.


  4. mar says:

    90s nick…oh yea..XD

  5. Eren says:

    A job that Bill won’t enjoy…

  6. FauxNerd says:

    I am huge fan of Bill Burr please have him back. Is this where I insert the generic joke where having that much funny in such close proximity ( Chris and Bill) that it could tear a hole in the space time continuum?…….what!? Fine, great show keep ’em coming.

  7. Marie says:

    Y’all, I have a Bill Burr story!

    In 2002 or so, I was in college and Bill Burr came to do a show. I went to a tiny school (like 1600 total students), and it was fucking FREEZING that day, and about an hour before his show the paths at college started icing up.

    My boyfriend and I show up, and we are two of literally eight or so people in the audience. Bill still completely destroyed, and I did not feel like he phoned it in even a teeny bit because nobody showed up. I laughed when he talked about having to learn to perform in front of tiny crowds.

  8. Matt M. says:

    The into music to this episode sounds like an accordian version of lobby scene fight song from The Matrix, and I NEED to know where I can get a full mp3 of this!

  9. Mike says:

    I’m relieved that it was a melodica and not a harmonium.

    I’m not sure why.

  10. lilly says:

    this is my favorite collaboration of ‘comedians with podcasts’ yet. the combination of burr and hardwick is pretty amazing.

  11. Dan says:

    The Nerdist Sports Commentating almost made me fall out of my chair!

  12. Duncan says:

    I am drawing a total blank, what is the theme at the start when Chris is talking about the next Live @ Largo?

  13. Nick says:

    Bill Burr is one my new favorite comics. Thanks for having him on.

  14. Amy says:

    How could we get tired of Dave Mathews Band jokes?

  15. LafinJack says:

    Looks like that WordPress post is the original. Too bad, I was hoping for something longer.

    You can make an MP3 out of it with

  16. TimK says:

    @LafinJack: The song is The Melodicatrix:
    I wasn’t previously aware of this song, but the sound of the melodica + Propellerheads’ “Spybreak” + Google = the answer, which = AWESOME! Hardwick, please point me at an MP3 or other conveniently downloadable instance of Melodicatrix. Now. Me wanty.

  17. Ian says:

    Oh no, id be careful if I were you. I was walking down an alley tonight and I heard a couple of slide whistles crack off behind me, I just got the fuck out of there so I cant say for sure who or what it was…the conspiracy rolls on.

  18. Greg says:

    For Ian: Yeah, the Sick and Wrong Podcast uses slide whistles from time to time. Conspiracy alert!

  19. Jon says:


    Let me guess the club you were talking about in Monterey was Doc Rickett’s (Lab)? It has always been and probably always will be that way. Sadly, comedy fans only have two options in the town, Doc’s and Planet Gemini, and neither offers a great crowd.

  20. JonnyNero says:

    Awesome show!!! I love Bill Burr, so this was great to hear.

    Quick Internet Nerd Alert: You guys probably went to Space Center Houston, which is totally geared towards kids. To actually learn decent stuff about the JSC you have to take the tram tour. That’s where you get to go into mission control, you get to see the training pool, and the vacuum chamber where they tested the components that go up in space.

    /nerd rant

    Great show none-the-less guys

  21. LafinJack says:

    What song did you use in the pre-intro spoken bit?

  22. Jung says:

    Bill Burr is kind of awesome. And totally not a nerd. I appreciate that you guys had him on.

  23. Ryan says:

    I have a major issue about this podcast, they need to be released everyday. I need my fix!

  24. Selene says:

    amazing as usual! 🙂

  25. Shane says:

    6 minutes in…visually impaired people still don’t know who is being interviewed…

  26. D bag says:

    Great podcast guys!
    Try to get Donald glover on the show.

  27. somegirl says:

    i thought i heard someone coming into my apartment. and i thought it was weird that my dog wasn’t barking. and then i thought maybe it was a serial killer who was using his lunch break to chloroform my dog and murder me. then i realized it was someone squeaking their chair on the podcast!

  28. bnorwood says:

    My favorite quote “this may go up after your dates”. A tad bit.

  29. HOLE says:

    If you are taking requests for your AMAZING podcast, I would love it if you could coerce Damon Albarn or Jamie Hewlett of Gorillaz to swing by.

  30. Ian says:

    Also, drove out from Minneapolis to see live Adam in Chicago and you happened to come on the show too, MINT!

    Loved your Xavier reference when Adam was talking about that handicapped man at the Coke museum, and your audible squish comment about Ralph G leaving is spent condom in the pool tables corner pocket.

    Totally worth the $200 speeding ticket I acquired on the way out!

  31. ian says:

    Chris, could you comment on the fact that both your first podcast and Adam Carolla’s first podcast both included live slide whistle playing? Is this some type of successful podcast ritualistic conspiracy? Has there ever even been live slide whistle playing in any other podcasts, ever? Just curious if I should bust out a slide whistle if I start a podcast.

  32. AM says:

    Double Dare and Guts…I miss 90s Nickelodeon. Although I could live without Legends of the Hidden Temple. It was so bizarre to realize that the actor who plays Burt Hummel on Glee is the same guy who hosted Global Guts.

  33. SK says:

    Man I sure am gonna check out that April show that Bill plugged. To the time machine!

    This was awesome, as usual. I was DYING over the Nerds Who Don’t Understand Sports hockey game announcing. Funniest fucking thing I’ve heard all day.

    I am so full of love for this podcast. You guys are great, thank you.

  34. kijan says:

    can’t wait to listen! i love bill burr and i haven’t heard any of his stuff in a while. i know you’ve already had amazing guests but i have a couple of requests. Marc Maron, Maria Bamford and/or Brendon Small? i’ll love you forever…aww who am i kiddin’ i already do!