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Episode 474: Nerdist Podcast
B.J. Novak
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Nerdist Podcast: B.J. Novak

B.J. Novak hangs about with the guys to reminisce about their days of doing open mics together, one-liner jokes, his time at the Harvard Lampoon, New York vs. L.A. comedy, and what inspired him to write a book of short stories!

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  1. Kyle says:

    This podcast was really informative and a good reminder of stuff to be aware of when doing stand-up. I’ve been doing stand-up for about 5 months now and I have to keep myself in check because most of the people I’m performing for at open mics are the comics themselves. Whenever there is an actual crowd, it’s a completely different vibe and I get actually nervous because they aren’t my comic peers who I know will get my jokes.

  2. Cara says:

    This may make my top five favorite Nerdist conversations.

  3. todd says:


  4. @BrainyGoat says:

    Another nice convo, but how could you have missed talking about B.J.’s upcoming role in Amazing Spider-Man 2!?!

  5. Tyler says:

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  6. Nikki says:

    with every podcast, y’all make me want to come out to LA.

    …but then I remember I’d never be able to afford it!

  7. Jacob says:

    OMG!!!!! Does anyone know how to search for that coffee supercut they were talking about where the husband berates his wife about coffee?

  8. froyo11 says:

    BJ has a very interesting way of speaking.

  9. What Happened To The Quemments says:

    I’m not sure you have the right idea about how listeners feel towards the really long podcasts. They’re not annoying, they’re actually really nice – but in moderation. It’s cool and also very opening to see your conversations develop over such a long period rather than cutting it off at an hour.

    Obviously just an opinion, but I think it’s a general one.

  10. jesse says:

    I want to hear a 3 hour live podcast. Knowing that Jonah and Matt drunkenly try to wreck it makes it even more of a white whale…. I want it!

  11. Weebee says:

    You probably save a fuckton of money on tampons now that your butt period is over…

  12. purpleslog says:

    LOL: “It was rather groundbreaking in reality television”.

    You know, there was a world before the year 2000,

  13. nathaniel says:

    i want the 3 hour live podcasts !!!!!

  14. tomK says:

    Awesome episode. I totally forgot that B.J. was on Punk’d! I wish you guys had lingered around Punk’d longer.

    I would have loved to hear inner workings of that show, it was rather groundbreaking in reality television, pranking some of the most popular people from 2003-05.

  15. sean says:

    Happy 4 year anniversary. Neat that sherry’s Berries is your sponsor as Fruit and Flowers is the Traditional gift for a 4th year anniversary.

    Keep up the great work.