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Episode 256: Nerdist Podcast
Comedy Mutant
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Nerdist Podcast: Comedy Mutant

It’s one big comedian hangout on today’s podcast! Brian Posehn, Pete Holmes, Fortune Feimster, and Ron Funches sit down with Chris and Matt to talk about their upcoming show Comedy Mutant at Club Nokia Friday September 21st. They also share stories from the road, talk about hecklers and make each other laugh way too much!

Buy tickets to Comedy Mutant- Friday September 21st at Club Nokia in LA!

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  1. malckie says:

    They should get a poster of Jon Hamm’s paparazzi crotch shot and have the caption “Enjoy YOUR burrito!”

  2. Dave says:

    Never mind. I was in the middle of the podcast when I commented. Didn’t realize it was a reference to the episode. I still think it’s hypocritical to complain about people with crossed arms who say “HAH”. I hate hecklers with a passion, but insisting that people all laugh a certain way is ridiculous and self-defeating.

  3. Dave says:

    @Jon Were you banned? Or is that self imposed? It sounds like an overreation on your part and hypocrisy on the comedians’ part given that many of them watch comedy that way…

  4. Jon says:

    That was an excellent episode. I’m just bummed that I can never go to a live comedy show again after finding out how much I annoy comedians. Arms crossed, one loud “hah”,,, I’m pretty sure that’s what love is supposed to look like. Sorry, man, blame my Scandinavian parents for repressed reactions.

  5. Ben Eslinger says:

    This is definitely one of my new favorite episodes! So funny. Everybody on there was hilarious. The cross talk between Pete, Brian and Chris was killer. Good stuff all around!

  6. J. says:

    This was one of those podcasts that ends up being about comedy in the sense of the JOB and the WORK, and what it feels like to do what y’all do. So in addition to being a very funny episode, I learned things! Yay!

  7. Patty Marvel says:

    @JetpackBlues – You’re a DOLL for doing this! I have ZERO ability when it comes to drawing – I’m just a step or two above doodling stick figures – so thanks for taking this on!

  8. DalGoda says:

    I finally got to finish this episode today once people left my office. It was a glorious thing to behold. Great talk, and laughs a plenty. Thank you for entertaining me on a gray, rainy day.

  9. JetpackBlues says:

    @Curtis: Patty had an idea for a Hostful banner artwork – Chris, Jonah and Matt in silhouette like the Charlie’s Angels graphic (I’m going off the old TV show version). I’m attempting to dust off a bottle of creative juice and make her idea a thing. Hopefully I’ll have it done either tonight or over the weekend. Then just blindly submitting it to be used for an extra-explosive hostful episode.

  10. Curtis says:

    Fantastic episode. Talking about hecklers, you should ask Paul Tompkins or Kumail about the dude at Bumbershoot. It was glorious to behold.

    @Patty & JPB – Nerdist Angels? Wat?

  11. CXRengel says:

    I won’t be able to go to Comedy Mutant. I’ll be at RIOT seeing Maria Bamford’s & Jimmy Pardo’s show.

  12. Wildride says:

    GNU comedy — It’s alternative comedy, but open source.

  13. Billy says:

    Sean Patton & Ron Funches are feet!

  14. JetpackBlues says:

    @3ToF: Look out son, I’ve got a jumper at the door and he’s ready to pull his muddy parachute!

    @Patty: Don’t squee just yet.

  15. toonsmyth says:

    Was the 3-D effect on the title card intentional? Because it kinda’ works!

  16. three toes of fury says:

    Freaking HI-larious podcast….getting this many talented folks together sheds some light on the whip-smart-thinking of the comedians brain. There were several one-off premises that went on [email protected] tangents and built into serious chunks of funny. Also some laser accuracy call-backs. Looooved it and hoping that the Comedy Mutant tour is beyond successful.

    Peace & Skydumping aka Parapoopin aka “count to #2 and pull your ripcord”,


  17. Patty Marvel says:

    @JetpackBlues – SQUEEE!!!! :GIVES BIG SQUISHY HUGS:

  18. Admiral Kent says:

    Also, why was Bob Dylan sitting in as Ron Funches during the podcast?

  19. Admiral Kent says:

    Anytime pizza shows up on a TV show it almost always looks like cheap-shit chef boyardee box kit pizza: cardboard crust, a sneeze of cheese and watery sauce. We always refer to it as Rosanne pizza (based on the afore mentioned cheap-shit pizza the Connor’s devour during the opening credits).

  20. JetpackBlues says:

    I’m listening to this for the third time today. First to enjoy the hilarity, then to parse out the cross talk, and again to absorb all of it as a whole.

    I looped the Pete Holmes Chewbacca Schwarzenegger/Seinfeld bit & Ron Funches story nearly a dozen times.

    Is this what “The Green Room” that keeps getting mentioned is like? I should check the You Tubes for clips. I would love to hear one-off shows like this in the future, if they aren’t a pain to coordinate.

    @Patty: Trying to make your “Nerdist Angels” idea a reality. Stay tuned?

  21. Jake says:

    Why does it feel like deja vu? The beginning seriously felt like deja vu

  22. Patty Marvel says:

    Oh, only six. Sorry, assumed all seven guys from the Mutant show were there.

  23. Patty Marvel says:

    NINE comedians on one podcast? Holy shit, Batman!