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Episode 396: Nerdist Podcast
Eddie Pepitone
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Nerdist Podcast: Eddie Pepitone

The always hilarious Eddie Pepitone is finally on the podcast! They talk about the best way to defend your house against robbers, riding in cars with comedians, and his documentary The Bitter Buddha!

Watch Eddie’s movie The Bitter Buddha!

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  1. Patrick says:

    Can Eddie Pepitone, Jimmy Carr, and Ron Funches do a podcast where they all just laugh the whole time?

  2. alanso says:

    Found the history/LA talk interesting, especially the theory that it’s hard to see the history as the city formed in a rushed, organic, unplanned way.
    As someone from the side of the world that was annihilated and rebuilt by Vikings based vaguely around water/trading, I find American cities are too well planned out to feel historic/’cultural’ (in a European sense). Nothing beats driving down a road originally built for horses and having to take a hairpin bend around the ruins of an old house etc.

    That said, America has the disadvantage of being newer. And I really loved Hollwyood when I visited and enjoyed the history/culture.

    Apologies for the short essay

  3. Hope says:

    A great book about the weird behind-the-studio cemetery is the great Ray Bradbury’s _A Graveyard for Lunatics_.

  4. Steeb says:

    Someone should create a supercut of the laughter. I’m guessing it’s over 6 minutes long.

  5. M Wheeler says:

    Pretty funny but the range of volume was awful on this podcast. When Eddie was saying his Vicodin joke, “Come to think of it…” I couldn’t hear the punchline! And he said it like 5 times.

  6. Matt Mira says:

    I totally meant Peter Gabriel. Calm down everyone.

  7. Wildcat says:

    Oh, and please get Peter David on the podcast sometime. He’d be SO worth it! 🙂 🙂

  8. Wildcat says:

    Hi Chris! He did say Frampton, but I’m just ribbing him. 🙂 He was on the right track! Ask him about Dave Matthews cover of Sledgehammer, BTW. 😀

    Keep up the good work, all of you!

  9. Nichole says:

    Dax—>Dreft (?)

  10. Pete says:

    Trainspotting and Better Off Dead… Grosse Pointe Blank… mmmm… probably most things with John Cusak.

    Eddie would make a pretty good stand-in for The New Doctor’s old character from “In The Loop”, half mad trying to keep the world from splitting in two. Have that rage slow-boil to an explosive crescendo and tear the movie apart in the end, set, wardrobe, 4th wall, all of it. Monty Python style. That’d be tits.

  11. haley says:

    How are you guys coming up so short for dark comedies? Smh

  12. chris hardwick says:

    @Wildcat: what’s funny is I don’t remember him saying that. I’m sure he was picturing Peter GABRIEL in his head. I can’t think of two more disparate artists, but I would like to hear Frampton’s version of “Shock the Monkey” and Gabriel saying “Do you FEEL goooooood” through a talk box.

  13. Wildcat says:

    Peter Frampton?


    Oh, Matt Matt Matt Matt Matt…

    You get points for effort, though. 😉 😉

  14. Brian says:

    Staten Islander over here! Love the talk about this tiny Island..

  15. CXRengel says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so much.

  16. JetpackBlues says:

    Whoops, Google tripped me up.

    Circa 2012:

  17. JetpackBlues says:

    I contest that Chris nicked the “Crazy Gordon” bit from Peter Hardwick.

    Observe: circa 2001
    Versus: circa 2012

    I almost mistook Peter for an intense Eugene Mirman there for a minute.

  18. Larchmont says:

    How about people don’t walk down the street solely for your entertainment, so women of any age can wear whatever clothes they want to wear and your opinion on them is worthless

  19. Jack C. says:

    Yet another really awesome episode of the Nerdist podcast, with all of the comedy and fun the comes with a particularly funny guest. Shame Jonah Ray couldn’t be there. I wish him well in his endeavours. Eddie Pepitone was really great. Would love to see him on Talking Bad!

  20. Scott S says:

    Did Matt claim that Peter Frampton was the original singer for Genesis?

    The way Eddie repeats the last few words of jokes has always bothered me on Dana Gould’s show. He’s funny otherwise, but it bothers me when people repeat things like that.

  21. LJ says:

    The only dark comedy TV show I can think of is Pushing Daisies, but I know there are more. It’s been driving me crazy since I listened this morning! Do Picket Fences and The Practice count?

  22. sydney says:


  23. josh c says:

    I can’t believe Matt didn’t mention Death to Smoochy…by far the best dark comedy movie i’ve ever seen.

  24. Wildride says:

    Ah — Generic ringtones. Yeah, that would do better than writing a separate one for each person:


  25. Nichole says:


  26. amysrevenge says:

    Jesus. This is by far the hardest time I’ve ever had keeping it together at work listening.

  27. Kierstahd says:

    Shoulda had Eddie close the podcast yellin at us to enjoy our burrito.

  28. JetpackBlues says:

    I wish I could have seen Eddie during Sketchfest. Best I got was a glimpse of him wandering around with Peteypants outside Cobbs before Meltdown.

    The description of the graphic for the laxative ad had me laughing hysterically while driving in to work. Then I kept rewinding and playing it/laughing again. I would love to see that image go public.

  29. Matthew says:

    One of the best podcast I have ever heard. Laughing non stop.

  30. Kettu says:

    the league of gentlemen is great durk stuff

  31. Bryan says:

    My Favorite dark comedy is In Bruges, dark & hilarious. Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson,

  32. Kristoffer says:

    Eddie is the best house defense there is. I’d let him sit in my living room at night with a bat.