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Episode 282: Nerdist Podcast
Eric Idle, Eddie Izzard,…
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Nerdist Podcast: Eric Idle, Eddie Izzard, Billy Connolly and Sophie Winkleman

Comedy LEGENDS Eric Idle, Eddie Izzard, Billy Connolly and Sophie Winkleman sit down with Chris and Jonah to talk about their new project What About Dick?, share some stories from their various comedy careers, and just be insanely hilarious!

Download What About Dick?, tomorrow, Tuesday, November 13th!

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  1. John McEuen says:

    I produced Steve Martin’s The Crow album, arranged the music, played on 7 cuts various instruments.. My brother Bill produced his first 4 albums in the ’70’s, and t.v. specials. I was the one who went to high school and worked in Disneyland with Steve, and introduced him to my brother, who managed him and eventually produced The Jerk, Martin’s 1st film and several others. Jus’ sayin’.

  2. Dan says:

    And thanks for not having Russell Brand!

  3. Dan says:

    I need a transcript, there’s too many people. Amazing you got all these guys together. i would have been frozen with fear too like Jonah!

  4. joe anon says:

    Hey around 47: you are right they are a bunch of nerds and I loved this.

  5. Sebastian says:

    Hey everybody, hi Chris,

    if I’m not wrong then Eddie mentioned Michael Mittermeier on this episode. I made a mental note to come here and give you some info about him because I’m German and he’s German. And since I also make a point in reading all the comments first I saw that you said there are no comedy specials in Germany. But oh there are. A ton. We do have comedians, Michael being one of them. He got his big break with his one hour special “Zapped” which is about TV. It even has a red shirt joke in it so he can be considered VERY nerdy – about TV. And that was in 1996 (!)

    Here’s his Wikipedia entry
    (you might want to check the German page as well and mangle it into English via Google translate).

    He was so extremely successful that he got in some kind of identity crisis, feeling that he might only be funny in Germany – that’s what Eddie mentioned. He went to New York and to my chagrin basically came up with a new hour that felt like a copy of “Joe’s Appartment”. But hey, what can you do.

    He might not be ideal for the Podcast but maybe he’s someone you might want to get to know to broaden your comedy horizon Chris. I for one would LOVE to know him but I wouldn’t for the life of me know how to manage to do that. And since I’m vicariously living through you make it so!

    Great episode by the way, I hope you can get Eddie back to speak about Mockingbird Lane or something (maybe also a good way to get O’Connell on the podcast together with wilw) because I think there’s so much he could give your readers he just hinted at, talking about his non-religion, his language prowess and Transvestites punching asinine assholes in the face 🙂

    Anyway, keep up the good work, and again: Happy Birthday!

    (Steve Martin told me to say that)