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Episode 192: Nerdist Podcast
Jim Gaffigan
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Nerdist Podcast: Jim Gaffigan

The hilarious and brilliant Jim Gaffigan returns to the show to talk about his new special, Mr. Universe, the growth of comedy over the years and eating healthy!

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  1. Courtney says:

    You guys really need to get Brian Regan on the podcast!

  2. Jim Gaffigan is one of those comedians I not only find incredibly amusing but one for which I feel a genuine desire to show support. In regards to the Nerdist Revolution, I think the Nerdist Network and YouTube channel will blow network executive brains out of network executive assholes. Pretty sure. Geek and Sundry, too, of course.

  3. Joe says:

    The same people that laugh and scoff at the stupid Obama e-mails that keep going around are the same people who feverishly forwarded the e-mails claiming that W. & Cheney planned 9/11 while eating Jewish babies.

    And Jim, I love that you question Fox News’ objectivity, but leave out the fact that channels like MSNBC & CNN are shills for the Democrats. Fox News does what they do because there are channels like MSNBC & CNN. Face it, you’re all just pissed that the libs media saturation is dwindling. The reason that you guys target and ridicule Fox News is because they dominate the ratings and you can’t have that. The reason that they dominate the ratings is because “right wingers” are the majority in this country, contrary to popular Los Angeles belief.

    Just bury your hive-minded heads in your iphones as California and the rest of the country gets flushed down the toilet. Do we even know what true freedom looks like anymore?

  4. Ben w says:

    I haven’t heard that song that plays while Chris does his intro in a long time, I must know what it is !!!

  5. Nathan says:

    Listened to this, then watched the sample from the special about whales and bought the special; well played sir.

  6. Dave says:

    When is the SF Sketchfest Nerdist with Dan Harmon going up?

  7. Samuel Powers says:

    Man, Tunica and Tupelo, MS mentioned randomly in the same podcast.

  8. Jon says:

    Oh Jim, you had me at $5. It sounded like he was apologizing for doing a smart thing. Most people know that this new model is beneficial for everyone except no talent shit heels who just happen to have money (producers).

  9. Three Toes of Fury says:

    (a 3ToF repost from another nerdist thread)….

    Thanks nerdist for the heads up on Jims new special!! i didnt know about it. i am STOKED by the business model that Louis CK and now Jim G have adopted. Im downloading “Mr Universe” as i type this. 5 bones is beyond fair for a shit-ton of laughs from a favorite comedian. By cutting out the middle man (im looking at you itunes) and other typical models ($>$20 dvd), our fav comedians can deliver their stuff for a great price and make a living. And i dont care what your stance is on illegal downloading, no one can say that $5 isnt a fair is. I hope this works as well for Jim as it did for Louis and we see more and more artists adopting this model. Its win-win.

    Thanks again nerdist for the heads up…i gots me some comedy to watch tonite thanx to y’all!!

    Peace .n. Beyond the Paleontologist.


  10. Justin says:

    Bedazzle your Docs! Unbelievable. I laughed loudly.

  11. Scott Jones says:

    I just like that Nine Inch Nails was mentioned 😀

  12. jamison says:

    I wonder if you can self release and sell for $5 what is stopping folks like Jim, Louis, Aziz, or your from self releasing and give it away for free and sell their/your own advertising.

  13. Michelle Maskovich says:

    Where’s Jonah? He hasn’t been on like the last 3??

  14. Corey says:

    I’m thinking ‘Breaking Bad’ as well, with a little dash of wishing thrown in.

  15. “There is a WEIRD ALgorithm that I know how well a bit does in certain rooms … ” — Chris Hardwick

    Nice shout out, Big C! 🙂

  16. pbnews says:

    I’m thinking the Albuquerque hint has something to do with ‘Breaking Bad’ (I think they’re starting to film Season 5 right around then). Maybe they’re doing a ‘Talking Bad’ thing or something?

    I hope I’m right — Breaking Bad owns.

  17. Rachel says:

    I clicked, even though I don’t need anything from Amazon at the moment. THERE ARE YOU HAPPY YOUR CORPORATE SELL OUT FATCATS? HOLLYWOOD ELITE? Or…uhm…uh…yeah.

  18. Dustin says:

    this will be the 100th Nerdist Podcast that i’ve listened too (i only listen to the ones where i’m familiar with the guests and the hostfuls/live shows). i’ve really enjoyed listening. here’s to another 100! 😀