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Episode 314: Nerdist Podcast
Mark Hamill
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Nerdist Podcast: Mark Hamill

Mark Hamill is on the Nerdist! Chris and Mark recorded this in front of a live audience at the “BAFTA Los Angeles Behind Closed Doors Evening with Mark Hamill” and they discuss character acting versus playing yourself, funny foreign expressions, and a little film called Star Wars!

Thanks to BAFTA LA! Check out for more info!


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  1. Brian says:

    is this going to be uploaded to itunes so i can grab it there rather than have to stream it?

  2. David says:

    Mark Hamill’s full of surprises. He does great impersonations. Probably an obvious thing to say but it really f#cks me off he didn’t get better parts after Star Wars. Hollywood is so sickeningly wasteful. I’m glad he found his niche with voiceover stuff though.
    On a tangent, where the HELL did you find those English people – no-one here in Englad sounds like that. Did you beam them forward in time from a 19th century Surrey village? Way to reinforce the twee stereotype!
    Great interview – thanks guys.

  3. emmy says:

    that was the best spent time i have ever had!
    nearly died when i found out he did skips so push it in hubbies face i made him listen 2 lol.
    Awesome Chris

  4. Patty Marvel says:

    @Garrett – Really? I don’t have a problem getting this interview with Mark Hamil on my Android. Maybe there’s some sort of gremlin in the iPhones that hates Star Wars themed podcasts? Or maybe there’s some sort of protective pixie in MY smart phones that keeps the gremlins at bay, telling them “These are not the Androids you’re looking for. “

  5. Garrett says:

    Is there a reason (or fix) for why the Podcast app for my iPhone killed this episode? I starred to listen to this on my phone, just like every other episode, when abruptly it stopped and is now no longer available to download from the app.


  6. Green Gun says:

    Great interview Chris Hardwick. I believe you brought the best out of Mark. I was 8 when Star Wars hit the screens so you can only imagine my life-long fan experience. Hearing Mark allowed me to relive some incredible memories. I will check out more of your broadcasts.

    I have one question: Was Mark smoking off the set? The gravel he has in his voice is usually reserved for people who have been chewing through cigarettes for many years. Just curious.

  7. Stacy says:

    When he started doing Alvin’s voice in How to Train Your Dragon (I love that TV show AND the movie), that blew my freakin’ mind!! I mean, I’m a Star Wars fan, but I think I’m a bigger fan of HTTYD. That was SOOOOOO unexpected. ♥ ♥ ♥ it.

  8. Patty Marvel says:

    Hey, it’s the Pi episode! Who will be the guest on March 14th?

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