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Episode 453: Nerdist Podcast
Taran Killam
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Nerdist Podcast: Taran Killam

The awesome Taran Killam comes on the podcast to reminisce about buying comic books as kids, auditioning for SNL, and his new comic book The Illegitimates!

Find out more about Taran’s comic book The Illegitimates!

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  1. Leper says:

    Have him on again and this time talk about the nickelodeon days! YOU EVEN TALKED ABOUT DAWSON’S CREEK BUT DIDN’T MENTION HIM IN MOODY’S POINT!!!

  2. Kali Sakai says:

    You guys, that Hydra part just slayed me. I’ve re-listened to it several times–hilarious! Another charming and insightful podcast!
    I’ll say it again, you guys have the best demeanor and set the tone for an honest and infinitely interesting chat. Thanks so much and I hope you get your burrito sponsor. Personally, I think the best one is in Seattle at El Camion.

  3. arsnof says:

    What the hell was his joke about Bond? He says it super fast with Chris talking over him and immediately goes into his acceptance speech. I’ve rewound, like, seven times and still can’t get it.

  4. NotMF says:

    Taran’s Weekend Update character Jebidiah Atkinson is pure gold. The more he offends the audience the better it is.

  5. Thunderbird says:

    I, uh…um…I…had no idea he was married to Cobie Smulders. Is there a mailing address for sending in my nerd credentials? Thanks.

  6. Nichole says:

    Best Burritos EVER – Roburittos, a local chain in PA

  7. Nichole says:

    I remember the VHS rewinders haha. Also, the drop down screen for movies in planes.

    Also, I was so surprised to see Taran in 12 Years a Slave. I couldn’t believe it was him at first until I looked it up! So random.

  8. billy says:

    Great podcast with Taran Killam. He is one of my favorites on snl now. Hope we see more of him on show maybe on big screen. Now if you guys could get Kate McKinnon on that would be awesome.

  9. Erin says:

    Love him!!! I didn’t really notice him until he had that Robyn video, but from then on he’s been one of my fav snl guys!

  10. michelle says:

    this was great!

    other terms for masterbation can be “takin care of business”
    and “pet the cat” (for girls).

  11. chris says:

    Looking forward to the comic!

  12. Spencer says:

    I can’t download this, my iTunes is fucking up and suddenly what takes 1 minute takes two fucking hours. Is this happening to anyone else?

  13. Andrea Aka Fred says:


    …and that is the point in the podcast that broke me… well basically the entire hydra conversation lol
    Great podcast, as always 😀

  14. Rozzie says:

    I was once on a flight where the Roots were in first class. I used the front bathroom, then subsequently broke the door on it and waited for a large Polish flight attendant to finish yelling at me and break the door open. I got out and Questlove looked at me like I was a fucking idiot.

    Never using the front bathroom again.

  15. ArchieLeach says:

    Could this mean we’re also getting a Cobie Smulders podcast soon?