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The Nerdist Channel. Now A Thing!

Sweet buttery beans! YouTube announced today the creation of 100 or so new channels that are the result of partnerships with some very fancy individuals. I am EXTREMELY proud to announce that The Nerdist will take its place among the fanciness. The Nerdist Channel is a foundational partnership between ourselves, The Jim Henson Company, GeekChicDaily, and Broadway Video Entertainment, with strategic partners including Soapbox Films & The Chernin Group

“But Chris,” you say, “I have 7 YouTube Channels covering everything from yarn-bombing statues to cats in suds. How is this different from any of that??!” Excellent question. Smartly, YT is going to get behind these channels to create an offering of entertainment across a variety of video genres–everything from music to sports to cooking to pop culture (e.g., NERD CULTURE!). It has been my continuing goal with Nerdist Industries to create nerd-based content that I would want to consume myself, were I not making it. Sort of a “Nerd FUBU”, if you will.

This channel will give us the opportunity to create programming that would normally be crushed by the constraints of television (um, I still love and work in you, TV!). While we will certainly be producing more traditional long-form content, TV just doesn’t have a place for pieces from :30 to 7 min. Also, if you’ve ever gone through television development you know that it is a LONG process where a lot of the original creator’s voice usually gets lost along the way. This will be a perfect platform for maintaining the integrity of the artists’ vision while being able to turn things around efficiently to preserve freshness, like hot bread for your eyes. Beyond that, I couldn’t have asked for a more wonderful group of partners to manifest this shared vision. I know it sounds corny, but we really all came together under the idea of, “Let’s just be nice to each other and make cool stuff together.”

In the coming months you will see announcements begin to trickle out of our information spouts that will provide more of the whos and whats. Keep an eye here at Nerdist or sign up for the daily newsletter at

Enjoying the burrito!


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  1. ken says:

    I’m so happy I want to squeeze an old friend 

  2. Mike says:

    So good to know. Does this partnership with Broadway Video include content lingering in their archives?

  3. Mick says:

    Cool, but it’s kind of an overload! You’re oversaturating your target demographic. It’s hard enough to keep up with all the nerdy stuff we do anyway! Stuff will have to give way, and it’ll be your stuff!

  4. Ben Z says:

    No link?

  5. Gerry says:

    Dear Fam,

    Yes!! Nerd FUBU! You guys are definitely putting a nice spin on something that most of us have been made outcasts for.

    Marc Maron talked about how “nerd” is supposed to be a put down recently, and how he doesn’t think it should be a cool thing (Still love him though). Well, that’s where nerd FUBU comes in. “we can use that word. Not you”. We’re taking the negitave power from it.

    Support your fellow nerds, eradicate nerd hate!

  6. Robbie says:


  7. PapaFrita says:

    It has been a great honor to be a part of your rise to power.

  8. jenny says:

    Awesome news and congrats! Looking forward to some quality entertainment 🙂

  9. Taylor says:

    WaWaWeeWa! A reason to actually use YouTube! I greatly appreciate your creation of this “nerd-filter” for the internet Chris, and everyone at the Industries. Your site is my one stop shop when I want to be entertained.

  10. Wade says:

    Um, yay?

    Seriously, good for you. But man, I find it hard to get enough time just listen to the podcasts you guys are behind that I am interested in. And i really only listen to three of them.

  11. Austen_01 says:

    Omg, FUNBUN! That’s effin hilarious.

  12. Sarah D. says:

    Awesome! Congrats!

  13. Austen_01 says:

    Can we expect to see more nerdist episodes on this channel?

  14. Tzvi says:

    mmm, Nerd FUBU, should just be FUNBUN – For Us Nerds By Us Nerds.

  15. Lucy says:

    Nerdist combining forces with Jim Henson Company? So awesome! Can’t wait to hear more!

  16. Jac says:

    Nerd FUBU. Excellent.

  17. Dezrah says:

    Can’t wait to see what happens with this. Is this really going to be user-generated content? Where do we submit ideas/stuff? Is it going to be tied in with Node?

  18. Mike Karv says:

    Can’t wait!

  19. Murphy1d says:

    PS – Very inspiring WIRED article this month, well done sir!

  20. Murphy1d says:

    I smell a Nerdist video podcast! (well, not actually smelling it, cuz this is a laptop and the smell is more likely Cheetosis)

  21. Q-Dragon says:

    this is so amazing! it’s 1 of my life goals to contribute to nerdist in some way, maybe this will be my chance

  22. Jacky Dan says:

    whoa! can’t wait to see what come next!

  23. Jack says:

    Very exciting. I’m so happy for you.

  24. Randy says:

    When will we see The Nerdist Channel on XM Radio?

  25. JesseG says:

    I like things! Very happy for you that a Nerdist Channel is now one!

  26. Wesley Marshall says:

    So will the channel have contributors like the Nerdist site does? If so can people submit content (eg. Videos) after being viewed and approved?

  27. Becca Gleason says:


  28. Emily says:

    Can’t wait to see what you guys have in store for the channel! I’m sure it’ll be amazing

  29. CXRengel says:

    Awesome! Incredimazaballs! Congrats, you guys!

  30. Tony V. says:

    Congrats! This is a brilliant move! Can’t wait to see the nerdiness ensue.

  31. Brian E. says:

    Amaze Sauce!!!

  32. @waterfloor Looks to be FF Enzo Web, served up by Typekit.

  33. waterfloor says:

    Super exciting! (random q: what be the font ya use for the posts? it’s a delight to look upon.)