Category Archives: Essential Viewing

In Case You Missed It

Ben Wyatt is the resident nerd on NBC’s Parks & Recreation.  This week he told us why Game of Thrones couldn’t get cancelled, and then he bought a Batman costume. It was pretty much the coolest thing he’s done so far.

 

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Snuff Box Finally Hits the US

Rich Fulcher & Matt Berry

Are you ready to have your world rocked by comedy? If you answered yes, I’ve got just the show for you. In 2006 the UK aired one of the most bizarre shows ever put on tape. It’s called Snuff Box and stars Matt Berry (IT Crowd, Mighty Boosh) and Rich Fulcher (Mighty Boosh), who play a hangman and the hangman’s assistant, respectively. The format is where it can get a little confusing. It’s a mix of sketches and story, but it’s not a straight sketch show or sitcom.

The first thing you should know about Snuff Box is that it’s not for everyone. The characters aren’t likable, the sketches are pretty vulgar, and sometimes you’ll wonder how any of this ever made it to air. This is definitely not a show to watch with your kids, or your parents, or the friends you don’t know too well. It could get weird.

Snuff Box is out on DVD in the US today for the first time, but it’s not available on Netflix, so how do you know if you’ll like it before you buy it? If you like the style of South Park, Stella or Mighty Boosh, you should check out Snuff Box.

While some aspects of the show are completely off the wall, others are quite mainstream. Rich Fulcher’s Rapper With A Baby song, for example, has a pretty broad appeal. (NSFW though, F-Bombs ahead)

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“It’s an Illusion Michael”

So last night I paid a visit and ten dollars to the Nerdmelt Theatre at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood to watch a magic show!  Justin Willman of “Cupcake Wars” fame performed and hosted this event along with juggler Lindsay Benner, magician Darek Hughes, and Comedian Dan Levy. The show was hilarious and amazing, as well as hilariously amazing!  For a taste of Willman’s act, check out his magic reel:

Apparently they do the magic show once a month.  You should definitely check it out if you have an opportunity.  The Nerdmelt theatre was established by the fine folks at Nerdist as a space for up and coming and professional nerds to share in their passions with one another.  Meltdown Comics is also a very impressive store in its own right.  Head on over to Sunset sometime if you want to get a taste of a Nerd’s nightlife.  There’s usually stuff going on every night and it usually doesn’t cost more than ten bucks.  Bring change for the parking meters out back.

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AVENGERS ASSEMBLE!

I don’t know how long this link will stay active, but the first official Avengers trailer went live this morning.  Go ahead and stop whatever you’re doing, and prepare to give your eyes and ears much pleasure. -Aldrin

 

Edit here is the trailer for those of you who don’t like links.

Also, NERDGASM!!!!!! OMFG, I have the energy to go on living. -Adam

I am your conduit

ICH BIN EIN NERD

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Behind the Scenes

Tonight, we recorded our very first podcast! It was an exciting moment for all of us.

Podcast will be posted ASAP! (After we finish editing and as soon as we figure out how to get it up on the internets!)

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