|Stand-up comedian Actor Film director Film producer Screenwriter Singer Voice actor Comedian Television actor Podcaster|
|United States of America|
|AKA||Christopher Ryan Hardwick|
|Date of birth||Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, U.S.A.|
|Education||University of California, Los Angeles|
|Authority||Musicbrainz id IMDB id VIAF id Library of congress id|
Christopher Ryan Hardwick (born November 23, 1971) is an American stand-up comedian, voice actor, television host, writer, producer, podcaster, and musician. He is also known for performing with Mike Phirman in Hard 'n Phirm, hosting Singled Out, Wired Science, Web Soup, and Nerdist Podcast, and as the voice of Otis in Back at the Barnyard, replacing Kevin James.
As part of what Hardwick calls his "nerd media empire", he runs Nerdist Theater, an entertainment space at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles. In May 2011, Hardwick signed a deal with BBC America to host a pilot of a panel talk show for the network based on the podcast. The deal also included Hardwick doing intros and outros for BBC America's new Saturday night Ministry of Laughs comedy block of Britcoms.
On December 24, 2011, BBC America aired The Nerdist: The Year in Review, a comedy special hosted by Hardwick in Los Angeles. In August 2012, he hosted a special episode of The Nerdist on BBC America to "debate" the effects of time and space with other friends and celebrity nerds. Discography Horses and Grasses (2005) Mandroid (2012) Funcomfortable (2016) Filmography Film Year Title Role Notes 1997 Courting Courtney Tim 1998 Win a Date Evrett Short film 1998 Beach House Ross 1998 Art House Weston Craig 2000 Jack & Diane Jack Short film 2002 Jane White Is Sick & Twisted Burger 2003 House of 1000 Corpses Jerry Goldsmith 2003 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Engineer 2004 Spectres Sam Phillips 2004 Johnson Family Vacation Arson investigator 2005 Life Coach, TheThe Life Coach Milos 2009 Mother of Invention, TheThe Mother of Invention Drake Wooderson 2009 Halloween II David Newman 2010 Lego: The Adventures of Clutch Powers Bones (voice) Direct-to-DVD 2013 Booker, Catch!