'The Nerdist' Announces More Big Guests Including Jon Hamm and Zach Galifianakis

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April 5th, 2013

The Nerdist Joesph Gordon Levitt

via press release:

BBC AMERICA’s THE NERDIST ANNOUNCES MORE BIG GUESTS

Jon Hamm, Zach Galifianakis, Joe Manganiello, Eliza Dushku and more

to hang out with Chris Hardwick in the first season of The Nerdist

 

On the heels of BBC AMERICA’s premiere of the new Supernatural Saturday line up, today more big names have been announced to join Chris Hardwick on his all-new comedy-variety talk-show The Nerdist, premiering Saturdays at 10:00pm ET. This week, Chris, along with Matt Mira and Jonah Ray, grill The Walking Dead creator, Robert Kirkman, on the differences between his graphic novels and the television show, and what storylines he’d change in the comics if he had a do-over.

 

Guests announced today for this season include: Jon Hamm, Zach Galafianakis, Eliza Dushku, Joe Manganiello, Betsy Brandt, Jack McBrayer, Ben Schwartz, Kumail Nanjiani and Morena Baccarin; along with standup performances by Paul F. Tompkins, Maria Bamford, Rory Scovel, Katie Crown and Joe Keckler.

 

Previously announced guests include: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg, Dominic Monaghan, Elijah Wood, Matt Smith, Katee Sackhoff, Tatiana Maslany, Michael Rooker, Guillermo Del Toro, Gillian Jacobs, Robert Kirkman, Buzz Aldrin, Karen Gillan, Bobak Ferdowsi, Jenna-Louise Coleman; and standup guests, Ron Funches, Rob Hubel, Kyle Kinane, Matt Kirshen, Natasha Leggero and Paul Scheer.

 

EPISODE TWO – SATURDAY APRIL 6, 2013 – 10:00PM ET/PT

Guests Include: From The Walking Dead, creator Robert Kirkman and actor Michael Rooker, celebrity correspondent and Doctor Who alum Karen Gillan and stand-up by comedian, Kyle Kinane.

 

EPISODE THREE – SATURDAY, APRIL13 – 10:00PM ET/PT

Guests Include: From Mad Men, actor Jon Hamm, Breaking Bad’s Betsy Brandt, and stand-up by comedian Rory Scovel.

 

EPISODE FOUR – SATURDAY, APRIL20 – 10:00PM ET/PT

Guests Include: From The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and The Hobbit, actor Elijah Wood, House of Lies, actor Ben Schwartz, actor Kumail Nanjiani, and stand-up by comedian Katie Crown.

 

EPISODE FIVE – SATURDAY, APRIL27 – 10:00PM ET/PT

Guests Include: Golden Globe®-nominated actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Community star Gillian Jacobs, and stand-up by comedians Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel.

 

EPISODE SIX– SATURDAY, MAY 4 – 10:00PM ET/PT

Guests Include: 30 Rock actor Jack McBrayer, actress Eliza Dushku and stand-up by comedian Joe Keckler.

 

EPISODE SEVEN – SATURDAY, MAY 11 – 10:00PM ET/PT

Guests Include: Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, systems engineer Bobak Ferdowsi and stand-up by comedian Maria Bamford.

 

EPISODE EIGHT – SATURDAY, MAY 18 – 10:00PM ET/PT

Guests Include: True Blood star, Joe Manganiello, from Homeland, actress Morena Baccarin and stand-up by comedian Paul F. Tompkins.

 

EPISODE NINE – SATURDAY, MAY 25 – 10:00PM ET/PT

Guests Include: Pacific Rim writer and director Guillermo del Toro, actress Katee Sackhoff and stand-up by comedian Ron Funches.

 

SEASON FINALE

EPISODE TEN – SATURDAY, JUNE 1 – 10:00PM ET/PT

Guests Include: This Is the End writers and directors, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, actor and comedian, Zach Galifianakis, and stand-up by comedian Natasha Leggero.

 

 
  • TV Gord

    I watched the first one, and I felt as though viewers had been taken by a ‘bait and switch’ scheme. It was promoted as though Chris would be speaking on the panel with Matt Smith and Craig Ferguson (who know each other), but it turned out to be a short segment with Matt’s head on a video monitor and if Craig Ferguson was there, I missed him.

    I’m not sure I want to be fooled a second time.

  • erik2690

    Matt Smith and Craig Ferguson? They were on the pilot episode about a year or more ago. It aired. That must be what you are thinking of.

  • TV Gord

    erik2690, yes, I saw that later, when I checked for an episode guide. That was the show that was listed in my online listings and the one that was promoted here in Canada.

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