Chris Hardwick is living the sweet life for a fan of geek and pop culture. As part of his Nerdist podcast empire, which caters to all brands of geek passions from science to comic books, he has bowled for charity with the cast of “Doctor Who” and interviews people such as legendary comic book creator Stan Lee. He hosts two talk shows based on two of the most popular shows on television – “Talking Bad,” which will end with the series finale of “Breaking Bad” on Sept. 29, and “Talking Dead,” which will start up again when “The Walking Dead” returns Oct. 13. In late October, he’ll host a celebrity-filled game show that targets social media called “@Midnight,” following “The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central. On top of all of that, he also gets to do stand-up comedy. On Friday, he’ll be performing at the Wilbur Theatre.
We spoke with him by phone about his impressive resume and what it means to be a nerd.