Born: November 23, 1971
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2013 Mandroid
2007 Horses and Grasses

Musical comedy

2007 Comedy Death-Ray

This album is a compilation, featuring multiple artists.

Specials (and other video)

2016 Chris Hardwick: Funcomfortable
2014 The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail Season 1: The One with the Worst Jobs

Showcase features multiple comedians.

2012 Chris Hardwick: Mandroid
2012 Mash Up

Series that combines traditional stand-up inter-cut sketch performances of the comedian's bits.

2011 Funny as Hell (Season 1)

Featured Multiple Comedians. Aired on HBO Canada.

2010 The Benson Interrruption

Hybrid where Doug Benson interrupts other comedians' acts

2010 John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show
2008 Comedy Central Presents Hard 'n Phirm

Musical comedy

2006 TBS Very Funny Stand-Up
2001 Premium Blend (Season 5)

Features multiple comedians

Books (by and about)

2011 The Nerdist Way


Chris Hardwick is a busy guy. He is the host of G4’s “Web Soup,” from the producers of the E! series “The Soup.” The show offers a fresh look at the best—and worst—moments from the week’s Internet mayhem and presents topical web videos and viral classics with tongue-in-cheek commentary. Hardwick also serves as a producer and writer.

In an effort to vanquish any downtime, he happily continues his duties as the resident Tech Correspondent on G4’s flagship program “Attack of the Show,” as a recurring panelist on “Chelsea Lately” and as a contributing writer for Wired Magazine. On the acting side, Chris is the voice of Otis the Cow on Nickelodeon’s animated series, “Back at the Barnyard” (for which he also freelance-writes) and appears in the Rob Zombie film “H2.” The remainder of his daytime activities revolves around maintaining his popular geek-lifestyle website, and sating his 300,000+ Twitter followers with useful tweets. With a schedule like this it’s no wonder he is currently writing a book on time management.

Originally from Memphis, Tennessee and the son of one of the greatest professional bowlers of all time, Hardwick moved to Los Angeles in 1988 and attended UCLA the next year. In 1990, he began to take an interest in comedy and joined the UCLA Stand-Up Comedy Club. In 1992, Hardwick was a contestant on the USA Network dating show “Studs.” This bizarre game show experience led to an audition for the short lived MTV series “Trashed.” Hardwick nabbed the job and when the show was swiftly canceled he was shifted to VJ duty for the summer ‘94 until he was ultimately reassigned to co-host “Singled Out” with Jenny McCarthy.

Stand-up became a full-time part of Hardwick’s life in 1999 and soon after he was invited to all the top comedy festivals. Hardwick has performed at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Bumbershoot in Seattle and the Vancouver Comedy Festival. As part of the musical comedy team, Hard ‘n Phirm, he returned to Aspen, the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and South by Southwest. Most recently, Hard ‘n Phirm wrote and performed the entire soundtrack to Rob Zombie’s upcoming animated film “The Haunted World of El Superbeasto.”

Hardwick has also been seen on Comedy Central; first in 2001 on “Premium Blend” and later on “Comedy Central Presents: Hard ‘n Phirm” in 2008. Hardwick’s other credits include “Shipmates” and “CSI” as well as the films “House of 1000 Corpses” and “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.”

Hardwick currently lives in Los Angeles and is scheduling time in his busy calendar to enjoy it.