Friday, October 16th — Boise, ID — Boise’s Morison Center for Performing Arts welcomed comedian, author, podcaster, television personality, and founder of Nerdist Industries, Chris Hardwick, currently on his Funcomfortable Tour, which has been making its way across the country over the past year. You may recognize Chris as the host of AMC’s Talking Dead, Comedy Central’s @Midnight, and former host of G4’s WebSoup. However, Chris Hardwick has been entertaining us with his quick wit and humor from the mid 90’s, be it acting in various roles, voiceover work, and even as MTV personality and host of Singled Out, along side Jenny McCarthy and Carmen Electra. Hardwick’s body of work is vast, and he has forged quite the entertainment empire embracing his passion for nerd-culture the Nerdist.com where you can find Nerdist Podcast Network, Nerdist News, Nerdist Presents , and hopefully the return, of All Star Celebrity Bowling!
The evening started with an opening performance from stand-up comedian, podcaster, and friend of Chris Hardwick, April Richardson, who has been a guest on Hardwick’s @Midnight show on Comedy Central, and had the audience rolling with her tales of relationship follies and hijinks, as well as growing up in the south. Be sure to check out and enjoy April’s hilarious podcasts. April Richardson will be opening for Chris Hardwick for the duration of his tour.
What’s amazing about Chris’ humor and delivery, is how down to earth he is, and how readily is able to take personal character flaw and other serious issues in life that we can all identify on some level, and turn it into something humorous with an optimistic outcome. Be it humorous anecdotal tales of the life and death of his well-humored father, former Pro Bowling champion, Billy Hardwick, to overcoming personal challenges, to getting through embarrassing moments as a teenager, some may think that sounds to be a bit heavy material for a comedy show, but I interpret Chris’ philosophy as basically ‘Hey, all this stuff happens to the best of us. You may as well laugh and learn, right?’, with his contagious humor shining through almost everything he says and does.