COMIC BOOK CLUB LIVE Premieres on Nerdist YouTube Channel, April 2
Comic Book Club's new show, COMIC BOOK CLUB LIVE, will premiere on the Nerdist YouTube Channel (www.youtube.com/nerdist) on April 2, 2012. Based on Comic Book Club's live shows in New York City, the series will showcase hosts and the hottest guests discussing comics in a talk show format.
Comic Book Club is a rising force in comic book geek culture hosted by Pete LePage, Justin Tyler and Alex Zalben. The live show has been attracting sold-out audiences for over five years in New York City, featuring guests from SNL, 30 Rock, Superbad, The Daily Show, Eli Stone and all corners of the comic book world. Star-studded panels at San Diego Comic Con 2007 and 2008 were completely sold out. At New York Comic Cons 2008-2011, Comic Book Club served as the on-camera talent for popular geek culture news site www.Newsarama.com and interviewed hundreds of TV and film celebrities, along with comic book professionals.
LePage, Tyler and Zalben previously hosted The Stack, a web series on Next New Networks' comic book channel Pulp Secret. Running for over a year with a monthly viewership of 320,000, The Stack was Newsarama's primary video feature and during conventions garnered over a quarter million views.
Past guests include:
Joe Quesada (Editor in Chief, Marvel Comics)
Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live, Superbad)
Seth Meyers (Saturday Night Live)
Scott Adsit (30 Rock)
Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett (Mystery Science Theatre 3000, Film Guys)
Andrew WK (Rock Star)
Adam Rifkin (Writer/Producer/Director Detroit Rock City, National Lampoons Home Erectus)
Wyatt Cenac (The Daily Show)
Ed Brubaker (Captain America, X-Men)
Perry Moore (Executive Producer, The Chronicles of Narnia, Author: Hero)
Marc Guggenheim (Writer, ABC's Eli Stone, Amazing Spider-Man)
Bob Gale (Writer, Back to the Future trilogy, Amazing Spider-man)
Timmy Williams (Comedian, IFC's Whitest Kid's U Know)
The Nerdist Channel is a YouTube original channel launching April 2, 2012. The channel's nerd-centric content will span comic books, video games, movies, pop culture and more. Shows on the channel will feature well-known talent such as Harry Knowles, Neil Patrick Harris, Rob Zombie, Weird Al and Chris Hardwick himself. Nerdist Industries' partners in its premium YouTube channel include The Jim Henson Company, Broadway Video Entertainment and The Chernin Company.
Nerdist Industries is a multi-platform creator of genre and popular-culture content – a true next generation media company. Founded in 2008, Nerdist is the brainchild of comedian, author, podcaster and new media personality Chris Hardwick. In 2011, Nerdist and GeekChicDaily merged to form Nerdist Industries with Hardwick serving as Founder and Chief Creative Officer and digital media entrepreneur Peter Levin, co-founder of GeekChicDaily, serving as Chief Executive Officer. Nerdist Industries investors include Legendary Pictures, Mandalay Enterprises, Machinima CEO Allen DeBevoise, Japanese media juggernaut Yoshimoto Kogyo and Revolution Studio's Joe Roth. Nerdist Industries is headquartered at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood, CA.