Know Your Nerds: Your Questions For Us Answered!
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Know Your Nerds!: Kristin
Admin: Kristin “Boss Lady” Elizabeth.
Hometown: Everywhere over the lovely state of Massachusetts.
Favorite Comedians: Where do I start? Top five from the top of my head: Larry David, David Cross, Steve Martin, Dave Chapelle, Sarah Silverman, and oh so many more.
Favorite TV Shows: Saturday Night Live, Parks & Rec, Mad Men, Party Down, and more.
Favorite Movies: Sound of Music, Ghostbusters, The Blues Brothers, Forrest Gump, and Clue.
Favorite Books: Anything by Simon Rich, and the Harry Potter series.
Music?: Just about everything, from The Beatles to Four Years Strong to Lil Wayne.
Greatest Achievements?: Making most of my friends look midget-esque when I stand around them.
Aspirations?: Exploit this cult to the masses while being successful professionally and comically.
Random Fact about self?: Favorite food is chocolate chip pancakes.
Know Your Nerds! - Talon
Admin: Talon Bigelow, twitter
Hometown: Bothell, WA, currently residing in Portland, OR
Favorite Comedians: Louis C.K., John Mulaney, Paul F. Tompkins, Matt Branoughler, Demetri Martin, Flight of the Conchords, DERRICK Comedy, BriTANick, Tina Fey
Favorite TV Shows: Scrubs, Community, 30 Rock, The Office, Parks and Rec, Breaking Bad, Doctor Who, Sherlock, SNL, Arrested Development, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Conan, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Masterchef,
Favorite Movies: The Avengers, Frost/Nixon, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Social Network, Mystery Team, Galaxy Quest, Anchorman, Shaun of the Dead, The Truman Show (just to name a few)
Favorite Books: Holes, Watchmen, Harry Potter, Bossypants
Music? Ben Folds, Childish Gambino, Gorillaz, basically anything but country. I have a lot of variety, mostly indie rock, a cappella covers, starting to get more into hip hop. Ben Folds is my favorite song writer though.
Aspirations? Actor, Director, Comedy Writer, SNL writer/performer, Late Night talk show host
Random Fact about self? I recently found out that I’m 3 degrees of separation away from Aubrey Plaza.
Know Your Nerds!: Danielle
Admin: The Hostess Who Posts the Mostess: Danielle “I exist” Romeo (see also: schwaggology)
Hometown: The Birthplace of Funk (the smell, not the music), New Jersey
Favorite Comedians: John Mulaney, Nick Kroll, Eugene Mirman, Louis CK, Morgan Murphy, Demetri Martin, Lisa Lampanelli, Janeane Garofalo, Patton Oswalt, etc. etc. etc. I could go on for days.
Favorite TV Shows: Community, Childrens Hospital, Parks and Rec, SNL, True Blood (yeah, I admit it.), Louie, The League, It’s Always Sunny, Freaks and Geeks, Scrubs, Arrested Development, etc.
Favorite Movies: Garden State, Moulin Rouge, Empire Records, Dazed and Confused, Romeo + Juliet (the one with Leo), Wet Hot American Summer, Elf, etc.
Favorite Books: You’re A Horrible Person But I Like You, Ant Farm (Simon Rich), Downtown Owl (Chuck Klosterman), Q&A (the novel they based Slumdog Millionaire off of- by Vikas Swarup), Candide (Voltaire), etc.
Music? yes please! Brand New, Rilo Kiley, Mumford and Sons, Electric Light Orchestra, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Eat World, Incubus, Elvis Costello, Belle & Sebastian, Elliott Smith, etc.
Greatest Achievements? telling Seth Meyers to enjoy his goat when he took pictures with everyone but me (that hooker who runs the site, Kristin, included) even though I was the one who called him over to our group in the first place after SNL one night
Aspirations? to someday be tall enough to reach the cookie jar, to live long enough to see Comedy Nerds become a huge global success, etc. y’know, the usual.
Random Fact about self? I write way too much when I answer things, but I’m sure you already knew that.
Know Your Nerds!: Kari
Admin: Kari “Loney” Rogers
Hometown: Alhambra, CA! Anyone? That’s what I thought.
Favorite Comedians: Andrew Daly, Patton Oswalt, Paul F. Tompkins, Louis C.K., Jen Kirkman, Norm MacDonald, The Whitest Kids U’ Know, Albert Brooks, Maria Bamford
Favorite TV Shows: Community, It’s Always Sunny, Mystery Science Theater 3000, all three Conans, Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, Man to Man with Dean Learner, any sketch show
Favorite Movies: Hot Rod, Back to the Future, Walk Hard, The Blues Brothers, Broadcast News, Little Shop of Horrors, most Apatow and Kevin Smith.
Favorite Books: Call Me Anna: The Autobiography of Patty Duke and Depression for Dummies.
Music? Brendan Benson, classic country, power pop, rockabilly, blues rock, garage, singer-songwriters, and probably a few other needlessly rigid genres
Greatest Achievements? A humor zine I wrote with my brother and dropped on the street in ‘09 that no one read - probably blown away in the wind or thrown away. How beautiful and futile life is!
Aspirations? To own a comedy venue.
Random Fact About Self? I am, in fact, random.