I was a Chris Hardwick fan before I knew I was a Chris Hardwick fan. I watched MTV’s Singled Out when he was the host, and he was the best part, but I’ve become an even bigger fan since he started moderating panels in Hall H at Comic-Con. However, that’s only a small part of the many things he does. In addition to his wildly popular Nerdist podcast (which he founded), Hardwick does stand-up, TV series, and much more.
I got to speak with Hardwick on the phone yesterday, and we talked about his involvement in YouTube’s Geek Week, dealing with extortionist patent trolls and how that relates to podcasting, the experience of moderating panels in Hall H, looking back at Breaking Bad and his upcoming talk show on AMC, Talking Bad, how it will compare to Talking Dead, the SXSW film he’s helping to distribute, Zero Charisma, how much he loved BioShock Infinite, and much more. Hit the jump to check out the interview.