Rank #1: Paul Rudd
Paul Rudd (Clueless, Wet Hot American Summer, Ant-Man) talks with Chris about Paul becoming part of the Marvel world, the art of offensive jokes, and coming from a funny family. They also bond over having deceased fathers and talk about his role as Ant-Man!
Rank #2: Jim Gaffigan #4
Jim Gaffigan returns to the podcast for a fourth time! He and Chris talk about their favorite venues to do comedy in, how Jim unintentionally pissed off the craft beer enthusiasts and how angry people got at him for it. They also talk about Jim's wife getting sick, the importance of seeing the world and his newest special Noble Ape!
Rank #3: Andy Samberg Returns
Andy Samberg (SNL, Lonely Island, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) returns to the podcast to chat with Chris, Matt, and Jonah about SNL sketches that never got made, being able to go to fancy celebrity parties, and a movie idea. Then they riff ideas for him to do while hosting the Emmys, they talk about his character in HBO's 7 Days in Hell, and he teases The Lonely Island movie!
Rank #4: Chris Pratt and Colin Trevorrow
Chris Pratt (Parks and Rec, Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurassic World) and Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed, Jurassic World) talk with Chris and Matt about what they think of Back to the Future 2, how life has changed for Chris since losing weight and how social media changes the way actors are perceived. Trevor also talks about what made him want to make Jurassic World and how they developed Chris’ character in the movie!
Rank #5: Bryan Cranston (TWCH)
Bryan Cranston joins Chris on AMC’s Talking with Chris Hardwick for the extended talk about his book A Life in Parts, Breaking Bad and more!
Rank #6: Jack Black
Jack Black returns to the Nerdist! He chats with Chris and Matt about their favorite tv shows, Jack gives them a few riddles and they talk about deciding to get married. They also talk about Festival Supreme and Jack's role of R.L. Stine in Goosebumps!
Rank #7: Seth Green Returns
Seth Green returns to the podcast! He and Chris talk about their toy and nerd culture collectibles, how they were lucky to marry people who understand how nerdy they are and his time as the Cha Ching guy. They also talk about how nerd culture has changed, making his movie Changeland and how he came up with the story and the new season of Robot Chicken!
Rank #8: Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino (director, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill) chats with Chris and Matt about going to Comic-Con back in the day, what movies inspired him as a kid and how he turns everything he reads and sees into a movie in his head. He also talks about his process while directing and writing, things that almost made it into his movies and what to expect with The Hateful Eight!
Rank #9: Seth Rogen #3
Seth Rogen returns to the Nerdist Podcast! He chats with Chris and Jonah about working into old age, the upcoming season 3 of Preacher and what projects Seth wants to do that he hasn’t done yet. Seth also talks about making The Disaster Artist, why people are so obsessed with The Room and the mystery behind the director Tommy Wiseau!
Rank #10: Rob Lowe
Rob Lowe (The West Wing, Wayne’s World, Parks and Rec) talks to Chris about the first time they ever met, tips for a successful marriage, and being an actor in the '80s. They also talk about Rob’s wish to be in a western, Parks and Rec getting nominated for an Emmy, and his new show The Grinder!
Rank #11: Seth Rogen Returns
Seth Rogen (Freaks and Geeks, Knocked Up, Superbad) returns to the Nerdist to chat with Chris and Matt about doing improv in high school with Nathan Fielder, why Canadians are good with American comedy and coming up with the idea for This Is The End. He then talks about his experience pitching Sausage Party, co-creating Preacher and being a productive stoner!
Rank #12: BIG ANNOUNCEMENT THING
Times they are a-changing! But also a-staying the same. A-listen, won't you??
Rank #13: Daniel Radcliffe
Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter series) returns to the Nerdist to talk about his love of @midnight, how he is lucky to work with such great people and getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! They also talk about growing up filming Harry Potter, choosing what projects he wants to do and his new film Victor Frankenstein!
Rank #14: Anna Kendrick Returns
Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect, Up In The Air) returns to the podcast to talk about killing house plants, what inspired her to write a book Scrappy Little Nobody, and how honesty translates to actors and writers. They then get in a deep conversation about how they take care of themselves, making themselves better people and their affects on the people around them!
Rank #15: Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig (James Bond series, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) chats with Chris and Matt about Matt's obsession with the James Bond clothes, TV shows in Britain and how felt when he first took the role of James Bond. They also talk about how he put his own spin on Bond, Matt's podcast James Bonding and what he sees himself doing in the future!
Rank #16: Owen Wilson
Owen Wilson (Wedding Crashers, Zoolander) chats with Chris about The Net, his fascination with nutrition and how Bottle Rocket changed he movie making process. They also talk about the Zoolander sequel, collaborating with Wes Anderson and his new movie No Escape!
Rank #17: Sir Patrick Stewart Returns
Sir Patrick Stewart returns to the Nerdist podcast! He talks about messing with people on set on Next Gen, whether or not Captain Picard had a sense of humor and how the idea for Blunt Talk came alive. They also test Matt’s knowledge of Next Gen, his friendship with Sir Ian McKellen and how he became comfortable with being bald!
Rank #18: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Returns
Joseph Gordon-Levitt (500 Days of Summer, The Dark Knight Rises, 3rd Rock From The Sun) chat with Chris and Matt about how he came up with the name for HitRecord, his idea for a choose your own adventure film and even sports! Joseph also talks about researching for the Edward Snowden movie he just filmed and how HitRecord and Pivot came to be!
Rank #19: Will Ferrell Returns
Will Ferrell returns to the Nerdist podcast! Will and Chris talk about bad imitations of actors, his work with Funny or Die and being a parent. Will also talks about performing on stage rather than movies and he talks about his new movie The House!
Rank #20: Norm Macdonald
Norm Macdonald (SNL, The Norm Show, stand up) talks with Chris about their favorite late night shows, they tell horror stories of network testing and Norm talks about his Larry King impression. Norm then talks about offensive jokes, what it was like writing on SNL and his new book Based on a True Story. Norm also asks everyone some philosophical questions!