You wouldn't know it to look at Chris Hardwick, with his boyish good looks and his scruffy, hipster look, but he is a nerd. No, not a music nerd or a comedy nerd, or any other genre-inspired cute way of calling him a fanatic; Chris Hardwick is a Star Wars-quoting, Doctor Who-loving, technology-driven nerd. With a capital N. Along with sidekicks and fellow nerds Matt Mira and Jonah Ray, he has hosted the popular comedy podcast The Nerdist for the past couple of years which BBC America is now going to turn into a television show. Hardwick also has a book, The Nerdist Way, coming out in the fall. He hosts Web Soup on the G4 network, appears regularly on Chelsea Lately and Late Night with Craig Ferguson and writes for Wired magazine. He does all of that, yet he still made the time to take his stand-up act on the road, and he hits the Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville Ave., on Saturday. Call 214-824-9933 or visit granadatheater.com for more information.
Sat., June 11, 7 p.m., 2011