Christopher Ryan "Chris" Hardwick (born November 23, 1971 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA) is an American television host, stand-up comedian, actor, writer, producer, podcaster, musician, and voice artist. He is the chief executive officer of Nerdist Industries, the digital division of Legendary Entertainment and which hosts various podcasts related to popular television shows. Chris also currently hosts the "@midnight" with Chris Hardwick, a nightly comedy-game show series that airs on Comedy Central.
On October 29th, 2009, Chris Hardwick performed stand-up comedy as the opening act for Cinematic Titantic Live! before a presentation of East Meets Watts at Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles. He also was credited in the "Special Thanks To" sections for the Cinematic Titanic presentations Danger on Tiki Island and East Meets Watts.
On August 24, 2012, Chris had Joel Hodgson feature as the guest on an episode of Nerdist Podcast (co-hosted by Jonah Ray). In that episode, Chris and co-hosts discussed Joel's conception of the show and the everlasting effect it had on many viewers including Chris.