Talking Dead

Chris Hardwick

Chris Hardwick is a comedian, actor, TV host, author, musician, writer, producer, and podcaster. He is perhaps best known for his work on the two-time Emmy Award-winning Comedy Central show, @midnight, which he hosted throughout the duration of its 600 episodes. His widely popular podcast, Id10t, attracts some of the world’s most influential people including Sir Paul McCartney, Jordan Peele, Tom Hanks, Bill Gates, Jamie Lee Curtis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Joaquin Phoenix, Jodie Foster, and Kristen Bell. In 2019, he expanded id10t.com to include a merch portal for both licensed and original IP pop culture goods. Hardwick is also host and executive producer of NBC’s hit game show series The Wall, featuring everyday people and families competing for life-altering amounts of money in a game of knowledge, camaraderie, and luck. The series is currently airing its third season and was recently renewed for a fourth. He also serves as host of the Emmy-nominated Talking Dead, an after-show analysis of the iconic Walking Dead franchise, part of his extensive multi-year deal with AMC. On stage, Hardwick continues to solidify himself as one of today's top touring comedians and will hit the road again, this time incorporating music into his stand-up, for the “Wizard Guitar Tour” which will likely resume in 2021. Following his 2012 stand-up special called Mandroid, Hardwick toured his next show, Funcomfortable, in 2016 and shot a one-hour comedy special of the same name. Both aired on Comedy Central and are available on iTunes, Amazon, and cc.com. Hardwick’s own production company, also called id10t, has a first-look deal with AMC Studios where several projects are currently in the works. Broadening his production duties, Hardwick joins the Blumhouse family though a three-picture first-look deal. Additionally, the fanatical horror fan will step behind the camera for one of the films he’s set to produce, adding the title of director to his already extensive resume.   Hardwick resides in Los Angeles. 

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