Hardwick's Mandroid is coming out on DVD and CD tomorrow, January 22nd, via Comedy Central Records. The DVD is uncensored and the audio CD is extended..…
Hardwick's latest DVD and CD release is Mandroid, a live comedy special that was filmed in New York in February 2012 and broadcasted on Comedy Central last November. The hour plus special was finally released a few weeks ago on Comedy Central. If you saw the broadcast, you'd be happy to know that the DVD/CD is completely uncensored and extended.
What I like about Hardwick is that he's quick on his feet. You can see his wit in action on various live shows, so you know there are a million funny things exploding in his head all the time. Unfortunately, on this DVD, Hardwick has to tell pre-written jokes and sometime his performance seems forced. Particularly on the sex jokes or when he's just bullying hipsters! It's funny, but Hardwick has a "nerd" reputation, that it just feels wrong that he's suddenly "cool" on stage.
The other problem that I think might not appeal to normal people, is that you really have to understand (or love) nerd culture like sci-fi, Harry Potter, Atari 2600, to really appreciate Hardwick. While geeks, like me, think that "make it so" joke to be funny, it might not be funny to people who don't know Star Trek: The Next Generation.
I learned a lot watching Mandroid, mostly animal jokes from Hardwick. Hamster can cum when they're excited. Sharks' anus and vagina are the same. Humans and apes can't have offspring. Who knew that Hardwick is so versed in the animal kingdom?
If you like nerd culture, check out Chris Hardwick's Mandroid. The DVD and CD are out now via Comedy Central. If you a massive Hardwick fan, then do yourself a favor and get both formats, because the CD contains new or extended jokes.
If you want to see Hardwick live, he is appearing at "Gilda's Laughfest" in Grand Rapids, Michigan on March 15th. He'll also be taping a new Nerdist Podcast Live at the Fountain Street Church on the same date.
Chris Hardwick at Skirball Center for Performing Arts, New York (02/12)