• Comedian Chris Hardwick (Nerdist) lands BBC America deal

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    Chris Hardwick, performing at Punchline Mag's 5th anniversary show at Largo in LA in Oct. 2010.

    Standard operating procedure in the online comedy world these days often involves a Tumblr account turning into a book deal or a Twitter feed turning into a television show. A new development with BBC America, though, offers another growing avenue for comedy: a podcast turning into a pilot.

    Hollywood Reporter tells us that Chris Hardwick has signed a deal with BBC America to create a panel-style talk show about all things geeky, derived from his Nerdist podcast. In addition to Hardwick, celebrity guests of any and all varieties will be featured on the panels to share their nerdy loves.

    As if this new venture won’t keep him busy enough, Hardwick will also be hosting BBC America’s Saturday night comedy block, beginning June 18. Get ready!

    Carrie Andersen

    In addition to writing for Laughspin, Carrie is a graduate student in Austin, Texas, where she researches popular culture, new media, music, and social movements. When not reading or writing in any official capacity, she spends her time playing the drums, watching crappy TV, and eating copious amounts of tacos and barbecue. She also blogs sporadically at carrieandersen.com.

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