Comedian Chris Hardwick lands deal with GeekChicDaily, expands the Nerdist brand

Chris Hardwick performing at Punchline Magazine's 5th anniversary show in LA last year.

Chris Hardwick has been a busy beaver! Not only has he recently inked a pilot deal with BBC America based on his super popular Nerdist podcast, he’s also releasing a book in November, continuing on with his podcasting duties and and as Deadline tells us, that he’s just sold 50 percent interest in

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Comedian Chris Hardwick (Nerdist) lands BBC America deal

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

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