Special Event: Chris Hardwick

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Fri, Jun 7, 2024
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Sun, Jun 9, 2024

Special Event: Chris Hardwick

Chris is the founder of Nerdist Industries, which has grown to include the Nerdist.com website; a premium YouTube channel (youtube.com/nerdist) with several hundred thousand subscribers; the Nerdist News daily e-newsletters; 1.9 million Twitter fans; a podcast network including the flagship Nerdist Podcast that averages 4.8M monthly downloads; and most recently The Nerdist, a comedy-variety talk show broadcast on BBC America.

Additionally, Nerdist hosts live events such as The Nerdist Podcast Live! and Course of the Force, an annual Comic-Con lightsaber relay in partnership with Lucasfilm LTD.

Chris Hardwick was born on the starship Enterprise and is the product of two red-shirts that quickly met their demise in a transporter lovemaking mishap. He was banished by the Federation to earth after "inappropriate conduct" on the holodeck with a computer-generated Buffy Summers. Since then, Chris has become a professional stand-up comedian and a self-proclaimed nerd. He is a writer for Wired Magazine and is the face of AMC"s first live after show Talking Dead, which airs as a platform to discuss the network"s highly rated show The Walking Dead.

In 2008, Chris founded Nerdist, a website and podcast devoted to all things nerd related. In 2011, Nerdist merged with GeekChicDaily to form Nerdist Industries with Hardwick serving as Founder & Chief Creative Officer and digital media entrepreneur Peter Levin serving as Chief Executive Officer. Their online presence includes a website at Nerdist.com, a premium YouTube channel (youtube.com/nerdist), the Nerdist News daily e-newsletters, 1.7 million Twitter fans and a podcast network including the flagship Nerdist Podcast which is also produced as a TV show on BBC America.

Nerdist hosts live events such as The Nerdist Podcast Live! and Course of the Force, an annual Comic-Con lightsaber relay in partnership with Lucasfilm LTD. In July 2012 Legendary Entertainment, the company behind such genre films as Inception, Watchmen, 300, Man Of Steel and The Dark Knight Trilogy, acquired Nerdist Industries. Hardwick and Levin serve as Co-Presidents of Digital for Legendary, in dual roles with their Nerdist positions. Nerdist Industries is headquartered at its theater space at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood, CA. Chris will be featured in a one hour stand-up special "Chris Hardwick: Mandroid" on Comedy Central in November 2012.


We are an 18+ venue.


  • General Admission seating is assigned on a first-come, first-sat basis as you enter the showroom. The earlier you arrive, the better your seats will be.

  • Reserved seats are assigned for you by management on the night of the show. They are the best seats available for your party size at the time they are assigned.

Please Note: We do not take seating requests and cannot guarantee seats in a specific location.


Instead of a drink minimum, we have a two-item per person minimum in the Showroom, which can be fulfilled with any food or drink items from the menu.

Please Note: Food and drinks purchased in our bar and lounge do not count towards the two-item minimum. Additionally, there will be an 18% administrative fee on all food and beverage purchases.


  • While we cannot guarantee seats together, General admission groups should arrive at least 45 minutes before showtime and enter the showroom as a group for the best chance of being seated together.

  • Reserved groups who purchase tickets in a single order will automatically be assigned seating together. Reserved ticket holders who purchase separately are not guaranteed seating together. Please see your email confirmation for details if your group purchased separately.

Please Note: Your group must enter the showroom together to be seated together. In addition, we do not take seating requests and cannot guarantee you seats in a specific location.


Yes! Dinner reservations are available before the 7:30 show on Friday and Saturday nights, and food and drinks purchased along with a pre-show reservation count towards the two-item minimum! Reservations can be made HERE.

Please Note: Food and drinks purchased in our bar and lounge do not count towards the two-item minimum. Additionally, there will be an 18% administrative fee on all food and beverage purchases.


All sales are final. We do not offer refunds or exchanges.


Yes. Call our box office for more information. We encourage all patrons who have a disability to reach out to us to make accommodations.


Ticket protection is insurance that allows you to cancel your order to receive a venue credit toward a future event. It can be added to most orders at the time of purchase but cannot be added after the order has been placed.

To redeem your Ticket Protection and receive a venue credit toward a future event, please send an email to protection@heliumcomedy.com with your order number no less than 24 hours before showtime.

Please Note: Cancelation requests received via phone, chat, or less than 24 hours before showtime will not be accepted.




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