There are nerds, and then there are "Nerdists." A "Nerdist" is, more specifically, an artful nerd. He or she doesn't just consume, he or she creates and innovates.

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By: Chris Hardwick

Chris Hardwick is an actor, host and comedian who founded Nerdist Industries, a digital media empire that has spawned numerous offshoots, including an improv school and live performance theater in Los Angeles, dozens of pop culture-related podcasts, an entertainment news website, among other entities.