Chris Hardwick is a comedian, actor, TV host, author, musician, writer, producer, and podcaster. He is perhaps best known for his work on the two-time Emmy Award-winning Comedy Central show, @midnight, which he hosted throughout the duration of its 600 episodes. His widely popular podcast, Id10t, attracts some of the world’s most influential people including Sir Paul McCartney, Jordan Peele, Tom Hanks, Bill Gates, Jamie Lee Curtis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Joaquin Phoenix, Jodie Foster, and Kristen Bell. In 2019, he expanded id10t.com [id10t.com] to include a merch portal for both licensed and original IP pop culture goods. Hardwick is also host and executive producer of NBC’s hit game show series The Wall, featuring everyday people and families competing for life-altering amounts of money in a game of knowledge, camaraderie, and luck. The series is now entering its third season and will air later this year. He also serves as host of the Emmy-nominated Talking Dead (currently in its ninth season) an after-show analysis of the iconic Walking Dead franchise, part of his extensive multi-year deal with AMC.
On stage, Hardwick continues to solidify himself as one of today's top touring comedians hitting the road again in 2020, this time incorporating music into his stand-up for the “Wizard Guitar Tour,” which will hit 30 cities around the US. Following his 2012 standup special, Mandroid, Hardwick toured his 2016 show, Funcomfortable, during which he shot a one-hour comedy special of the same name. Both aired on Comedy Central and are available on iTunes, Amazon, and cc.com [cc.com].
Hardwick’s own television production company, Fish Ladder, has a first-look deal with AMC Studios where several projects are currently in the works. Broadening his production duties, Hardwick joins the Blumhouse family though a three-picture first-look deal. Additionally, the fanatical horror fan will step behind the camera for one of the films he’s set to produce, adding the title of director to his already extensive resume.
Chris resides in Los Angeles with his wife and soulmate Lydia Hearst.