Chris Hardwick is best known for his popular Nerdist podcast. He's also the host of AMC's "Talking Dead" show. What fans may not know is that the host is also a seasoned stand-up comedian. His first ever one-hour comedy special, "Mandroid," will premiere on Comedy Central on Nov. 10.
For a veteran of TV, which included hosting gigs on MTV's "Singled Out" and PBS' "Wired Science," as well as stand-up both solo and with Mike Phirman, why did it take so long to do a one-hour special for Comedy Central?
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I've been doing stand-up since '98, and I didn't want to do a special until I thought I was ready. In that time I took a break from stand-up to do a musical comedy act called Hard n' Phirm. It happened in 2008, and after we finished that, we both started doing our own acts again. So from 2008-2012, it really took a few years to rebuild my act again for the special. It was really just taking time to do other things in the mix.