Chris Hardwick is probably hosting a TV show or podcast as you listen to me introduce him here. Four nights a week, Hardwick hosts the comedy game show @midnight on Comedy Central. Sunday nights you can watch him Talking with Walking Dead cast members and everyone else on AMC. He also hosts a primetime game show for NBC, The Wall.

Hardwick currently serves as founder, CEO, and creative head of Nerdist Industries, a media empire under the Legendary Digital Network that encompasses a website, youtube channel and podcast network, including his own Nerdist podcast that receives millions of monthly downloads.

He’s come a long way since co-hosting Singled Out on the MTV. In fact, he’s throwing his own comedy and music festival, ID10T, this weekend in Silicon Valley. You probably want to find out how he did it. So let’s get to it!