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Ryan Reynolds is the unofficial king of wit and smart-assery.  Making use of his exasperatingly charming and mischievous sarcastic humor, Reynolds joins Deadpool 2 cast mate Josh Brolin in a “Playground Insults” game for Scott Mills’ BBC Radio 1 program. No harm. No foul. Just an assault of amusing insults in jest… kinda like a Comedy Central Roasts but with good looking people.  (more…)

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All right folks, it’s time to get serious.  We’re only 7 weeks away from the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and while JJ Abrams and his team remained groin-grabbingly tight-lipped on plot details, that hasn’t stopped fans of all kinds from making their guesses as to what might happen in Episode VII.  Most fans, though, don’t have their own late-night talk show on which to spout their rhetoric; fortunately for us, Stephen Colbert does.

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It’s almost like we never abandoned you for two months.

Jeremy and Jason have returned, but where were they and who have they become?! Learn about their harrowing tale (busy working and playing Playstation) and also learn about their thoughts on Stephen Colbert‘s late night takeover, Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s takeover of The Apprentice, Batman V. Bourne, Godzilla V. King Kong, the almost Pulp Fiction cast, the unkillable Fantastic Four franchise, gritty Mary Poppins, sex bot ethics (RIP HitchBot), plus Donald Trump: herald of the end times.

DOUBLE BONUS PLUS: an all new, all nude edition of #TacoTalk. (more…)

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There are comedians and then there are comedic geniuses.  Comedians can make us laugh with a slight expression or even with the silliest of jokes.  Other comedians choose to take things to the limit and appear more than a bit manic on stage, and that excitement is contagious, spreading throughout the audience until even the sternest of critics has a stitch in their side.  These comedians feed on the energy that the audience throws back and the better that energy, the better the set.  Then, you have comedic geniuses.  These wonderful people push the boundaries of comedy, testing the limits, oftentimes with only their own humor in mind.  These pioneers aren’t concerned with audiences or even approval – they simply do what is funny to them, damn the consequences.  Stephen Colbert has just been promoted from “comedian” to “comedic genius”, thanks to a recent appearance on a local public access station. (more…)

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The teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released on Friday Nov. 26th and it damn near broke the internet (sorry Kim Kardashian you lose). In just 4 days it has been viewed 58.2 million times (via CBM). Beating out The Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer views of 50.6 million, the first look at J.J. Abrams‘ new Star Wars flick has cemented itself as the most viewed trailer in 2014.  Sufficed to say, the 88 second tease has awoken Star Wars fans everywhere. With reactions to the trailer ranging from utmost delight to the downright cynical and judgmental.

With the Star Wars franchise being such a cultural cornerstone, would you have honestly expected anything less? The discord, however, well… it’s just beyond anything you could possibly imagine. Star Wars brings out the very best and very worst of Nerd-dom.

Let us take a look at positive praise and love from film makers such as Kevin Smith, as well as arguments made by faux TV new pundit Stephen Colbert on that controversial new lightsaber. Then to round out this roundup of Episode 7 coverage, we have some Mark Hamil/Luke Skywalker talk (was he featured in the trailer?), and a (obligatory) parody video. (more…)

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[Editor’s Note: This op-ed has been republished with permission from Kabooooom!, the views expressed are solely those of the author and not Nerd Bastards.]

#CancelColbert. The absurd, innocuous hashtagavism that began in the backlash to a poorly chosen, out of context tweet by the Comedy Central-run Twitter account associated with The Colbert Report, has succeeded. Colbert has been canceled. (more…)

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Welcome to the festival of light that is The BastardCast, unfortunately the chicken wing coupons that we sent out are expired. Sorry, but hey the #TimeChallenge continues, we sorta have have Star Wars new. Plus the finer points of the great May 6th, 2016 Sophie’s Choice of movie blockbuster weekends that DC/Marvel have set up for us and the worst audition tape ever for a late night TV talk show (but it is for basic cable, so we still have a chance!)

On the show this week we talk about the funny and informative topics, like: (more…)

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Suey Park wept.

In a triumph for those of us who actually understand how satire works (as well as how Faux Outrage is something to be ignored), Stephen Colbert has been announced by CBS as the replacement for David Letterman, following the late night staple’s retirement in 2015. The deal Colbert has signed is reportedly for five years, thus ending his decade long run at Comedy Central anchoring one of the best pieces of televised satire ever conceived on The Colbert Report.

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