Christopher Ryan "Chris" Hardwick is an American stand-up comedian, actor, screenwriter, producer, musician, podcaster, television host, emcee, and voice actor. Hardwick is best known for performing with Mike Phirman in Hard 'n Phirm, hosting Singled Out, Wired Science, Web Soup, and Nerdist Industries, and as the voice of Otis in Back at the Barnyard, replacing Kevin James. In 2011 he began hosting Ministry of Laughs, a BBC America Britcom block, and Talking Dead, a live hour talk show on AMC. In August 2013, he began hosting Talking Bad, a live half-hour talk show on AMC.
Hardwick currently hosts @midnight, a nightly comedy series on Comedy Central. He is also the voice of Craig in the Nickelodeon series Sanjay and Craig.