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Baba Booey! Baba Booey! Nerdist Channel! Baba Booey!

The roster of luminaries at the Nerdist Channel is growing again: Please welcome Gary Dell’Abate, “Baba Booey” himself, to the Nerdist family.

You know Gary as the long-suffering producer of Howard Stern’s radio show, but there’s a lot more to him, and that’s what the new Nerdist Channel show They Call Me Baba Booey will be all about. Did you know that Gary has written extensively on audio and video gadgets and equipment for Sound and Video Magazine? Or maybe you’ve heard him show off his knowledge of pop culture trivia in those “Stump the Booey” segments on Howard’s show. That’s all going into the new series, which will feature Gary holding forth on the best new products, gadgets, and apps and on pop culture arcana from his own “man cave.”

The show’s being produced by Broadway Video Entertainment along with Nerdist Industries, and they’ve sent out a press release about it that includes a quote from Gary, who said, “I am very happy to be a part of the Nerdist family and channeling my inner geek with everyone there, and I am even more excited to join Chris Hardwick and Team Nerdist’s bowling team!,” and from Chris Hardwick, who noted, “In Gary’s other job, he is ridiculed for being an audiophile and a tech head. BUT NOT HERE AT NERDIST! We welcome him to our nerdly fold to work amongst his own kind, like Professor X welcoming a young mutant to the Xavier Institute.”

But wait, you say, didn’t Gary write a book? And wasn’t that book also called They Call Me Baba Booey? Why, yes, yes, he did. And to celebrate the launch of the new show, Nerdist News has three autographed copies to give away. You wanna win? The drill’s the same as with all the other Nerdist News contests we’ve featured: Click here to enter. Fill in your name and email and hit “Go” and you’re done (and if you’re not yet a subscriber to the Nerdist News email newsletter, entering will fix that right quick). The official rules are on that page, and the contest ends on June 12, 2012. So go enter, then keep an eye on the Nerdist Channel for the debut of They Call Me Baba Booey, coming soon. (And if you want to make sure you don’t miss it, click here and subscribe to the Nerdist Channel)

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  1. j over says:

    Get this MORON off the NET

    he’s a douche bag…………

  2. Alfred says:

    What channel will this show be on? I have Fios in NY and can’t find Nerdist Channel.

  3. Luanne says:

    Techno Beaver.

  4. Jake says:

    @jerodast, you could go to the youtube channel click video, click playlists, and it’s all sorted channels in the playlist section. It takes like one minute to find whatever your looking for.

  5. Josh says:

    Welcome to the Nerdist industries, Gary! Haven’t heard you since Howard’s 92.3 K-rock days here in NYC! Well, there was that one visit to Boomer and Carton… Anyway, I didn’t know you were such a nerd! And here I thought your tech savvy was limited to sybians only…

  6. DetailBear says:

    I second jerodast’s request.

  7. jerodast says:

    Guys…can you please, please break from YouTube tradition of throwing absolutely everything together in one channel, and create some way to subscribe (RSS would be fine) to shows individually? It is a huge pain in the ass picking through updates a channel with a massive output for the shows you actually want to see.

    And don’t act all offended that I don’t love every single one of your shows – you’re adding more every week, and with that amount, wanting to watch “only” 3/4 of them is still a huge time sink.

  8. Doug B says:

    That’s an awesome catch for the Nerdist Channel’s lineup! Welcome to the big leagues, Gary!

  9. Matt says:

    Mira Booey! Mira Booey! Big C’s Penis!!!!