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Ryan Hansen Tells Us All About His New Crime Show Comedy

You know Ryan Hansen as the womanizing Dick Casablancas from Veronica Mars, or as wannabe-star Kyle Bradway from Party Down. But in his new YouTube Red comedy Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television* he….well you can probably figure it out from the title. He joined us on today’s Nerdist News Talks Back to tell us all about the show and some of his favorite past performances, but we also asked him about those “explosive” Nintendo Switch videos flooding the internet, and whether we should let Amazon into our house–literally.

Welcoming Ryan was host Jessica Chobot and Nerdist editors Alicia Lutes and Dan Casey, but before they talked about his new show they watched some of the clips making their way online of Nintendo Switch players finding elaborate ways to get enemies to destroy themselves. Does this make us want to keep using the system, or is the shine off the Switch?

They also discussed Amazon’s new Key service, a kit with a security cam and a “smart” lock that will allow their delivery people to get inside your house on their own. Is this creepy-sounding system just asking for trouble, or no different than using Uber of Lyft? Will we sign up for this?

But then it was time to get into Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television*, his new meta-online crime show comedy. Where did the idea for the series come from? How much of his character is based on the real him? What crime show parody was the most fun to do? And since it airs on YouTube Red, did it allow the show up to take more chances? Or were there some lines it wasn’t willing to cross?

As huge fans of Veronica Mars and Party Down, we just had to ask him about those shows too, like which of his past cult classic characters is his personal favorite, and is there a chance either gets a movie in the future? Does he prefer doing comedy? And if he could do a buddy cop film with anyone, who would it be?

Nerdist News Talks Back airs live every weekday at 1:00 p.m. PST on our YouTube and Alpha channels, so make sure you’re watching live and getting in on the conversation every day. And also make sure you vote in today’s Monster Madness poll!

We’re not always joined by Ryan Hansen, but we’re always here, waiting for you to arrive. But, not like the Amazon delivery guy. That…that’s creepy.

We still want to hear your thoughts on today’s show, so talk back to us in the comments below.

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