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WTFridays: WEIRD AL Reveals the Secret NINE NERD OVERLORDS!

For years the rumors have been whispered from the corners of every fanboy blog and fangirl forum…is it true? Are they real? Are the Nine Nerd Overlords out there, controlling the destiny of every geek, nerd, and dweeb world-wide?

Join none other than Weird Al as he holds our very own Jessica Chobot as a captive audience so he can spill the truth about the secret cabal he himself is a member of! Can you handle the truth? Find out on today’s Nerdist News WTFridays!

Thanks for watching today’s show, be sure to catch Weird Al’s Mandatory World Tour when it comes through your town, and let us know in the comments below who you think the next Nerd Overlord should be!

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  1. Jason C. says:

    PSA: What makes the most sense to me concerning the order of this line up is this:
    Elon Musk: Industry and InventionJoss Whedon: FilmmakingGabe Newell: Video GamesGeorge R. R. Martin: Novels and BooksLisa Randall: ScienceNeil Degrasse Tyson: TV (or maybe TV Personalities)Neil Gaiman: Comic Books and Paintings (any art having to do with using your hands)Ian McKellen: Acting and Performance ArtsWeird Al: Music
    I’m guessing that Steven Hawking was in the Science category prior to Lisa Randall, and Stan Lee was in the comic category prior to Gaiman. I’m also guessing George Lucas was the prior to Musk, as opposed to the prior to Whedon, because of how everyone has always said he’s more a business man than filmmaker. Hoping Alton Brown is in the running for TV Personality slot.
    My suggestion I’ve seen no one mention yet is Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg replacing Gabe Newell, and Rick Riordan replacing Martin.

  2. Tinker Gnome says:

    My picks for Nerd Overlords: Patton Oswalt, Aisha Tyler, Stephen Colbert, Jonathan Coulton, Mayim Bialik, Danny Franco, Donald Glover & Chris Kluwe…

  3. you are missing Alan Moore from the list

  4. Vorian Atreides says:

    Alan Moore has to be on that list.

  5. Charlie says:

    Chris Metzen.

  6. Nathan says:

    New New Nerd Overlord Should Be AVGN. Makes sense, RIGHT?

  7. Alison says:

    Nathan Fillion, John Green, Felicia Day, and Wil Wheaton come to mind…

  8. xero says:

    NPH should be a member he’s the president of the international brotherhood of magicians 

  9. Drew says:

    Where is Bill Gates?

  10. SwanGore says:

    How has no one mentioned Gary Gygax?

  11. Halkhuda says:


  12. Ian says:



  13. PeteHerParker says:

    Kevin Smith, Seth Greene, Felicia Day. 

  14. Zens Not Zen says:

    If I suck up and kiss ass do I get a free car with an energon cube too?

  15. Person says:

    Stephen Hawking  and Hayao Miyazaki should definitely be on the list.

  16. Jerry says:

    Jk Rowling? (Harry Potter)

  17. Penni Hayes says:

    Kid President  (when he reaches age 35 & becomes “Grown-Up President”).

  18. Marcelo says:


  19. Bruce says:

    Me! I wanna be the next overlord!

  20. Jacob Foiles says:

    bill gates should be the overlord or notch from mine craft or weird AL yankovic’s daughter 

  21. jacob foiles says:

    bill gates

  22. gaurdianaq says:

    George Takei should be considered for the forbidden 10th position, the social media overlord!

  23. Marty Chambers says:

    At first I thought that this was an old video because of the stash. Now I know the stash is back! Loving it!

  24. Elizabeth Reber says:

    How about Stan Lee who shaped comics and mind sets with irrevocable stories and plus movie appearances on television, cartoons, and movies?  I sense a major overlord here!

  25. Stan Lee must be a retired overlord.

  26. frank says:

    Stan Lee ?

  27. frank says:

    Stan Lee must be a retired nerd overlord. He is still so cool though

  28. Ryan Voss says:

    I’d like to endorse Doug Walker as a nerd-overlord!

  29. Rod Sprague says:

    Can I get some help from the Nine? I have invented a fusor that will achieve practical break even (I think). I do not want it to fall into the wrong hands (people other than me).

  30. Michael says:

    Nathan Fillion and Ming-Na Wen! They are the nerd King and Queen after all……

  31. CJ says:

    Magnus Carlsen!!

  32. Erin says:

    You, Al! You should definitely be on that list! Also… what did you think of my book?

  33. Th Durv says:

    Mark Mothersbaugh is an especially secret nerd overlord, controlling huge swaths of the music that shows up in movies, TV, and video games. Plus, you know, Devo.

  34. Good list, but: No J.J. Abrams, Stan Lee, OR CHRIS HARDWICK?? 

  35. Watalulu says:

    Sara King, Sci-Fi author extraordinaire should replace George RR Martin.  To read her is to know her, love her, and accept her as your EO.

  36. Gregory says:

    Wil is an ass.

  37. Gamble says:

    He’s on a Boat

  38. Daryk says:

    I think the biggest nerd wrestler contender would have been Punk. Not sure about now, though.

  39. Devlerbat says:

    Well, he was in Princess Bride.

  40. guu says:

    The Hurricane (Gregory Helms) actually suited up, Bubba Ray, Spike and maybe Devon Dudley, Kane and Big Nasty.

  41. guu says:

    probably filming his cameo for the next marvel blockbuster