Nerdist Pop Culture Panel Series NERDIST NEWS TALKS BACK Returns June 22

By Staff Reports Today, Nerdist announced the popular series Nerdist News Talks Back will return on their official YouTube channel. Beginning Monday, June 22, fans can join host Dan Casey (Nerdist News, Explainiac) and a rotating panel of experts, luminaries, and celebrities from the pop culture universe to abandon character limits and dig into fascinating discussions of everything (and anything)…Read moreRead more

Pastrami Nation Mega Podcast!

Welcome to Pastrami Nation’s Mega Podcast! Join Nolan, Jason, and a slew of amazing podcasters, reviewers, and guests from our eight-year history! We talk about pop culture during these COVID times, debate what franchise is doing better in 2020 (Star Wars or Star Trek), and learn about our amazing giveaways that end on May 13th!!!

Pastrami Nation Mega Podcast Set for May 9th- Celebrate and Win!

By Nolan P. Smith Editor On May 9th, we will hold the largest podcast we have ever had, with Pastrami Nation podcasters from throughout our eight year history joining us for our Mega Podcast!!! The podcast will be recorded and uploaded to YouTube and SoundCloud on the night of May 9th, with giveaways running until…Read moreRead more

TARDIS Beat Review

By Daniel Schwartz Contributing Guest Reviewer (Victor Valley)– Starsky and Hutch, Peanut butter and bananas, and Cable and Deadpool. Some pairings seem strange at first, but just appear to unexpectedly work. The most recent example of this is The Devastator’s Teen Beat and Doctor Who mashup, TARDIS Beat. With Doctor Who as the premise, Devastator…Read moreRead more

Outrageous Comedy TED 2 On Digital HD Nov 24 and Blu-ray Dec 15

  By Staff Reports Just when you thought it couldn’t get any more outrageous, Ted and his BFF are back in the hilarious, boundary-busting buddy comedy, Ted 2, coming to Digital HD on November 24, 2015, and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand on December 15, 2015, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The follow…Read moreRead more

Let’s Kickstart This! Help Bruce Campbell Fund the Last Fan Standing

By Nolan P. Smith It’s been awhile, but it’s time once again to shine the light down on another deserving Kickstarter project with the latest installment of Let’s Kickstart This time, we take a look at a trivia game show featuring one of pop cultures most iconic figures: Bruce Campbell. Here’s straight from the Kickstarter…Read moreRead more

Shake it Off Supernatural Style with The Hillywood Show and Nerdist Industries

By Staff Reports With the Mark of Cain consuming Dean’s soul, it’s time for the Winchester brothers to Shake It Off  in the latest parody brought to you by The Hillywood Show® and executive produced by Nerdist Industries. The devil is in the details of this Supernatural/Taylor Swift mash up written, directed, edited by, and starring our favorite sister duo, Hilly…Read moreRead more

Loot Crate and BOOM! Studios Reveal May’s Exclusive Variant Comic Cover

By Staff Reports What happens when you cross Star Trek’s Holodeck with the wacky irreverence of Frederator’s Bravest Warriors? You get Bravest Warriors: Tales from the Holo John, courtesy of BOOM! Studios. (Yes, the Holo John is exactly what you think it is.) And what better way to enjoy this fun, oversized comic adventure than…Read moreRead more

Ryan Reynolds Reveals that Deadpool Movie will be Rated-R in Style- Check out the Video!

By Nolan P. Smith The Merc with a Mouth has arrived… and on Extra! Revealed on Ryan Reynold’s Twitter (@VancityReynolds), fans got an awesome treat on April Fool’s Day as Reynolds shot a link to a very special Extra interview with A.C. Slater himself, Mario Lopez. Just watch the video and jump for joy, as…Read moreRead more

Jimmy Fallon Goes to Saved By the Bell's Bayside High in New Video

By Nolan P. Smith We got the bloated Belding… On the latest episode of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, the comedic hosts takes a trip to TV nostalgialand as he visits Bayside High from the memorable show, Saved by the Bell. In the video, Fallon remembers attending the high school with his “friends” Zach,…Read moreRead more

The Wedding Ringer Review: Ringing in the Laughs

Review by Nolan P. Smith (Victor Valley)— What if you were two weeks away from marrying the girl of your dreams and suddenly realized you have no best man, you have no friends, and at your wedding, you will look like a total loser? That’s the premise here for The Wedding Ringer, the new comedic…Read moreRead more

Epic Rap Battles of History: Steven Spielberg vs Alfred Hitchcock

By Nolan P. Smith The battle royal for directors is on in this battle! Check out Spielberg, Hitchcock, as well as some other iconic directors lyrically duke it out in another installment of Epic Rap Battles of History! Check it out! [youtube]

2014 in Review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 27,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 10 sold-out performances for that many…Read moreRead more

The Interview Review- Let Freedom Laugh

Review by Nolan P. Smith The Interview has been the most controversial movie of the year, as anyone who has followed the news knows. Planned for a December release, the film was postponed due to the nature of the film and threats that were made if the film were to be released; the film makes…Read moreRead more

Epic Rap Battles of History are Back with Season 4! Ghostbusters Vs Mythbusters!!!

By Nolan P. Smith (Victor Valley)– There’s something strange… in the neighborhood… who you gonna call? Epic Rap Battles of History!!! The guys are back with Season 4, and it’s about time! Here at Pastrami Nation, we have missed their special brand of parody meets awesomeness. For the season four kick off, we are treated…Read moreRead more

The Witcher Returns for Second Series: Fox Children!

By Staff Reports Following the critically acclaimed first series, The Witcher House of Glass, Dark Horse Comics and CD PROJEKT RED are set to bring fans a new adventure of Geralt of Rivia, the legendary monster hunter from the hit video game franchise The Witcher. From Eisner-winning writer Paul Tobin (Bandette, Colder) with art by…Read moreRead more

RiffTrax to Take a Comedy Bite out of Syfy’s Global Cult Sensation in “RiffTrax Live: Sharknado” this July

By Staff Reports Just when you thought “Sharknado,” a movie about mega-cyclones sucking up sharks from the ocean and hurling them onto land, couldn’t get any more absurd, the stars of RiffTrax have blown those expectations right out of the water and created a perfect storm of funny. The sidesplitting RiffTrax crew – Michael J….Read moreRead more

Epic Rap Battle of History: Superman Vs Goku

By Staff Reports On the heels of their hit video “Walter White vs. Rick Grimes,” which has received more than 10 million views since its debut on May 5, “Epic Rap Battles of History” (ERB), Maker Studios’ record-breaking series is back with its eighth battle of the season: Goku vs. Superman, featuring special guest Ray…Read moreRead more

Epic Rap Battles Of History: Rick Grimes Vs Walter White

By Nolan P. Smith The rap battle you never wanted to see is pretty amazing! I don’t know how I missed this one: check out the epic rap battle between The Walking Dead’s Rick Grimes and Breaking Bad’s Walter White. Extremely well done, I couldn’t help but laugh!!! Created by Peter Shukoff (aka Nice Peter)…Read moreRead more

Joking Bad- A Breaking Bad Parody by Jimmy Fallon

Damn! Fans of AMC’s Breaking Bad, just like all of us at Pastrami Nation, are sad to see the show end this Sunday. But before that happens, check out Joking Bad, a digital short by Jimmy Fallon! Look for certain cameo appearances, and a lot of pokes at the show… amazing video! [youtube=]

Pastrami Comics Review: Quantum and Woody #1

Review by Nolan P. Smith-Pastrami Nation Written by: James Asmus Art by: Tom Fowler Published by: Valiant Entertainment ( They are billed as the world’s worst superhero team. That’s a tough act to follow. In the 90’s, Quantum and Woody were in a league all their own. With the humor, the amazing characterization, the goat:…Read moreRead more


By Staff Reports Valiant is proud to announce that Quantum and Woody #1 has sold out at the distributor level and will return to store shelves on August 21st – with an all-new cover by rising star Emanuela Lupacchino (Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps, Archer & Armstrong)! “Quantum and Woody is the first title of the second Summer…Read moreRead more

Valiant’s Quantum and Woody #1 to have talking goat variant…no, really

How cool is this? Valiant Entertainment’s Quantum and Woody #1, rolling out to stores this July, already has tons of hype, as it is the return of the world’s worst superhero team, which happened to be one of the best books of the 90’s. Well, in addition to the other variant covers for the debut…Read moreRead more

Valiant Entertainment Teases World’s Worst Superhero Team for July

I think I know this one. Check out the teaser Valiant sent out for the World’s Worst Superhero team… that, combined with the color of the Valiant logo in the corner, leads me to believe that we are seeing the return of… Quantum and Woody!!! Yeah, only fans of the original series are going to…Read moreRead more

Valiant's Eternal Warrior Comes to Throwdown with Archer and Armstrong This December

It’s gonna be a slobberknocker, alright! Valiant Entertainment sent word out today that the “Wrath of the Eternal Warrior” will be heading on a collision course with the dysfunctional duo Archer and Armstrong this December. Family reunion? Yes, the kind where heads will roll. For those that don’t know, the Eternal Warrior is the brother…Read moreRead more

SDCC 2012: Costumes Around the Convention

You won’t believe the things I’ve seen. Check out some of the most unique, odd, and cool costumes we saw at SDCC! All pictures are by Nolan P. Smith and Jason T. Smith-Pastrami Nation. Tony Stark hit rock bottom at the con. Mega Men… Aquaman NEEDS water! An awesome Steampunk lady… A beautiful Ms. Marvel……Read moreRead more

SDCC 2012: Wired Cafe with Kevin Smith and more!!!

Photo Credit- Getty Images/Jerod Harris The stars all come out to Comic Con, and evidently to the Wired Cafe! As press, we were able to visit the Wired Cafe, which hosted many, many actors and talents, as well as a provided a moment to unwind from the madness of the con. No pictures outside of…Read moreRead more

SDCC 2012: The Return of Hellboy

Death only lasts for so long in comics. It’s only in the a.m, and the SDCC news is already rolling in. Our friends over at Dark Horse sent along the image above, announcing the return of Hellboy. Hellboy died last year, with teasers all pointing to Hellboy going to hell…looks like that’s the plan! Make…Read moreRead more

"The Star Wars That I Used To Know"- A Gotye "Somebody That I Used To Know" Parody

“You treat me like a Wampa and I feel so cold…” The uber popular “Somebody That I Used To Know” by Gotye has received a Star Wars parody treatment courtesy of Teddie FIlms. Gone are the lyrics of hurt and betrayal, replaced with a different betrayal: of turning ultimate bad ass villain Darth Vader into…Read moreRead more