king of the nerds RETURNS IN 2015
King of the Nerds RETURNS IN 2015

About King of the Nerds

About the show

Hosted by Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong, King of the Nerds is the ultimate nerd-off. The series will follow eleven fierce competitors from across the nerd spectrum as they set out to win $100,000 and be crowned the greatest nerd of them all.

King of the Nerds will take the glory of geekdom to a whole new level as the eleven competitors live together in "Nerdvana." Each week, they must face challenges that will test their intellect, ingenuity, skills and pop culture prowess. In each episode, the nerds will first compete as teams and then as individuals, facing challenges that range from live gaming to a dance-off to life-sized chess. One competitor will be eliminated each week until one nerd stands alone as the ultimate champion off all things nerdy.


The eleven competitors who will partake in this ultimate nerd-off are:

  • Alana, 26 Corning, N.Y. Live-action role player and comic fan who often uses onomatopoeia instead of adjectives.

  • Brandon, 25 - Nashville, TN - Vanderbilt University PhD student and aspiring neuroscientist who can also rap.

  • Celeste, 22, - Orillia, Ontario Speedcuber and professional gamer who specializes in first-person shooters, and whose favorite animal is the cougar.

  • Danielle, 23 Rome, N.Y. Game reviewer who has more than 100,000 subscribers for her gaming vlog and considers her appearance to be top of the charts at a "nerd 10."

  • Genevieve, 27 Studio City, Calif. Test-prep pro and young adult fantasy writer who thinks she hits all the right notes when expressing her feelings by singing original songs.

  • Hendrik, 26 - Somerville, Mass. MIT grad student who is researching the mechanical properties of the Martian polar ice caps and enjoys foraging for wild edibles.

  • Ivan, 27 Torrance, Calif. Game developer and fire dancer who loves dragons and zombies.

  • Jon, 22 Atlanta, Ga. Georgia Tech student who is obsessed with mathematics and theoretical physics, who also loves to rock out.

  • Joshua, 24 Los Angeles, Calif. Host and producer of geek-themed web show who was a former paranormal investigator.

  • Moogega, 26 Pasadena, Calif. Planetary protection engineer at NASA who received her master's degree and PhD by the time she was 24 and who considers herself the life of any party.

  • Virgil, 28 Pasadena, Calif. A master hacker studying brain science who loves colorful socks.