Host of Comedy Central’s Emmy Award-winning game show “@midnight,” Chris Hardwick is an actor, comedian, writer, producer and podcaster with a passion for all things pop culture. He hosts several hit talk shows on the AMC network, including “Talking Dead,” and the recently launched “Talking with Chris Hardwick.” Chris Hardwick is the founder and CEO of the digital media company Nerdist and host of the hit game show series “The Wall,” which airs Thursdays on NBC.
What was your first car?
My first car was a red 1985 Nissan Pulsar NX.
How did you acquire it?
My mom bought the car for $5,000 in 1988.
What is your favorite memory of the car?
Mom and I took it on an epic mom-and-son road trip from Denver to Los Angeles when we moved there my last year of high school. I had never driven that far before so it felt like sweet, sweet freedom! Also, I loved that the headlights on that model popped up when you turned them on and went back down when they went off again. Why don’t cars still do that???
What happened to it?
I used it as a trade-in in 1992 when I bought a brand new Nissan Sentra.