Chris Hardwick is busy hosting new Comedy Central game show @midnight, but he’s apparently not too busy for a round of bowling with one of his fellow late night hosts. On the latest episode of the Nerdist Channel‘s All-Star Celebrity Bowling, Hardwick’s team of geeky dudes goes up against Jimmy Fallon and his Late Night gang.
Fallon’s team consists of his head writer, A.D. Miles; his announcer, Steve Higgins; and the leader of his pit band (The Roots), Questlove. Hardwick’s team is an impressive one in its own right, as it includes comedian Seth Herzog, musician Jonathan Coulton, and (because why not) astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson (who previously hosted a video version of his Star Talk podcast on Nerdist). Apparently, Tyson does a much better job mapping the origins of the universe than a bowling ball’s trajectory down the lane.
It’s the first new All-Star Celebrity Bowling episode in over a month, which is a shame, because All-Star Celebrity Bowling is great and should be on all the time. A highlight of this episode is Tyson’s massive biceps. Where did he get those from?
As you can see, Team Fallon puts up a valiant fight only to fall short. This seems like an impressive result against a bowling wizard like Hardwick until you remember that the last group to take their rolls against Team Nerdist–Team Cornetto Trilogy–obliterated the All-Star Celebrity Bowling record with 546 points. Close but no cigar, Late Nighters. Maybe you guys should try being a little more British next time.