Nick Scarpino is all about two things: video games and nerd culture. In his career, he has worked for several entertainment companies on both sides of the camera. Nick is the founder of Kinda Funny, an online entertainment company, along with some of his friends who share his nerdship and his penchant for comic outbursts. Nick is also an avid podcaster and co-host of a number of podcasts under the Kinda Funny brand.
Who is Nick Scarpino?
Born on January 13, 1981, the full-bearded comedian is also the director, producer, author, and host of his comic online website and the “Kinda Funny” channels. Nick and his company are massively present on YouTube, Twitch, and Patreon and are followed by them. He graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film Studies from the University of California, Irvine.
In 2005 Nick Scarpino was hired by IGN Entertainment, where he initially worked as a video producer. Two years later he took over the role of Senior Video Producer and two years later that of Senior Supervising Producer.
In the same year, he became a production manager for the company’s video department. He also worked as a consulting producer for flash frame productions and layer media, a responsibility he held for over two years, culminating in March 2014 and 2015 respectively. He finally left IGN in 2015 to start his own business, having served as a production manager since 2014.
Nick’s online entertainment company had been drifting since 2013, but in 2015 he and his co-founding friends decided to devote all their time and effort to it. Nick, Greg Miller, Colin Moriarty, and Tim Gettys were all high-profile IGN editors and producers. Kinda Funny focuses on creating video content around topics such as comedy, television and film, and the video game culture. Occasionally they also touched on external topics ranging from snacks to politics. This played a major role in the hundreds of thousands of dollars they received in funding.
The capital for the foundation of “Kinda Funny” came in the form of donations from spectators and the financing of the membership platform Patreon. Nick and his friends created two main channels on YouTube for the company. The first is called Kinda Funny and focuses mainly on comedy videos. The other channel “Kinda Funny Games” is the video game arm of the company.
Show and The Somehow Funny Gamescast. In June 2017, Nick and his friends started co-hosting their third podcast. It is a daily live podcast of video game news called Kinda Funny Games Daily, produced for YouTube and Twitch. As a result, they also launched the Kinda Funny Morning Show podcast.
In March 2016, Nick Scarpino and Kinda Funny entered into a partnership with Let’s Play Network, which led to their partnership with Rooster Teeth Productions, also an online entertainment company. Scarpino also participated in the popular PIG game show Achievement by Rooster Teeth.
In addition, to live content on his online platforms, Nick has also appeared in several movies and mini-series such as Not Another Zombie Apocalypse in 2013.
Who is Nick Scarpino’s Wife?
Scarpino never misses an opportunity to be unconventional. Nick, who has often spoken about his inability to plan events, describes his wife as his polar opposite in this context.
In an episode of the GameOverGregg show on July 21, 2016, Nick tells how he proposed to his wife. He had decided to go broke to buy the perfect ring and came up with the idea that he and his then-fiancée should go on a trip. He booked an expensive hotel and made a dinner reservation. Just as they were getting dressed and about to leave the hotel room, he stopped and watched them for a moment.
He commented on her good looks and mentioned that one thing was missing. Then he got down on his knees and proposed.
Nick Scarpino often talked about how they were always careful to keep a sense of humor in their house. However, his wife doesn’t seem to get much time on the screen, as little or nothing is known about her except her relationship with her online celebrity husband.
Other Facts To Know About Nick Scarpino
- Scarpino initially wanted to make a career in computer science. But later he changed his mind and studied film science as his main subject.
- Nick Scarpino often talked about his wife’s sense of humor. Once he showed that he has great courage but is physically a wimp.
- Nick Scarpino has an older brother named Matt.
- He’s also an avid dog lover. He testifies to this in his Twitter biography.
- Nick once worked as a business manager for Duracell.