Nick Scarpino is all about two things: video games and the nerd culture. His career responsibilities have seen him work for a few entertainment companies on both sides of the camera. Nick is the founder of Kinda Funny, an online entertainment company, along with a few of his friends who share his nerdiness and penchant for comic outbursts. Nick is also an avid podcaster and co-anchors quite a few of them under the Kinda Funny brand.
Who is Nick Scarpino?
Born on January 13, 1981, the full-bearded comedian is also a director, producer, writer, and host at his online comedic website and channels “Kinda Funny”. Nick and his venture maintain a massive presence and following on YouTube, Twitch, and Patreon. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies from the University of California, Irvine in 2002.
In 2005, Nick Scarpino was hired by IGN Entertainment where he started out working as a video producer. Two years later, he took on the role of Senior Video Producer and then Senior Supervising Producer two years after that.
In the same year, he became the Manager of Production for the company’s Video department. He also doubled 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 eventually walked away from IGN in 2015 to start his own venture after working as Head of Production since 2014.
Nick’s online entertainment company had been floating around since 2013, but in 2015, he and his co-founder friends decided to give it all their time and effort. Nick, Greg Miller, Colin Moriarty, and Tim Gettys were all high profile IGN editors and producers. Kinda Funny focuses on creating video content surrounding topics such as comedy, television and film, and the video gaming culture. They also occasionally touched on outside topics covering anything from snacks eating to politics. This played a big part in the hundreds of thousands of dollars they received in funding.
The capital for establishing Kinda Funny came in form of donations from viewers and crowdfunding on the membership platform, Patreon. Nick and his friends created two primary channels on YouTube for the company. The first one is called Kinda Funny and focuses predominantly on comedy videos. The other channel Kinda Funny Games is the video gaming arm of the venture.
The company also has two primary podcasts: The GameOverGreggy Show and The Kinda Funny Gamescast. In June 2017, Nick and his friends started to co-anchor their third podcast. It is a daily live, video game news podcast called Kinda Funny Games Daily, produced for YouTube and Twitch. They subsequently also started the Kinda Funny Morning Show podcast.
In March 2016, Nick Scarpino and Kinda Funny struck a partnership with Let’s Play Network which led to their partnership with Rooster Teeth Productions, also an online entertainment company. Scarpino has also contested on Rooster Teeth’s popular Achievement PIG game show.
Besides live content on his online platforms, Nick has also appeared in a few movies and mini-series such as Not Another Zombie Apocalypse in 2013.
Who is Nick Scarpino’s Wife?
Scarpino never passes on an opportunity to be unconventional. Nick who has often talked 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 opens up about how he proposed to his wife. He had decided to go for broke to buy the perfect ring and brought up the idea that he and his then-fiancee should have a getaway. He booked an expensive hotel and made dinner reservations. Just as they were dressed and about to leave the hotel room, he stopped and observed her for a moment.
He commented on her good looks and mentioned that there was one thing missing. He then got down on his knees and proposed.
Nick Scarpino has often talked about how they always make sure to keep the humor in their home. However, his wife doesn’t seem to get much screen time as little to nothing is known about her except her relationship with her online celebrity husband.
Other Facts To Know About Nick Scarpino
- Scarpino initially wanted to pursue a career in Computer science. However, he later changed his mind and majored in film studies.
- Nick Scarpino has often talked about his wife’s sense of humor. One time, he revealed that he has great courage but is a wimp physically speaking.
- Nick has one elder brother named Matt.
- He is also an avid dog lover. He attests to that fact on his Twitter bio.
- Nick once served as a commercial director for Duracell.