Wil Wheaton reads “In Defense of Nerds”, written by 20 year old Wil, at W00tstock. Photo by Doug Luberts. Creative Commons Attribution License.

W00tstock came rolling into San Francisco’s Marines Memorial Theater last Friday night, as part of the 12th Annual SF Sketchfest, The San Francisco Comedy festival. This year’s edition, labelled “W00tstock Founders’ Night: The Re-Foundering”, featured Wil Wheaton, comedy music duo Paul and Storm (Paul Sabourin and Greg “Storm” DiCostanzo), and Mythbusters’ Adam Savage, along with special guest Chris “The Nerdist” Hardwick, in an evening of nerdy music, jokes, and well,  more nerdy jokes and music.

How nerdy, you ask? At one point in the evening Hardwick broke out in a first-person singular declination of the Latin verb Amare, to love, and almost everyone in the audience knew exactly what he was doing.

These are our people.

The evening ended with all five artists on stage for what is possibly the longest version of “The Captain’s Wife’s Lament” in the history of, well, ever.

It’s always having these guys in town for a show, and having the added bonus of Chris Hardwick just made for a very special W00tstock.