Nathanael Bargatze (/bɑːrˈɡɒtz/; born March 25, 1979) is an American comedian. His comedy is characterized by references to his family, comedic encounters, and life anecdotes.

Nate Bargatze
Bargatze in 2017
Born (1979-03-25) March 25, 1979 (age 45)
Years active2002 - Present
Laura Blair
(m. 2006)

Early life edit

Nathanael Bargatze was born in Nashville, Tennessee, on March 25, 1979, the son of Carole and Stephen Bargatze.[1] His father is a motivational speaker and magician.[2] Bargatze attended Donelson Christian Academy in Nashville, and Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tennessee.[3]

Career edit

Bargatze began his stand-up comedy career in Chicago[4] and later moved to doing comedy at The Boston Comedy Club in New York City. He has appeared on Conan[5] and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.[6] He was part of Fallon's Clean Cut Comedy Tour in 2013, also winning New York's Comedy Festival and the Boston Comedy Festival that year.[7][8] He wrote for the Spike TV Video Game Awards and has performed for American armed forces in Iraq and Kuwait.

He was mentioned by comedians Marc Maron and Jim Gaffigan as one of the top up-and-coming comics.[9][10]

Bargatze's first stand-up album, Yelled at by a Clown (2014), was on the Billboard Top Ten Comedy Charts for two weeks, peaking at No. 2.[11][12] He released his second album, Full Time Magic, in coordination with his Comedy Central special in May 2015.[13] In 2017, Netflix released a half-hour Bargatze special as part of The Standups.[14]

In March 2019, Netflix released an hour-long Bargatze special, The Tennessee Kid, shot outside Atlanta, Georgia.[15]

Bargatze began hosting a podcast called "The Nateland Podcast" in July 2020 along with Brian Bates, Aaron Weber, and Dusty Slay.[16][17]

His next stand-up special, The Greatest Average American, was released by Netflix in March 2021. It was filmed outdoors at Universal Studios Hollywood and was nominated for the 2022 Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.[18]

Bargatze was featured in an article for The Atlantic in 2021 which designated him "The Nicest Man in Stand-Up".[19]

In 2022, Bargatze voiced the side character Grady in the short Portal spinoff game Aperture Desk Job.[20]

Bargatze's stand-up special, Hello World, filmed at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, Arizona, was released January 2023 on Amazon Prime Video.[21]

On April 15, 2023, Bargatze drew 19,365 attendees to a performance at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, breaking the venue's all-time attendance record.[22]

Bargatze hosted Saturday Night Live on October 28, 2023.[23]

Personal life edit

Bargatze lives in Nashville, Tennessee. He married Laura Blair on October 13, 2006.[24][25] They have a daughter.[26]

References edit

  1. ^ "Nate Bargatze". Comedy Central. Viacom. Retrieved July 4, 2017.
  2. ^ "About". Stephen Bargatze. Retrieved 2021-09-11.
  3. ^ Podcast, The Nateland. "The Nateland Podcast - #119 The Dakotas". Google Podcasts. Retrieved 2022-10-28.
  4. ^ "Ep #22 - The Wife", Nateland, retrieved 2023-09-27 – via YouTube
  5. ^ "Nate Bargatze Stand-Up". Conan. April 8, 2013. TBS. Retrieved July 4, 2017 – via YouTube.
  6. ^ "Meet Jimmy Fallon's 'Favorite New Comedian' Nate Bargatze". Fusion Media Network. Archived from the original on August 1, 2017. Retrieved July 4, 2017.
  7. ^ "Jimmy Fallon's Clean Cut Comedy Tour". AEG Live. Archived from the original on November 16, 2013. Retrieved July 4, 2017.
  8. ^ Harris, Adam (January 19, 2014). "Episode 218 - Nate Bargatze". The Stand-Up Chronicles. Archived from the original on November 29, 2014. Retrieved July 4, 2017.
  9. ^ "Marc Maron Continues to Be a Statesman For Comedy". The Comedy Bureau. May 19, 2012. Retrieved July 4, 2017.
  10. ^ Gaffigan, Jim [@JimGaffigan] (March 18, 2014). "Go buy "Yelled at by a Clown" by @natebargazi Great comic. Best album cover ever" (Tweet). Retrieved July 4, 2017 – via Twitter.
  11. ^ "Nate Bargatze". Retrieved July 4, 2017.
  12. ^ Bargatze, Nate. "Nateland". Retrieved July 4, 2017.
  13. ^ "The World Premiere of 'Nate Bargatze: Full Time Magic' Debuts on Comedy Central® on Saturday, May 2 at Midnight ET/PT". Comedy Central Press. Comedy Partners. April 15, 2015. Retrieved July 4, 2017.
  14. ^ "The Standups".
  15. ^ "Nate Bargatze: The Tennessee Kid". Retrieved 2021-04-05.
  16. ^ "The Nateland Podcast on Apple Podcasts". Apple Podcasts. 2024-04-24. Retrieved 2024-04-28.
  17. ^ "Nateland Podcast". The Nateland Company. Retrieved 2024-04-28.
  18. ^ "Nate Bargatze's The Greatest Average American Is Destined to Be a Pandemic-Era Time Capsule". Paste. 19 March 2021.
  19. ^ Alberta, Tim (2021-09-08). "The Nicest Man in Stand-Up". The Atlantic. Retrieved 2023-02-12.
  20. ^ Livingston, Christopher (March 1, 2022). "Weaponize toilets in Valve's hilarious short game Aperture Desk Job". PC Gamer. Retrieved February 25, 2024.
  21. ^ "Nate Bargatze Will Greet the World in New Amazon Stand-up Special".
  22. ^ Baird, Brittney (April 17, 2023). "Nate Bargatze breaks attendance record at Bridgestone Arena". WKRN. Nashville. Retrieved April 17, 2023.
  23. ^ Rosenbloom, Alli (October 17, 2023). "Nate Bargatze to make 'SNL' hosting debut with musical guest Foo Fighters". Retrieved October 29, 2023.
  24. ^ Gleason, Holly (2022-07-20). "Everyman Comic Nate Bargatze Celebrates 20 Years in Comedy". Variety. Retrieved 2023-01-09.
  25. ^ "Inside Nate Bargatze's Life with Wife Laura and Daughter".
  26. ^ "Nate Bargatze on Instagram: "Happy 9th Birthday, Harper! We love you very much."".

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