Nate Bargatze

Nate Bargatze

  • Born on March 25, 1979, in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Occupation: Comedian
  • Active Years: 2002 – Present
  • Spouse: Laura Baines (married in 2006)
  • Children: 1

Nate Bargatze is an American comedian known for his references to his family, comedic encounters, and life anecdotes. He was born in Nashville, Tennessee, to Carole and Stephen Bargatze. Nate’s father, Stephen, is a motivational speaker and magician. Nate attended Donelson Christian Academy in Nashville and Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tennessee.

Bargatze began his stand-up comedy career in Chicago and later performed at The Boston Comedy Club in New York City. He has appeared on Conan and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon multiple times. In 2013, he was part of Fallon’s Clean Cut Comedy Tour and won New York’s Comedy Festival and the Boston Comedy Festival. He has performed for American armed forces in Iraq and Kuwait and was mentioned by comedians Marc Maron and Jim Gaffigan as a top up-and-coming comic.

Some of his notable works include:

  • Stand-up album, “Yelled at by a Clown” (2014), which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Top Ten Comedy Charts.
  • Stand-up album, “Full Time Magic” in coordination with his Comedy Central special (2015).
  • Netflix special “The Standups” (2017).
  • Netflix special “The Tennessee Kid” (2019).
  • Netflix special “The Greatest Average American” (2021), which received a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album.
  • Stand-up special “Hello World” (2023) on Amazon Prime Video.

In July 2020, Nate launched a weekly podcast called “Nateland,” which discusses day-to-day meaningless issues, providing listeners with a mental break.

His comedy style is clean and relatable. He has been part of Jimmy Fallon’s Clean-Cut Comedy Tour and has performed live shows for the troops in Iraq and Kuwait multiple times. Nate toured with Chris Rock on the 2017 Total Blackout Tour and regularly performs at various comedy festivals.

Nate has been recognized as “The Nicest Man in Stand-Up” by The Atlantic Magazine and as a “Rising Star” by CBS Morning. He has been featured on lists such as Esquire’s “Best New Comedians,” Marc Maron’s “Comedians to Watch” in Rolling Stone, and Variety‚Äôs “10 Comics to Watch.”

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