I’m a HUGE stand-up comedy fan. I will choose stand-up specials over scripted TV every single damn time. When my husband is out of town and the kids are asleep, I put on stand-up comedy. I won’t waste my time watching a full special that isn’t funny, so you can trust me on this: Nate Bargatze‘s newest special is worth the time.
Wait, who is that guy?
Nate Bargatze is The Greatest Average American, you know him from Nate Bargatze: The Tennessee Kid in 2019 (the iced coffee and milk bit) which feels like a million years ago now. My first sighting of him was from Laugh Factory between 2012-2018 and then The Standups in 2017. Maybe you know him from Jimmy Fallon’s “Clean Cut Comedy Tour” in 2013 or his first album, Yelled at by a Clown in 2014, which made it onto the Billboard Top Ten Comedy Charts for two weeks.
He’s a slow talking, casual, self-deprecating, Man-child with an unapologetically base perspective with the MOST lovable and easy-going attitude. This is praise, not an insult, I like him. So casual that you could talk right over him in a live comedy show – likely not realizing he’s actually doing comedy up there. And he’s just so darn smart and funny.
But he cannot let go of the helicopters flying over the open-air show in Los Angeles while his special is being taped. He points it out constantly. He’s not a city boy.
Best special on Netflix right now: Intro by his daughter, throwing his friends under the bus, Zoom comedy fails, unrealistic elementary education standards (trust me, it’s funny), berating children, and a hotel waffle tutorial. It’s golden.
Ok, done with all that intro, how do I watch it?
- Watch on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/81248586
- Giggle more: https://natebargatze.com
- Oh sh*t, he has a podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-nateland-podcast/id1521693509
- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzAzMoLwjQTuyqu2QFFzvQQ
- For insta lovers: https://www.instagram.com/natebargatze/
If my favorite comic in the world reads this, I’m so sorry Mr Mulaney. But I miss your stand-up. I challenge you to blow this special out of the water. Right now. I Miss You.