Hailing from Old Hickory, Tennessee in suburban Nashville, Nate Bargatze
is a standup comedian known for his midtempo drawl and easygoing humor about the small challenges of everyday life. Bargatze
was working as a water-meter reader when he and a co-worker decided to quit their jobs and move to Chicago to pursue careers in comedy. They arrived in the Windy City in 2002, found work at a local bar, and enrolled at the legendary improv hub Second City, alma mater of many of their favorite Saturday Night Live cast members. Bargatze
quit after a few months, deciding that what he really wanted to do was standup comedy.
He relocated to New York City and spent the next several years honing his material and skills nightly at the city's comedy clubs. He was eventually booked on Late Night with Conan O'Brien in 2008 and again in 2009, and his reputation continued to grow. After winning both the New York Comedy Festival and Boston Comedy Festival in 2010, he got his own Comedy Central Presents special in 2011. His debut standup album, Yelled at by a Clown, was released by Aspecialthing Records in September 2012 and reached number two on the Billboard Comedy Albums chart. More late-night spots on shows such as Conan and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon followed, and Bargatze
played himself on comedian Marc Maron
's scripted series Maron in 2014. His second album captured his Comedy Central one-hour special Full Time Magic
, and was released in the spring of 2015 by Comedy Central Records. It topped the Billboard comedy chart.
- Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime
- No drink minimums!
- 21+ for all shows.
Lineup Subject to Change Without Notice
Look who showed up. So happy you made it!
Here’s a little bit about me. I love the Vanderbilt Commodores.
My father is a former clown turned world-class magician, and I have followed his footsteps into the entertainment business.
But listen, I’m not just trying to tell you about my one hour special Full Time Magic or that I have appeared multiple times on Conan and Fallon while being one of the first comedians to perform on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. Did I go on Jimmy Fallon’s Clean Cut Comedy Tour?
Yes. But you already knew that!
Who cares that I performed at Bonnaroo, SXSW, Moontower, etc. You did too.
And yes, I was on three WTF podcast episodes, but so was the President of The United States. (he only did one.)
Really loved performing for the troops in Iraq and Kuwait over five times.
I was mentioned in Rolling Stone Magazine by Marc Maron as a “comic who should be big” and in Esquire by Jim Gaffigan as “one of the top up and coming comics.” My first album, Yelled At By A Clown made it to number two on Billboard Top Ten Comedy and my most recent special Full Time Magic made it to number one. What’s that? Yes, I am one of Variety’s ten comics to watch of 2015. But hey, this isn’t all about me. How are you doing?