Originally from Old Hickory, TN, Nate Bargatze is a stand-up comedian following in the showbiz footsteps of his dad, a former clown turned world class magician. He has appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon twice, following four appearances on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. He appeared on Conan four times, was a recurring guest on @midnight, and had his own Comedy Central Presents in 2011. Off-screen, Nate was part of Jimmy Fallon’s Clean Cut Comedy Tour in 2013, and has does live shows for the troops in Iraq and Kuwait five times. He regularly performs at Bonnaroo, SXSW, Oddball Comedy Festival, and the JFL Montreal Comedy Festival, where he’s received critical acclaim multiple years in a row.
Nate was featured as one of Esquire’s Best New Comedians by Jim Gaffigan, one of Marc Maron’s comedians to watch in Rolling Stone, one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch” for 2015, and as #1 on Vulture’s 50 Comedians You Should Know in 2015. His debut one hour special, Full Time Magic, premiered on Comedy Central that spring, followed by his debut album, “Yelled at by a Clown,” which reached #1 on the iTunes Comedy Charts and remained on Billboard’s Top Ten Comedy Charts for weeks.
Nate’s Half Hour Netflix Special premiered on July 4th 2017 to rave reviews. He continues to tour across the country and internationally.