You may not know his name yet... but you will. Nate Bargatze is gaining audiences in the comedy world for his rare kind of funny: the clean-cut kind!
With surely more to come, Nate has already had two specials on Comedy Central Presents, and has appeared multiple times on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. He was mentioned in Rolling Stone 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. Nate released his second album, Full Time Magic, in coordination with his Comedy Central Special in May 2015.
Nate is in Chicago for a few performances October 2 and 3 at UP Comedy Club. On The Dinner Party podcast on WGN Plus, I sit down with Nate, a Tennessee native, for some down-home, good Southern food. Over fried chicken, corn muffins, honey butter, garlic grits and sweet potatoes from Honey Butter Fried Chicken, Nate and I discuss how he came to comedy, some of the traits of a good comedian, the power of being funny and how he ended up so clean-cut. In short, we dish on just what makes Nate Bargatze such a funny guy.
To listen to The Dinner Party podcast on WGN Radio Plus, click here.