I don’t know about you, but I’ve been mainlining stand-up specials for the past year. Anything to make me chuckle, y’all. And Netflix has had some really good stuff; Iliza Shlesinger, Ali Wong, Kevin Hart, Maria Bamford, Ari Eldjárn, Hannah Gadsby, and do damn many more it’s crazy in the very best way. Those are just a few of the folks I watched this week, but the list of top-notch comedians will keep you in giggles for quite a while. How do I know? Because I’m picky about my stand-up, so if I’m giggling, y’all are gonna giggle. (My personal favorite-favorite right now? Michelle Buteau’s “Welcome to Buteaupia”. Go watch it right now. Well, after reading this. Y’know what I mean.) So anyway, Nate Bargatze. His low-key situational comedy plus his fantastic drawl drew me in. And that feet under the covers thing? YES. I feel seen.
Tennessee-born comedian, actor, and podcast host Nate Bargatze is back with his second hour-long Netflix original comedy special, Nate Bargatze: The Greatest Average American. Nate reflects on being part of the Oregon Trail generation, meeting his wife while working at Applebee’s and the hilariously relatable moments of being a father and husband. The special was filmed outdoors in Los Angeles in October 2020. It was directed by Troy Miller, who also serves as Executive Producer for Dakota Pictures alongside Alex Murray, Tim Sarkes and Bargatze.
I can’t wait to check out the whole thing. I’ve got my popcorn and beer ready. netflix.com/NateBargatzeTheGreatestAverageAmerican hits March 18th. Let’s do this.