Nate Bargatze | Schubas | Stand-Up | Chicago Reader

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When: Sun., July 20, 8 p.m. 2014

When he's given a second to ramble about Vanderbilt football, it's clear that there's nothing comedian Nate Bargatze loves more—and that steadfast loyalty is a testament to how genuine and down-home he is on a stage. A good ole boy from Old Hickory, Tennessee, Bargatze is refreshingly untouched by the influences of New York and LA, where he's spent recent years doing comedy. He keeps a natural, calm demeanor—and a sweet southern accent—as he lets you in on his life story. It just so happens that his life story has a lot of punch lines. Bargatze's debut album, Yelled at By a Clown, tells a story with its title. A chunk of the record is spent recalling what it was like growing up with a professional clown for a father ("Do you know how confusing it is to get yelled at by a guy with a smile painted on his face?"), though he's quick to assure the crowd that his dad has a real career now—as a professional magician. Continue reading >>

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