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Nathan Fielder: How the Cult Comedian Rules the Outer Limits of Awkward

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Andy Greene, writing for Rolling Stone:

    Television has never seen anything quite like Fielder, who grew up in Vancouver as a gawky kid who loved to perform magic tricks, then went on to get a business degree from the University of Victoria. Nathan for You manages to make use of both his love of magic and his business acumen, as well as his natural social awkwardness. On the show, he “helps” mom-and-pop shops with schemes that can border on offensive – like when he convinced haunted-house visitors that they’d contracted an autoimmune disease “a step below AIDS” in order to give them a real scare. Other bits are hilarious, sophisticated illusions: To promote a petting zoo, he made a video in which a pig appeared to rescue a goat from drowning. In reality, it was a scheme involving divers and other underwater props, but most of the big morning shows played the clip, believing it was real.

    Nathan for You returns tonight. I’m ready.

  2. I'll never forget watching this show the night it premiered alongside The Ben Show on CC. The contrast of quality between the two sorta blew me away haha. So happy this show is still running, this guy is so perfectly unique.
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  3. suicidesaints

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    Hey, the Ben Show was pretty great too.

    But NFY does blow it out the water.
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  4. JRGComedy

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    The Ben Show was very strange, glad to find some others that remember its existence. His current project, Wheeler Walker Jr., is much funnier and more effective.
  5. It had its moments as the season went on for sure, but idk something about that guy just really rubs me the wrong way haha

    Which is sort of ironic considering the foundation of Nathan's awkward humor is often to intentionally rub you the wrong way
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  6. JRGComedy

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    Here's what Ben is up to now, haha

  7. Fucking Dustin

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  8. Malatesta

    i may get better but we won't ever get well Prestigious

    i've watched some clips on youtube of NFY, and it's quite funny and inventive, but I could see it getting old quickly. apparently the newer season explores actual depth to his persona and social anxiety, which is cool, so I'll have to check it out.
  9. Zilla

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    You really need to watch them in episode form to get the full effect.
  10. Signifire

    Headphones blaring three stacks Prestigious

    It doesn’t really get old at all honestly, I thought the same thing at first though
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  11. suicidesaints

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    doesn't get old at all. honestly one of my top 10 shows of all time.
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