It is what it is. Most of the time, you get locked up with it and it takes a year or more to find out what the final decision is. Nate Bargatze: It changed everything. Summary Nate Bargatze: The Tennessee Kid is the best Netflix stand-up special in a while — a dry and witty look at the laidback life of a man not too different from us. You try to always be in the moment and pay attention to stuff as it happens, but that was crazy. So it was kind of immediate.
He knows how to operate in that world, which is wildly different from stand-up. I have been doing this for 16 years. They knew who I was, but it was never a big group. Eastern Tennessee has a twang, Middle Tennessee is more understated, and no one in Tennessee ever talks about West Tennessee. Andrew Husband: The last time we talked, your half-hour special on The Standups was coming out.
Despite this, though, I enjoyed The Tennessee Kid very much, and recommend it wholeheartedly. Like my uncle with the tuxedo jacket and no shirt. He shouts out a dog bakery in Mt. You can build your stand-up material into something else. It was always a smaller group, but this was a larger group of people.
His two albums, Yelled at by a Clown 2014 and Full Time Magic 2015 , topped the comedy charts when they were first released, and the Comedy Central Presents hour based on the latter also earned the Tennessee-born comic plenty of new fans when it premiered. It can take a year just to get told no. He can be the next Norman Lear if he wants. Photo: Netflix That deep-fried redneck material might make The Tennessee Kid seem Tennessean to people not from the South, and sure, I get it. What kind of noticeable effect, if any, has that had on your career?. His albums are great and I loved his half hour on Netflix but I was really needing to see a full hour and it didn't not disappoint in the least. Netflix is definitely the thing that sent me out there.
Obviously, I do exaggerate, but that whole story about the family wedding seems like it would be all exaggeration. No qualifiers are needed - he's simply a brilliant, brilliant comedian and this special is absolutely perfect. You can contact Andrew Husband or. I just want to create whatever I can create. He makes me proud to be a fellow Tennessee kid—although as someone that grew up in a family that blared anti-Vandy song parodies, I guess I have to overlook the Vandy love. I get pitched doing family sitcoms a lot, just because of how much I talk about my family in my act. I mean, that guy will run Hollywood one day.
So Jerrod called me and we started talking about an idea for a show. Plus, comedy is kind of a hot thing right now. But that insistence that Nate is fundamentally one of his audience helps to make The Tennessee Kid welcoming out of the gate, and it remains accessible from there. He sounds like my cousins, the ones I wanna talk to at Fourth of July gatherings. He knows that a solid half the letters in Louisville are silent. From how good he is at doing all the behind-the-scenes work to talking things over with network executives, which is a show in itself, Jerrod knows how to get stuff done in this business. I've watched hours of stand up specials - and I have been eagerly waiting for this one.
I hope we can keep doing it, though. You try not to be those parents that watch videos of their kids. Then again, it might be my daughter, too. And do not bail out as soon as he says goodnight because you'll want to enjoy a few pictures that display during the closing credits. They also include elaborate scenarios about how you get rid of a dead horse. Don't think of this guy as 'a clean comedian'.
That graphic, where it says The Tennessee Kid, was just put in after we shot it. But what makes The Tennessee Kid feel Southern to me is just Bargatze himself. And some of the guests really did get into a fight and all that stuff. Juliet, where my uncle and his family live. Juliet, that what makes The Tennessee Kid purely Tennessee.
I just thought it was something neat and different, with me and her doing this thing together and having her introduce me. That was the big thing to do before Netflix, and it still is. How did you two first meet? Going to these towns over and over again, which can result in a good word of mouth. Enter, then, Nate Bargatze: The Tennessee Kid, a wonderfully dry, laidback set without any grating attempts at profundity, intellectualism, or edge. He riffs on horses, pets, and arguments in this style, weaving each topic in with the next so skilfully that you can hardly see the seams. He tells a joke about planting beautiful plants in front of the DuPont factory, where my grandfather worked. Even since the Netflix boom came along, however, Bargatze has found himself headlining more often while out on the road and performing for increasingly bigger crowds of knowledgeable fans.
You have to know how to talk to the people at the networks. Thanks to Netflix, people are watching specials more than they ever have. I feel like comics get asked that a lot, about whether any of their jokes or stories are true. Those are the things they would say they knew me from. The instant I first heard him speak, way back in 2014 , I knew he was from Tennessee. But I just started writing a new hour right after that and it pretty quickly came together when I was on the road. Of course Netflix special is titled.