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Following Netflix special, comedian Nate Bargatze performs at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on March 11

Following Netflix special, comedian Nate Bargatze performs at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on March 11
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From a press release:

Following the continued success of his Netflix special “The Tennessee Kid,” comedian, actor, and writer Nate Bargatze is extending his bestselling Good Problem to Have stand-up tour into 2020, including a stop at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, March 11 at 7 p.m.

Tickets, which are $35, $49.75, and $149.75 (VIP with meet and greet), plus fees, go on sale this Friday, Nov. 15 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the Sundance Vacations Box Office at the Kirby Center (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at, and by phone at 570-826-1100. A Kirby Member pre-sale begins Thursday, Nov. 14 at 10 a.m.

A native of Old Hickory, Tennessee, Nate Bargatze’s comedy is both clean and relatable, evident in his six appearances on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” following four appearances on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” He appeared on “Conan” four times, was a recurring guest on “@midnight” on Comedy Central, and had his own “Comedy Central Presents” special in 2011.

Off-screen, Bargatze was part of Jimmy Fallon’s Clean Cut Comedy Tour and has done live shows for the troops in Iraq and Kuwait five times. He regularly performs at Bonnaroo, SXSW, the Oddball Comedy Festival, Sasquatch, Clusterfest, and the JFL Montreal Comedy Festival, where he’s received critical acclaim multiple years in a row. He is also in production on a pilot for ABC, which he created and stars in.

Bargatze was featured in Esquire as a “Best New Comedian” by Jim Gaffigan, one of Marc Maron’s “Comedians to Watch” in Rolling Stone, one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch” for 2015, and as No. 1 on Vulture’s “50 Comedians You Should Know” in 2015. His debut one-hour special, “Full Time Magic,” premiered on Comedy Central that spring, followed by his debut album, “Yelled at by a Clown,” which reached No. 1 on the iTunes Comedy Charts and remained on Billboard’s Top 10 Comedy Charts for weeks.

In 2017, Bargatze had a half-hour special released on Netflix as part of a six-part original series entitled “The Standups.” He received his own hour-long Netflix special, “The Tennessee Kid,” on March 26, 2019.